Crystal West

I am blessed to be able to fulfill my purpose and live my passion on a daily basis. DAG enables me to earn a living while doing so!

Crystal is a Programme Manager at DAG. She is responsible for the “Re-imagining Neighbourhoods” programmatic area, which includes DAG’s Informal Settlement Upgrading Projects, Active Citizen’s Training Course, Socio-Technical Support, Woodstock / Salt River and Asivikelane WC projects. She has a track record of more than 25 years of successfully launching and managing large scale programs in NGOs. She has successfully coordinated several multi-disciplinary human settlements projects in both EPHP and Informal Settlement Upgrading from inception to successful completion. In addition, Crystal has led the implementation of community prioritized sustainable livelihood initiatives in more than 10 projects in the Western Cape, Eastern Cape and KwaZulu-Natal. Crystal’s extensive experience in neighbourhood development, capacity development relating to human settlements and strengthening community-based organizations, is indicative of her genuine passion to see people lead their own development. She holds a Bachelor of Social Science in Social Work obtained from the University of Cape Town in 1995.

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