Unathi Kolanisi

University of kwaZulu Natal, South Africa

Unathi Kolanisi holds BHuman Ecology (University of Western Cape, SA), Consumer Science (PhD North West University (PUK), SA). She is currently employed by the University of kwaZulu Natal, South Africa in the School of Agricultural, Earth & Environmental Sciences (SAEES) as a lecturer in Food Security Programme in Pietermaritzburg Campus. Unathi is a social facilitator, trained on Agricultural Research for Development (ICRA, Netherlands) and by WOCAN, allowing her to bridge the gap between theory and practice by engaging students to deal with real life community projects through linkages to NGOs and CBOs. She addresses gender issues not only through research but also by giving both men and women skills on how to infuse gender equity values & norms in agricultural production and resource management.