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Dr. Genevieve Lerina James

Genevieve Lerina James currently serves at Africa’s mega university, the University of South Africa. She heads the Community Engagement and Outreach division which provides oversight to over a hundred development projects.  She created the education for justice initiative, the Chance 2 Advance, which is a best practice in Knowledge Mobilization. The Chance 2 Advance program is designed to create wider access to critical knowledge produced in the higher education sector and encourage mutual knowledge mobilization between universities, and entities outside of the academy. The program has reached over 100 000 participants.  

Prior to this, Genevieve served as senior lecturer in Missiology. Her PhD. was located in the field of Urban Missiology.  Genevieve works at the nexus of higher education and training, development and faith networks for the purpose of nation building and deepening social justice.