Lauda Nel

  • International Development Practitioner, United Nations Office for Project Services
  • Heriot Watt University, Commerce


Lauda grew up in Soweto and has always had a desire to deepen her understanding of cultures around the world. She received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Policy Studies from UNISA in 2012 and have recently graduated as a scholarship recipient from Heriot Watt University for an MBA degree. Because of this interest, she was awarded a partial scholarship to become an exchange student in Costa Rica in 2002 with AFS Interculture International. It was from this experience that she decided to pursue a career in International Development. Lauda has since worked for several international NGO’s including the Australian Government’s Scholarship program – Australia Awards for Africa.

Greatest Achievement

Working for NGOs such as USAID in fighting poverty and injustice.

Professional Interests

Policy, Philanthropy, International Development