Mapula Tshangela

Mapula Tshangela

Senior Policy Advisor

Ms Mapula Tshangela is the Senior Policy Advisor with the National Department of Environmental Affairs. Her current responsibilities include policy and research interface in sustainable development, green economy and sustainable consumption & production. Prior to joining the Department in 2007, she worked at the electricity generation, distribution and head office positions in areas including waste, air quality, sustainability performance, impact assessment, environmental, quality and pollution management systems, water cycle chemistry and laboratory chemical analysis. She participated at a number of national and international engagements and has collectively more than 17 years’ work experience. Among others, she coordinated the conceptualisation of South Africa’s national green fund establishment that arose as one of the May 2010 first national green economy summit outcomes and subsequent priority focus areas and she managed the development of national strategy for sustainable development, the green economy modelling report and the environment sector research, development and evidence framework. Ms Tshangela studies and publications interest include sustainability, green economy, technology & innovation, policy management and evidence based policy making. 

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