Sianne Abrahams

SASH Fellow 2014-2015


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Sianne’s role as the HEAIDS and Curriculum Integration Officer at HAICU entails integration of HIV/AIDS education into each Faculty at UCT. Sianne holds a MSocSc in Social Policy Management (UCT) and a Management Diploma from the University of Stellenbosch and a Bachelor of Arts in African Gender Studies. Prior to joining UCT, Sianne worked in various research and social development consultancies and more recently has managed an NGO which provided a coordinated programmatic response for government, business and civil society who had invested interests in road safety. Accomplishments in the road safety sector were acknowledged by the Minister of Transport Sibusiso Ndebele who awarded a Certificate of Achievement to Sianne during her tenure as the first recipient of the FIA Foundation and Zenani Mandela Scholarship for Road Safety (2011). Sianne utilizes her research, strategy, networking and business development experience at UCT to ensure that each Faculty contributes towards shaping an AIDS competent UCT community. Of particular interest is the unique method of collaboration that Sianne uses with Faculty’s in order to embed HIV content into core and co-curricula.