Bright Young Minds: Celiwe Mabaso

Celiwe Mabaso is a seasoned communications and sustainability professional with a specialisation in community development and impact investment. Currently working as the Senior social performance manager for BTE Renewables.

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Listen or watch to understand:

  • Overview of her role at BTE Renewables and why her work is important.
  • Major challenges she faces in her work and sectors they operate in.
  • How she tackles these challenges.
  • How she measures the success of the projects she is involved in.
  • An approach to measuring improvements in behavioural change.
  • The key steps and requirements to creating thriving local economies.
  • How, as a young South African, she is making sense of what is going on in the country and the world.
  • Her vision for our future cities, potential barriers and solutions.
  • Advice to young people to remain hopeful of the future.

About Celiwe Mabaso
Celiwe Mabaso is a seasoned communications and sustainability professional with a specialisation in community development and impact investment. Currently working as the Senior social performance manager for BTE Renewables, she is responsible for leading the Social Performance team in the design and implementation of BTE's social impact programs and ensuring align to the organisations overall Sustainability ESG objectives, prior to her role at BTE she's held similar roles at EIMS Africa and General Electric (GE). Celiwe is passionate about the develop of youth in rural and underdeveloped areas and is an advocate for active citizenship. In 2021 Celiwe was acknowledged for her contributions to community development in the Mail; Guardian as part of the 2021 200 Youth South Africans.

About the Bright Young Minds Show on Future Cities Africa
Africa has the youngest population in the world. By 2030, young Africans are expected to make up 42 percent of the world's youth and account for 75 percent of the those under age 35 in Africa.

Young peoples' experiences, ideas, choices and preferences help shape the future of cities.

The Bright Young Minds show gives a voice to some of the brightest young minds to share their thought leadership, how they solve problems, their vision for future cities, how we can achieve this vision, and give hope to a younger generation.

Youth is the future of African cities.

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