Damien du Preez

From August 2022 to January 2023, I will be based in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, as part of an academic exchange at the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam.

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Hi there, I’m Damien du Preez.


I’m currently a final year student at Stellenbosch University, South Africa, studying political science, philosophy, and economics. I’m primarily interested in how we can build a better world for ourselves and future generations, and so I focus most of my attention on climate adaptation, sustainable cities, the just transition, degrowth, and human wellbeing. Much of this is motivated by a deep concern for the impacts of climate change, particularly in the African context.


I explore these interests through my writing and advocacy, and through my involvement with civil society groups. Additionally, I work as a marketing and communications associate for the Centre for Research on Democracy (CREDO). In the near future, I'm hoping to continue my studies at the postgraduate level with a focus on sustainable development or a related field.


If you’d be keen to have a chat, feel free to send me an email. If you’d like, you can also reach out on Twitter, where I’m quite active.