Title: Communications and Knowledge Management Advisor
Institution: Global Water Partnership Southern Africa
Dr. Monica Morrison is applying her experience in information and data management policy and practice to support GWPSA’s Africa Coordination Unit in mobilising knowledge for the region’s programmes. She explores, develops, and applies knowledge assets of GWP and its partners to improve accessibility, relevance, trustworthiness, and sharing of knowledge and learning.
Monica has lived and worked in southern Africa since 1991, engaging with water-related knowledge and communications work from the African Ministers’ Council on Water (AMCOW), BIOKAVANGO project, the Cuvelai Watercourse Commission (CUVECOM), the Global Water Partnership (GWP), International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN), Permanent Okavango River Basin Water Commission (OKACOM), RESILIM project, the Southern Africa Development Community (SADC), and the University of Botswana Okavango Research Institute (UB-ORI). In 2012 she created Moedi wa Kitso consulting services based in Maun, Botswana.
She holds degrees from the University of New Brunswick, Memorial University of Newfoundland, the University of British Columbia, and, in 2021, a PhD from Stellenbosch University’s Centre for Evaluation, Science and Technology focused on science communication for research uptake. All that studying has made her an advocate of inclusive knowledge to create impact.