Zwavhupoo Forestry and Development Training and Community Development
- BTech in Forestry Nelson Mandela University
Forestry career: 5 years
My role involves forest conservation, development trainings in forest technology, community development, climate change trainings, youth empowerment in forest management and women empowerment in forestry.
WHY I LOVE WORKING IN THE FORESTRY SECTOR
Forestry is not just a profession to me but also my passion. Forest have been here way longer than us. While humans struggle the ripe old age of 100 years, some trees such us Methuselah, a Californian pine tree from the white mountains of Inyo County, have lasted nearly 5000 years.
MY ADVICE TO THOSE EXPLORING A CAREER IN FORESTRY
I am a strong advocate for gender equality. In forestry, women need to all come together and manage our forests. To see forestry as not only a business but a venture but a profession that gives life to human and other living organisms, and I believe can save the world.