About Me

Itumeleng holds a Masters in Political Science from the University of the Witwatersrand. Her MA dissertation looked at gender politics in ANCYL branches in Seshego, and how these shape women’s activism in political organisations. She is currently a recipient of the Kader Asmal Scholarship funded by the Irish Aid. Itu is reading for a Masters in Science (Climate Change, Agriculture & Food Security) at the National University of Ireland Galway, and is a Graduate Research Fellow at the International Livestock Research Institue in Nairobi. Her current research looks at gender-specific strategies for adaptation to climate change within the livestock (dairy intensification) sector. She has a history activism serving in different political structures. She is passionate about gender, climate change and food security, particularly how these intersect with policy. Through her work, she hopes to bring the voices of rural women in agriculture to the centre of activism and policy making. Itumeleng is the former Deputy President of the Student Representative Council at Wits (2010/1).She currently serves on the Climate Change Agriculture and Food Security society committee and is an international student ambassador at NUIG.