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Independent experts nominated by country party

David Mothepu Thabiso Nkalai

First name
David Mothepu Thabiso
Last name
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Date of Nomination
Other Disciplines
Natural Resource Management
Soil Science
UN languages spoken


Job function
Principal Environment Officer
Highlands Development Authority
Telephone number
9 266 314 324
Work experience
Over 15 years experience on natural resources management practices for land conservation and protection for a sustainable soil utilization for crops, animal production and development; Expertise in soil classification, soil mapping and soil surveys for crop production, animal production and development; Experience in conducting crop production field experiments and research on fertilizer use; Experience in environmental impact assessment of construction on natural and cultural resources, particular interest in impacts mitigation; Experience in writing environmental specifications into construction and development contracts; Supervision of Environmental Studies Consultants; Developing project proposals on natural, cultural resources and agricultural development.
Highest Academic achievement and qualification
M.S., Soil Science and Geography, Texas Technical University, USA, 1983_x000D_
B.Sc., Soil Science, Texas Technical university, USA, 1977_x000D_
Post-Graduate Diploma, Soil Science, University of Ghent, Belgium, 1974_x000D_
Diploma, Agriculture, University of Botswana, Lesotho and Swaziland, Swaziland, 1970_x000D_
Certificate, Agriculture, Lesotho Agriculture College, 1966
Number of Publications
Publication titles
1. Co-Publisher of Soils of Lesotho: A System of Soil Classification for Interpreting Soil Surveys in Lesotho - Office of Soil Survey Conservation Division, Ministry of Agriculture, 1979_x000D_
2. Co-Publisher of Soil Survey of the Thaba-Bosiu Project in Lesotho. Office of Soil Survey, Conservation Division, Ministry of Agriculture, 1976_x000D_
3. Soil Erosion Patterns of the Mollisols in Katse Watershed: submitted to the 10th African Regional Soil Mechanics and Foundation Engineering Incorporating Third International Conference on Tropical and Residual Soils, 1990
Other activities
Member, Lesotho Science and Technology Association;_x000D_
Member, Lesotho Society for Geographic Information Systems;_x000D_
Member, Lesotho Solar Energy Society;_x000D_
Texas University, USA Alumni;_x000D_
University of Ghent, Belgium Alumni
Organisation name
Lesotho Highlands Development Authority
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