Masego Madzwamuse

Team Leader: Economic and Social Justice Cluster
Open Society Initiative of Southern Africa (OSISA)
South Africa

Masego Madzwamuse is the Team Leader for the Social and Economic Justice Cluster at the Open Society Initiative of Southern Africa (OSISA). She has over 15 years of experience as a policy analyst focusing on environment, land tenure, development and community rights. Prior to joining OSISA she held various jobs including an independent researcher; Programme Manager for the UNDP TerrAfrica initiative which was aimed at mobilizing civil society engagement in processes aimed at up-scaling sustainable land management in Sub-Saharan Africa; Country Director for the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) in Botswana and later Regional Programmes Development Officer for the IUCN Regional Office of Southern Africa in Pretoria. She is a Member of the IUCN Commission of Environmental Economics and Social Policy where she serves as Theme Co-Chair for Theme on Sustainable Livelihoods and is part of a working group that is charged with developing a People in Nature (PiN) knowledge basket on the interrelationship between people and nature. She has published widely on the political economy of sustainable development, climate change adaptation, natural resources management, rural development and the rights of indigenous peoples in Southern Africa.