Catherine Constantinides

Location: South Africa
Precinct Program: Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders
Date(s): Summer 2016
Title & Organization: Archbishop Tutu Africa Oxford Fellow

Catherine Constantinides is a social entrepreneur who started her first business at the age of 16. She has over a decade invested in education, empowering and creating awareness around climate change, sustainable development, agriculture, and women’s empowerment. She works actively in schools and rural communities consulting with the government and private sector. This dynamic, award-winning young voice of Africa has her sights firmly set on addressing the challenges Africa faces as a continent, in order to be economically viable and to move forward sustainably. Constantinides is also an Archbishop Tutu African Oxford Fellow. In 2015 she was announced as one of SA’s 21 Icons and recently she received the UBUNTU award for Youth Diplomacy from the South African government for her global work. No stranger to leadership platforms across Africa, Catherine is a prominent figure who leads by example and entrenches active citizenry as a key driver to building Africa.

Blog Entries

Catherine Constantinides | Addressing the Water Crisis in Capetown

Because EVERY Drop Counts.

Over the past few months the city of Cape Town in South Africa has suffered its worst drought in more than a century. Mandela Washington Fellow from South Africa, Catherine Constantinides, has been hard at work ensuring that communities, children and schools are part of […]

Catherine Constantinides – MWF2016 Impact Story

Catherine Constantinides is a climate activist, humanitarian, and social entrepreneur from Johannesburg, South Africa.

“The ability to go back home with a network of other African leaders who come from every corner of our continent has been something so powerful.”

Catherine spent 6 weeks at the Presidential Precinct as a Mandela […]