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Inger May Harber

- Programme Coordinator

Inger Harber is the Programme Coordinator for the Partners Enhancing Resilience to People Exposed to Risks (Periperi U). In this position she is tasked with overseeing the implementation of the Periperi U initiative in consultation with RADAR Director, Ailsa Holloway.

This includes the implementation externally funded projects involving university partnerships across Africa (and beyond) as well as strategic engagements and collaboration with regional, bilateral and international organisations. It also includes support to RADAR’s Stellenbosch University-specific activities.

Inger has experience coordinating and managing complex programs and projects within the community and international development sectors, spanning a number of thematic areas including disaster risk reduction (DRR), gender, urban risk and development, health and communication, with internationally recognised expertise in responsive DRR programming. Inger previously worked for Oxfam Australia where she coordinated their humanitarian and disaster risk reduction programs in South Africa. This includes the drafting of a humanitarian strategy for Oxfam in South Africa and coordinating a response to the outbreak of xenophobic violence in Durban, KwaZulu Natal in 2015. Inger was a member of the Oxfam in South Africa Urban Think Thank; the KwaZulu-Natal Disaster Management Advisory Forum and the Oxfam Southern African Emergency Response Team. Prior to this, she coordinated the Oxfam in South Africa Student Placement Program for the Oxfam Monash Partnership. Inger has her Masters in Development Studies from the University of KwaZulu-Natal with a dissertation that focused on the role of information and communication technology in fostering learning and education amongst youth in rural KwaZulu-Natal.

Contact Details

  • Tel: 021 808 9284
  • Email: iharber@sun.ac.za
  • Office: Room 0022, AI Perold Building, Stellenbosch University


  • MA in Development Studies, University of KwaZulu Natal, 2015
  • BSocSc (Political Science and English), University of KwaZulu Natal, 2008

Publications, Articles and Research

Harber, I. and Mabizela, P. 2016. “Leveraging connections: The value of an integrated approach to development.” (Learning paper) South Africa: Oxfam Australia.

Harber, I. 2015. “Learning and Doing: Exploring the role of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) in fostering learning and education amongst Youth in rural KwaZulu-Natal.” Durban: School of Development Studies, University of KwaZulu-Natal

CLIQ. 2011. Community report: a participatory approach to assessing the impact of ICT access on quality of life in KwaZulu-Natal. Durban: School of Development Studies, University of KwaZulu-Natal [Available http://sds.ukzn.ac.za/files/CLIQ_Community_Report_2011.pdf]

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