Joseph Molapisi – African Institute


Joseph Molapisi is currently the Executive Director of the Africa Institute for Environmentally Sound Management of Hazardous and other Wastes, which is both the Basel Convention Regional Centre and the Stockholm Convention Regional Centre. He completed his BSc (Honours) in Chemistry at the University of the Witwatersrand in 1995 after which he worked as a research scientist at the South African Nuclear Energy Corporation from 1996.  In 1999 he obtained an MSc (Chemistry) degree from the University of Pretoria.  In 2002 he obtained his MBA from University of South Africa and then joined the South African Bureau of Standards as a manager of the organisation’s analytical laboratories.  In 2005 he joined the South African Sugar Association as a Regional Manager (Southern Region).  He then joined the Ministry of Science and Technology of the government of the Republic of South Africa in 2006 as a Director in the Emerging Research Areas.  He obtained a PhD (Management of Technology and Innovation) degree from the Da Vinci Institute for Technology Management. The Africa Institute is involved in activities most of which are in line with the objectives of the STRIKE project.  Over the years the Institute has amassed a lot of experience in training law enforcers, capacitating them to be able to effectively enforce regulations related to environment protection.  Mr. Molapisi, through the Africa Institute, will therefore use his acquired experience and expertise to help advance the activities and objectives of the STRIKE project.  In addition, the Africa Institute stands to benefit greatly from its participation in the project by acquiring better knowledge and techniques to help also advance its own activities.