Pamla Gopaul
Senior Programme Officer: Strategic Initiatives, African Union Development Agency NEPAD

Mrs Pamla Gopaul currently serves as a Senior Programme Office for Strategic Initiatives within the African Union Development Agency-NEPAD and is responsible for the establishment of the Agency’s Policy Bridge Tank.

From 2015 to 2019, Ms Pamla Gopaul, served as a Policy Officer and Senior Coordinator to the Chief Executive Officer, at the NEPAD Agency, in Midrand, Johannesburg and she was responsible for aligning the organization’s strategic plan for effective programme implementation.

She held an important role as Senior Administrative Officer to the CEO, from 2006 to 2015 and during this time over a period of two years, the organisation had to be managed, without an officially appointed Chief Executive Officer. Through her diligence and passion, she enabled business continuity and transparency and was accountable to the African Union Governance committee and development partners.

She was a former staff at the University of Kwa-Zulu Natal, as an Analytical Coordinator and Statistical Database Administrator from 2001to 2006 and has built a high reputation among the faculty senior management and university stakeholders in delivering on the university’s integrity.

She has over 24 years of experience as a professional coordinator and has served as a Research Fellow and Financial Administrator at Technikon Natal from 1998 to 2000.


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