Director of Sustainable Resource Management at the Gauteng Province, South Africa
Melinda Swift is the director for sustainable resource management in the Gauteng Province Department of Agriculture and Rural Development, South Africa. She leads a team that implements community-based natural resource management projects in the Land Care and environmental sector Expanded Public Works Programmes. Swift's focus is on developing organizational effectiveness, supportive networks and the leadership potential of her team members. She is a member of the Climate Leadership Plus alumni network organized by Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ), Germany's international cooperation organization.