Annual Event Speaker profile: Daan du Toit

Daan du Toit

Daan du Toit started his career in the South African Department of Foreign Affairs. Since 2002 he has worked for the Department of Science and Technology – from 2006 as the Department's representative to the European Union, and from 2014 as the Deputy Director-General: International Cooperation and Resources. Over the years, his efforts have seen South Africa's international cooperation in science, technology and innovation (STI) flourish.  He played a central role in the establishment and management of the European-South African Science and Technology Advancement Programme, among others, and has represented his country in multilateral forums like the OECD's Global Science Forum, the Group on Earth Observations, and the Square Kilometre Array Organisation's Strategy and Business Development Committee.