Bame Modungwa is the Impact Investment Intern at the Bertha Centre under the Innovative Finance Initiative. Her work at the Bertha Centre has been centred around research and development, with a focus on social entrepreneurship. Bame helped put together the Pathways to Sustainability programme – a series of workshops for NPO’s looking to transition to the social enterprise model, as well as the organising for the centre’s 2016 Pathways to Funding do-ference – a 2 day masterclass for social entrepreneurs around “how to raise funding”.
Bame is a student passionate about the development of African economies. Born and bred in Gaborone, Botswana, she is currently completing her Master of Commerce degree, specializing in Economic Development at UCT, where she previously attained her undergraduate and honours degrees in Politics, Philosophy and Economics (PPE). She is an alumnus of the Brightest Young Minds program (2015), a teaching assistant on the London School of Economics (LSE) and UCT joint July school programme and is a founding member of a young women’s association called Minds For Tomorrow, which seeks to help Batswana youth chart their path to personal development.