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Thina Nzo

Local Government Policy and Politics Researcher


Currently resides in: Northern Cape, South Africa

Born in Lusaka Zambia

Educated in South Africa and England, Thina has been primarily involved in the non-government sector evaluating local governance performance and policy implementation. Thina has acquired extensive skills in applied research and monitoring and evaluation working with local government institutions in various Southern African countries. Her areas of interest are local local government politics, participatory governance and policy evaluation. Thina's long term goal is to establish a local government research institute that will play a central role in providing policy advice that is much needed to strengthen local government policy decision-making.

Contact details

thina.nzo@gmail.com



Professional details

Current Position(s)

Policy Research Specialist | Secretary General's Office | African National Congress
Kimberley, South Africa | June 2013 - present

Other

Monitor and Evaluate the implementation of ANC policies at local and provincial level. Conduct policy research and policy recommendations on socio-economic transition.


Previous Position(s)

Research Consultant | Local Governance | Khesswa Knowledge Management Institute
Kimberley, South Africa | October 2011 - May 2013

Consulting and Project Management


Project Manager | Local Governance | Institute for Democracy in South Africa
Pretoria, South Africa | July 2009 - August 2010

Consulting and Project Management


Regional Research Co-ordinator | Local Governance | Institute for Democracy in South Africa
Pretoria, South Africa | July 2008 - June 2009

Consulting and Project Management


Local Governance Researcher | Local Governance | Institute for Democracy in South Africa
Pretoria, South Africa | June 2006 - June 2008

Consulting and Project Management

Educational history

Tertiary

University of Birmingham

Birmingham, United Kingdom | 2010 - 2011

Master of Science - Local Policy and Politics

University of Johannesburg

Johannesburg, South Africa | 2009 - 2010

Master of Arts - Public Management and Governance

University of Kwa-zulu Natal

Pietermaritzburg, South Africa | 2006 - 2007

Bachelor of Social Science Honours - Policy and Development

University of Kwa-zulu Natal

Durban, South Africa | 2003 - 2005

Bachelor of Arts - Culture and Heritage Studies

University of Edinburgh

Edinburgh, United Kingdom

PhD - African Studies (Local Government Party Politics)

Achievements

Awards

Public Policy Partnership Scholarship Award | 2004

Ford Foundation International Scholarship | 2010

Awarded an international scholarship to study in the UK.

Academic Achievements

Public Policy Partnership Scholar and Alumni | 2004

Ford Foundation Scholar and Alumni | 2010

Activities

Memberships

Northern Cape Department of Health Research Committee

Research Ethics Committee Member

Assess ethical standards of prospective medical and health related research conducted in the northern cape province. Make recommendations on approval or disapproval of research projects to the ministry of health.

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