Full First Name(s)
Title (honorific)
Academic Qualifications
PhD ( 2020, University of Fort Hare); MA (2013, University of South Africa); BA Hons (2006, University of South Africa); BA (2001, University of Zimbabwe)
Brief Biography (English)

Stanley Maphosa is the International and National Liaison Manager of the Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf). He is the Regional Coordinator of The World Academy of Science Sub–Saharan Africa Regional Partner (TWAS-SAREP). Stanley and his team work to establish relations and maintain existing ones at bilateral and multilateral levels worldwide. He is a science diplomat, science communicator, science adviser and science advocate. Through his work with TWAS-SAREP, the regional partner has reached 43 science and technology lagging countries and seen more young scientists benefit from its opportunities. Stanley’s work includes providing leadership and guidance to the South African Chapter of the Organisation for Women in Science for the Developing World (OWSD), the South African Young Academy of Science (SAYAS) and the hosting of the International Science Council Regional Office for Africa (ISC-ROA). Stanley is a Disaster Management Professional affiliated to the Disaster Management Institution of Southern Africa (DMISA), a member of the International Government Science Advisers (INGSA) and a member of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). Stanley is a holder of a PhD in Social Sciences from the University of Fort Hare (UFH). Before ASSAf, Stanley worked as an Executive in Community Development, Disaster Management, Advocacy and External Engagement at World Vision International for 12 years. He has advanced people management, financial management, monitoring and evaluation, communication, and project as well as program management skills. He has successfully fundraised nationally, regionally, and globally in various roles and managed multimillion-dollar projects. Before World Vision, he taught at primary, secondary, high school, and School of Journalism for well over 10 years. He is an author of four books and an internationally sought-after speaker on Leadership Development, Youth and Women Empowerment. He has consulted locally and internationally for the United Nations.

Job Title
International and National Liaison Manager
Primary Organisation
Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf)
Website Address for Primary Organisation
African Country
South Africa
African Region
Southern Africa