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Mari-Lise du Preez

As Partnerships Manager for i2i, Mari-Lise puts her interest in networks and partnerships to practical use. She is also interested in the social aspects of learning and innovation.

Before joining i2i, she worked as an independent consultant for clients like the Institute for Justice and Reconciliation (IJR), the Gordon Institute of Business Science (GIBS) at the University of Pretoria, and the Sustainability Institute. Prior to that, she was a programme manager at the South African Institute of International Affairs (SAIIA), and she lectured at the University of South Africa (Unisa).

  • MA in international studies, Stellenbosch University
Recent Content by Mari-Lise du Preez
“If you can make it here, you’ll make it anywhere”: Innovating in Lagos
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Cape Town tech ecosystem: Strengthening inclusive innovation in a divided city
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Finding partners in uncharted territory: How to harness network effects to build relationships when you’re starting from scratch
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