Project Officer, Science Communication Division
Ms Kedibone Monyebodi is a Project Officer within the Science Communication Division at the South African Agency for Science and Technology Advancement (SAASTA) focusing mainly on the science engagement of the DST priority research areas. She joined SAASTA after completing the DST│NRF Internship programme before her appointment as a Project Officer in 2015. Ms Monyebodi holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Biotechnology from the University of Limpopo and currently studying towards her Honours Degree in Environmental Science Management from the University of South Africa. She completed a Science Communication course with the University of Stellenbosch in 2015.
The priority research areas science engagement programmes managed by SAASTA on behalf of DST include the Hydrogen South Africa (HySA) Public Awareness, Demonstration and Education Platform, the Nanotechnology Public Engagement Programme and the Public Understanding of Biotechnology. The main aim of the programmes is to promote credible, fact-based understanding of priority research areas through dialogue, education and engagement that will enable informed decision making on related technological innovations amongst local and international stakeholders. The programmes will also aim to entice and inspire the next generation scientists towards science, technology, engineering, mathematics and innovation (STEMI) careers, especially those in the priority areas.