Violet Mwendera
Promoting sustainable development across Southern Africa
University of Pretoria


  • Violet is originally from Malawi however has lived in several African countries including Swaziland and Ethiopia. She now lives in South Africa.
  • She studied BSc. Environmental Management at the University of Swaziland and graduated top of her class and university. Violet then proceeded to study for her Honor’s in Environmental Analysis and Management.
  • She was awarded the Canon Collins Scholarship to study for MSc. Environmental Management at the University of Pretoria.
  • She has worked as an Environmental Assessment Practitioner undertaking environmental and social impact assessments and is passionate about ensuring that African nations develop sustainably and that environmental protection measures are established and maintained.
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Greatest achievement: 
Ensuring adequate environmental awareness of climate variability and climate change
Professional interests: 
Effective adaptation of smallholder farmers to climate variability, Impact assessments, environmental sustainability of cities.
Current occupation: 
Environmental Consultant