Monique Classen
University of Cape Town
  • Arts and humanities
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University of Cape Town
  • Arts and humanities
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Bachelors with Honours
University of Cape Town
  • Environment
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Ms Monique Classen is a graduate from the University of Cape Town with a Master of Philosophy in Environment, Society and Sustainability. Her interest lies within stakeholder engagement as within her dissertation “Eco-Africa and facilitated community participation in the /Ai-/Ais Richtersveld Transfrontier Conservation Area”. Experienced Researcher with a demonstrated history of working in the think tanks industry. Skilled in Microsoft Word, Editing, Planning, Environmental Awareness, and Time Management. Monique is a strong research professional with the ability to organize, interpret and analyse factual and subjective data. Through her work experiences, Monique is able to work independently, and within a team as her project management skills are more equipped in dealing with continuously evolving and time-restricted situations. Her effective communication and people-friendly nature allows her to interact with various individuals from civil society to policy-makers. Besides her qualification, Monique has also established strong administrative and social media marketing skills which allows her to capture and motivate wider audiences.


Work Rights:
South African Citizen
  • South Africa
  • English


  • Research and communications assistant intern at African Centre for a Green Economy

    Responsible for conducting research on numerous subjects relating to the delivery of AfriCGE's existing projects.

  • Casual research assistant at Mobile Indaba Afirca

    Responsible for creating coding for market-based research of various companies.

  • Research assistant at Centre for Complex Systems in Transition

    Responsible for desktop research on various projects, alongside assistant other postgraduate international students with their research.

  • Country manager of South Africa at Climate Scorecard Project

    Responsible for building networks and relationships with organizations related to climate change, alongside gathering information related to SA's Paris agreement pledge.

  • Research assistant at African Climate and Development Initiative

    Responsible for gathering and creating a literature database pertaining to Green Skills in South Africa.


  • People Skills

  • Communication

  • Networking and Liaison

  • Leadership and Teamwork

  • Project Management

  • Problem Solving

  • Research

  • Adaptability and Flexibility


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