Annual Event Speaker profile: Mmampei Chaba

Mmampei Chaba

Ms Mmampei Chaba is currently Chief Director responsible for Multilateral and Africa engagements within DST and has been in this position for 4,5 years. This includes the global multilateral Science, Technology and Innovation organisations such as the UN organisations, the OECD, and some of the South-South organisations. Her responsibilities also include managing Africa multilaterals on DST’s behalf such as SADC and the AU and the 21 S&T Agreements signed in the continent.

Before occupying this post, she served as a Director: Multilateral Cooperation from 2006 – 2010 within the DST and as a Deputy Director in Multilateral Cooperation from 2004 – 2006. She was also seconded to the UK in 2008 on DST’s behalf. Before joining the DST she worked in the Department of Health for 5 years as a Medical Scientist. Ms Chaba obtained her BSc degree in Chemistry and Biochemistry from the University of Cape Town and her Honour degree from University of Pretoria, in Genetic Epidemiology.