Editor in Africa
Nalisha Adams, based in Johannesburg manages a network of writers who often work under dangerous and traumatic conditions with limited resources across the continent.
She coordinates with the editor in chief and is part of the editorial team.
She joined IPS in 2009 as a thematic editor, reporting to the regional editor. She was previously an assistant editor of global markets research at Standard Corporate and Investment Bank. Prior to that she was a senior journalist for a number of years at South Africa’s daily newspaper, The Star and covered various issues including gender, hard news, HIV/AIDS and crime and justice.
In 2003 she won the Mondi Shanduka Award for Best Feature Story and Story of the Year for a narrative ‘A Fall of Sparrows’ on HIV/AIDS. The story tracked the lives of two HIV-positive women living in a South African township.
She has an Honours Degree in Journalism from the University of the Witwatersrand.