Memory Reid

Memory Reid is an environmental scientist with an interest in climate change adaptation, energy transitions and renewable energy, resource governance, food security and sustainable livelihoods. Currently, a Postdoctoral Researcher with the Global Change Institute, looking into the water-energy-food (WEF) nexus’ influence on livelihoods, together with general well-being of populations in South Africa’s local urban context. Particularly the participation of today’s youth in resource governance and decisions pertaining to the sustainable use of WEF.

The study recognizes the energy and agency of young people—as producers and consumers of WEF resources, as potential innovators, and entrepreneurs, and as policy actors. It uses a transdisciplinary research approach to capture the WEF nexus and the complexity and dynamics that exist in the socio-ecological systems in operates, whilst identifying local activities that enhance/support food, water, and energy security initiatives. Dr Memory Reid holds a PhD in Geography and Environmental Science from the University of Witwatersrand and currently in the Energy Leadership Programme with Wits Business School.