PROGRAMME COMMITTEE MEMBER

Edwin Naidu

Edwin Naidu is a journalist from Johannesburg, South Africa interested in coverage of scientific issues, higher education and gender. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism and Media Studies from the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg.

He has won several scholarships and awards for his work in journalism and was previously Impact Editor at SciDev.Net working on the Role Models campaign aimed at encouraging women to remain in careers in science and technology. Currently working on outreach for Footprints newsletter for the Science Granting Council Initiative with SciDev.Net.

He has written extensively on transformation, gender, climate change, and energy on the continent, including contributing to two books: Nelson Mandela Opus (the world’s largest book on Mandela) and 100 The Mandela Years.

In 2018, Naidu won the Mandy Roussow award for Great Idea in the Media Monitoring Africa lsu Elihle Awards. He also won 3rd prize for his three-part article highlighting the issue of malnutrition and its impact on children in South Africa and Africa. In 2023 Naidu received an award for Leadership in Gender in the UN Women Africa Gender Journalism Awards for a report in the Sunday Independent.