Richard Calland

Richard Calland has for the past twenty years worked in the fields of democratic governance and sustainable development in South Africa and beyond. Based at the University of Cape Town, where he is Associate Professor in Public Law. His current research focus is the governance of climate change and climate finance, as a part of UCT’s African Climate Development Initiative.

Richard is also a Fellow of the University of Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership, and has been a member of faculty on senior leadership programmes for such organisations as PWC, the World Bank, the Asian Development Bank, the African Development Bank, Namdeb, Nedbank and Tata. In South Africa he advises Massmart (now owned by Walmart), Africa’s largest retailer on issues of politics, sustainability and governance, and is a founding partner of The Paternoster Group: African Political Insight

Jerome van Rooij

Jerome van Rooij began his career as a finance specialist within a multinational energy group in the UK, and moved to South Africa in 1994 where he has worked with private sector entities, non-government organisations, academic institutions and donor agencies on projects aimed at extending financial services to the poor, improving urban public transport services, and assessing local economic development as well as social economy initiatives among others. Over the past five years Jerome has focused principally on climate finance, with a particular emphasis on Sub-Saharan Africa. Having initially been active primarily in South Africa, Namibia and Zambia, he has subsequently worked with entities in twelve other countries in his capacity as consultant to the African Climate Change Fund hosted by the African Development Bank.


A number of Senior Associates of the Hub provide additional capacity when needed, on issues such as development economics, budget procedure, local governance, and climate finance.

The Senior Associates provide additional capacity when needed.

Nathan Dufour

Political economy and governance specialist