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Koaile Monaheng

Lesotho, 2020

Koaile Monaheng is a student from Lesotho currently pursuing a Masters Degree in International Relations, focusing on Global Climate Change Governance. He is a compassionate person who has earned respect and admiration from his peers and those around him through his exemplary leadership. His various accolades include: SRC Presidency at Machabeng International College, Dean of Students Leadership Award, a Vice-Chancellor’s appointment to the Student Disciplinary Committee, winner of the Investec Top 100 Awards, Tutor Coordinator and Teaching Assistant in the Department of Political and International Studies at Rhodes University.

Koaile undertook a Bachelor of Social Science degree at Rhodes University, majoring in Economics, Political and International Studies and went on to graduate with an honours in the same field. His other research interests include: foreign policy, climate justice, corporate power, feminism and climate diplomacy. His passion lies in looking beyond future scenarios of how the world will suffer through climate change, declaring that Africa in particular, is already confronting this reality. Through indigenous environmental education, Koaile believes that Africans can be agents capable of determining their own destiny, by rewriting themselves into the history books that have archived and erased African experiences.His next step is to further his studies by pursuing research in Environmental and Geographical Science. Thereafter, through attaining a PhD, he aims to one day lead an institute committed to conscientising young minds to the realities of climate change and environmental issues, specific to Africa.

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