As world leaders discuss climate change in South Africa, the country’s residents are seeing its impacts firsthand.
Climate Adaptation Manager, Conservation South Africa (Former CI Employee)
Amanda Bourne is the implementation deputy manager in Springbok, South Africa. She specializes in climate change adaptation, biodiversity stewardship, governance and community-based conservation and is fluent in both English and Afrikaans. Amanda is responsible for ensuring the field office’s conservation projects are implemented, focusing on integrating climate change and adaptation issues into conservation projects. She led the Climate Change Vulnerability Assessment for the Namakwa District and has been involved in the EcoRangers Project, which focused on alternative predator management. Amanda graduated from the University of Cape Town with a degree in social science. There, she also worked as a research consultant in the Engineering Department. Namaqualand in South Africa is her favorite place. She also enjoys horseback riding, playing pool and yoga in her spare time.