Dr Jane M. Olwoch is the Executive Director of the Southern Africa Science Service Centre for Climate Change and Adaptive land Management (SASSCAL). Among her other qualifications, she holds a PhD (Zoology) (Climate Change) from the University of Pretoria and an MBA from the Business School, Netherlands. Prior to joining SASSCAL, Dr Olwoch was the first Head of Earth Observation at the South African National Space Agency (SANSA). Dr Olwoch also has over 20 years’ research and training experience at Higher Institutions of learning in the field of Environmental science and climate change through which she has supervised over 30 postgraduate students and authored /co-authored over 50 publications mostly in peer review journals. She was a Lead Author of Chapter 11, Human Health, of the working group 2 to the IPCC, Fifth Assessment Report (2010-2014).