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Dr. Sebabatso Manoeli.

Innovation Director: All Children on Track by Grade 4 (DGMT)

As an Innovation Director at the DG Murray Trust, Dr. Sebabatso Manoeli heads up work focused on early childhood development and education.

Manoeli has worked in the fields of politics, academia and development practice. She worked on Transitional Justice and Governance for the Department of Political Affairs at the African Union Commission as a consultant. She was a Departmental Lecturer in African History at the University of Oxford. She has also a Lecturer at Stanford University’s Bing Centre for Overseas Studies and a Teaching Fellow at the University of Fort Hare Institute of Social and Economic Research (FHISER).

She has provided research support for the Dynamics of State Failure and Violence project at the Peace Research Institute of Oslo, and the Oxford Martin Commission for Future Generations. She has worked in the field of leadership development at the Africa List at the CDC Group in London, where she focused on private sector leadership in ten African countries, and at the African Leadership Academy in Johannesburg. She was a Rhodes Scholar at the University of Oxford, where she earned a DPhil in History and an MSc in African Studies. At Amherst College, where she earned a BA in Political Science and Black Studies, Sebabatso was a Mandela Scholar. Dr. Manoeli is also a Senior Fellow of the Moremi Initiative for Women’s Leadership in Africa, a Salzburg Global Seminar Fellow, and a Machel-Mandela Fellow at the Brenthurst Foundation.