Rehana Moosajee is the founder at The Barefoot Facilitator and a past Member of the Mayoral Committee of the City of Johannesburg. We chat about her background and work at The Barefoot Facilitator, her work with SA Cities Network and National Treasury, NLTA of 2009, having authentic conversations, stakeholder collaboration, Covid-19 and future cities with deeper human connection.
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Rehana’s background and the Barefoot Facilitator
Stakeholder collaboration challenges
Did the NLTA 2009 meet its objectives?
Rehana’s work with the SA Cities Network
Rehana’s work with National Treasury, Partnering for Inclusive Growth
Her vision for Future Cities
Challenges for cities to be ‘moveable’
What will cities look like in 2040?
Rehana is passionate about people, places, potential, and the planet. She is committed to creativity, collaboration, and connection. She has been invited to various local and international platforms to share from the heart. Her assignments have included amongst others: wellbeing economies, food systems, eco-mobility, place-making, and staying connected to nature in rapidly urbanising contexts.
Rehana’s style is characterised by bringing the richness of her life experiences authentically into her work – from retreats in Rajasthan, to business principles from Bhutan, to inter-faith/ inter-cultural tour of Turkey. She combines her professional training in education, with her years of community activism and a 13-year stint in local government with the deep learning she has gained from the opportunities that life has brought to her.
About The Barefoot Facilitator
We have a deep understanding of the multifaceted nature of challenges that confront our planet, organisations and individuals.
At The Barefoot Facilitator, we understand that the frenetic pace of modern-day living leaves many people disconnected from themselves, the natural environment, and each other.
Our work spans a vast range of issues – including but not limited to: eco-mobility, place-making, well-being economy, wellness, and authenticity in human relationships.
We work closely with our clients to understand the root causes of the challenges an organisation/community is dealing with. We assist them to design a variety of initiatives that are creative and experiential – that help to create clarity on complex issues and encourage people to work from the inside out.
Richard Gevers is the Founder of Open Cities Lab, a civic technology lab with a focus on the development of open data for application to urban challenges operating within cities in Africa. We explore many projects they are involved in, overcoming the general ‘fear of data’, how to improve public-private sector collaboration on Open Data, and how cities may change over the next 5 years.Play Now
Kyra Rautenbach is Sustainability Manager at Attacq Ltd. We chat about Smart and Sustainability initiatives at Waterfall City - Africa’s first Smart City. We also discuss city challenges, inclusive cities, her biggest fear of Covid-19, and advice for students in these uncertain times.Play Now
Dmitry Pozhidaev is Global Advisor at UN Capital Development Fund, he’s based in Uganda. We discuss 15 new cities that are planned for Uganda, insights into the book: ‘Reflections on African Cities in Transition’ and his chapter called ‘Urbanization and the Quality of Growth in Uganda: The Challenge of Structural Transformation and Sustainable and Inclusive Development’, emerging disruptors for Ugandan cities and much more.Play Now
Nicolaas Klopper is Director at 1map. We explore the National Property Register and its importance to the management of a city, how maps make complex data less abstract and provide actionable insights that drive revenue and improve service delivery, and how Mapping will be transformed as part of everyone’s workflow.Play Now
Lisa Reynolds is the Chief Executive Officer of the Green Building Council South Africa. We explore her background, how she is leading the GBCSA in challenging times, the Green Recovery and why it is important, trends and opportunities for cities, legislation she would change with her magic wand, the Green Building Convention 2020, advice for woman in the built environment and words of encouragement.Play Now