20-23 AUGUST 2024



Anisa Khan

Anisa Khan is the Director of Academic Services within the Division for Internationalisation at the University of Johannesburg. In this role, she supports international partnership development and the University’s global engagement strategy by supporting faculty across a wide range of internationalization activities, including special projects, Erasmus Staff Mobility, establishing multi-partner research and knowledge partnerships, and collaborative teaching and learning programmes.

Ms Khan previously held a similar role at the University of Stellenbosch as Manager for Global Partnerships and Internationalisation. Ms. Khan also held various positions across the basic education, higher education and non-profit sectors in programme management, teaching, stakeholder engagement and business development. This includes a long history of work in the NGO sector in environmental education, climate leadership and sustainability programmes, and she now also serves as a Director on the Board of the NPO People Opposing Women Abuse (POWA). Ms Khan also served as the Higher Education and Newton Fund Programme Manager for the British Council in South Africa. In this role, she supported bilateral cooperation between the UK and South Africa. She worked closely with national government departments and funding agencies to support early-career researcher development, research partnerships and innovation capacity building. She holds a Bachelor of Arts Honours Degree in Environmental Science from the University of KwaZulu Natal (UKZN), a Higher Diploma in Education (UKZN) and a Masters Degree in Education (with Distinction) from Rhodes University. She has also completed training through Wageningen University in facilitating multi-stakeholder partnerships, from Stellenbosch University in Digital Teaching, Wits University in Climate Leadership, from the Swedish Meteorological and Hydrological Institute in Climate Mitigation and Adaptation, and the University of Cape Town in Facilitating Online programmes and Climate Change Adaptation.