Kashiefa Parker

Kashiefa Parker – IOI-SA Associate


Kashiefa completed her Masters of Social Sciences degree (M.SocSc) with the Environmental and Geographical Sciences Department at the University of Cape Town. She also holds an Honours degree from the University of the Western Cape. Her Masters research focussed on the human dimensions of marine and fisheries management in South Africa.

Kashiefa has a strong interest in social development and this has been her motivation for promoting holistic and integrated conservation and management approaches, and bridging the communication gap between different sectors and stakeholders. Kashiefa’s work at IOI-SA has focused on small-scale fisheries where she had been involved in co-ordinating the WWF’s national Responsible Small-scale Fisheries Training programme, stakeholder workshops with the Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry (DAFF), and the Regional Small-scale Fisheries Governance Training Programme for promoting the implementation of the SSF Guidelines in collaboration with the FAO.  Her previous experience includes research through various research units at the University of Cape Town (the Environmental Evaluation Unit and the African Climate Development Initiative), and on working on regional projects that focus on coastal management, knowledge management and capacity building within local coastal communities along the east and west coasts of Southern Africa with EcoAfrica Environmental Consultants.