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Noxolo Kindness Mbebe

Biodiversity and Stewardship Manager


Noxolo Mbebe is a dynamic Biodiversity and Stewardship Manager dedicated to safeguarding our planet’s biodiversity and bridging the gap between conservation efforts and local communities. She has a keen interest in community engagement and governance. Improving livelihoods, unemployment, inequality, and poverty are her key priorities.

Noxolo holds a Master’s degree in Mining and Environmental Geology, where she cultivated a deep understanding of the delicate balance between human activities and the natural world. Eager to make a tangible impact, she embarked on a journey as a conservation practitioner, working with various non-profit organisations and governmental agencies.

Throughout her career, Noxolo has been a tireless advocate for the inclusion of previously disadvantaged and marginalised communities in conservation, emphasising that sustainable solutions must align with the needs and aspirations of the communities they serve. This approach ensures that the voices of the community are not only heard but incorporated into conservation strategies. Moreover, she has played a pivotal role in implementing community-based conservation projects, fostering partnerships between local communities and conservation organisations. Her commitment to creating a sustainable and harmonious coexistence between humans and nature serves as an inspiration for current and future generations of conservation practitioners.