Andrew Hartnack

Title: Projects Director & Senior Researcher; Board Member
Hometown: Harare, Zimbabwe/Cape Town, South Africa
Qualification: PhD (Anthropology) (UCT); MA Anthropology; BSS (Hons) (Rhodes)
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Andrew is a social anthropologist with more than a decade of experience working around southern Africa on issues related to livelihood enhancement, rural development, land reform, agricultural labour, displacement and migration, HIV-AIDS issues and youth empowerment. In a professional capacity, Andrew has worked with and for many NGOs involved with this work. His academic research has focused on rural and urban livelihoods, the impacts of displacement on Zimbabwean farm workers and the dynamics of welfare initiatives in the Zimbabwean commercial farming sector. In 2015, Andrew completed his PhD on the history of farm welfare in Zimbabwe and how such initiatives and their beneficiaries were impacted by the land reform process in that country. He has a keen interest in the ways in which marginalised people exercise agency and resilience despite the many structural constraints they face in their lives. Andrew is one of the founding Board members of SLF, and in May 2015, he joined SLF full-time as the Projects Director & Senior Researcher. In his spare time, Andrew enjoys spending time outdoors with his wife and son, shooting the breeze with friends, playing and listening to music, travelling around southern Africa and watching cricket. Always rooting for the underdog, he supports the Zimbabwe cricket team.