Vuyisile Precious Moyo

Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Vuyisile is currently a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at ACDI, University of Cape Town. He is working on the Heat Adaptation Benefits for Vulnerable Groups in Africa (HABVIA) project to address some of the large evidence gaps on the human health and wider social outcomes of heat adaptation in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA). The study intends to co-produce and implement heat adaptation interventions for low-income/informal housing and manual labour in four heat-vulnerable communities in South Africa and Ghana, gathering high-quality cohort data on the human physiological and mental health response to heat, alongside climate, environmental and qualitative information, building on well-established health-research partnerships. He is a former Research Fellow at Stellenbosch University, Rufford Foundation, Research Platform in Production and Conservation in Partnership (RP-PCP), CIRAD, and the Centre for Applied Social Sciences (CASS) at the University of Zimbabwe. Other areas of expertise include social research, workshop facilitation, training, strategic communications, conducting participatory monitoring and evaluation covering themes such as climate change resilience and transformation, artisanal small-scale mining, human rights, governance, key populations, sustainable development, gender, migration, and health in Africa. Vuyisile has also worked on projects funded by organizations such as WHO, USAID, UNDP, UNFPA, and PEPFAR.