Sponsors & Partners

- University of Manchester
- United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO);
- Australian Governement AusAID;
- Department of Science and Technology, Republic of South Africa;
- University of Zimbabwe;
- Southern African Development Community (SADC);


UNESCO will facilitate and coordinate the course and support the delivery of the training modules and tutor the participants online on specific themes particularly relevant to the Member State. Professor Alaphia Wright and Dr Shamila Nair-Bedouelle will be facilitating this process.

Prof. Alaphia Wright

Prof. Alaphia Wright is UNESCO's Representative to Angola, Lesotho, Namibia, South Africa and Swaziland. He holds a PhD in Operations Research / Management Science in Mine Planning from the Technical University Clausthal in Germany; was Dean of Engineering at the University of Zimbabwe, visiting professor in Zambia, external examiner in Germany, Ghana, South Africa and Zambia; and Coordinator, Evaluation Capacity Development in UNESCO, Paris. A strong proponent of the Systems Approach, he is the developer of the Systems-ware Model of the Logical Framework Matrix used in planning, monitoring and evaluation. He leads the UNESCO team for this training, primarily covering facilitation and quality assurance.

Dr. Youssef Filali-Meknassi

Dr. Youssef Filali-Meknassi studied Chemical Engineering at the Mohammed V University. He holds a PhD in water treatment processes from the INRS in partnership with the "Ecole Polytechnique de Montreal". He is the Science Programme Specialist at UNESCO Windhoek and will be co-facilitating the SADC STI Policy training.