Saliem Fakir | WWF South Africa

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Saliem Fakir

Head of the Policy and Futures Unit

Saliem Fakir is Head of WWF’s Policy and Futures Unit. He joined WWF in February 2009. Prior to this, Saliem was a senior lecturer at the Department of Public Administration and Planning at the University of Stellenbosch where he lectured on renewable energy policy and financing. He also held the position of Associate Director for the Centre for Renewable and Sustainable Energy Studies (University of Stellenbosch) and served as Director of the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN-SA) office for 8 years.

Saliem has a B.Sc. Honours in Molecular Biology from Wits and a Masters’ in Environmental Science from Wye College London. He completed a senior executive management course at Harvard University in 2000.
Saliem has a unique insight into some of the most pressing local and global issues and brings a probing curiosity to WWF. The Policy and Futures Unit has an exciting mandate. They are inspired by the possibility of a just and equitable future which provides a firm foundation for people and nature both to thrive.

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