Mr Cecil Haverkamp is a management and innovation specialist with a public policy and international development background. He has worked at global and country levels with governments, international organisations and leading universities in the US, South-East Asia and southern Africa. In his work, Cecil is particularly interested in the power of professional networks and communities of practice as drivers for innovation and change from within organisations where conventional top-down or outside approaches have failed or proven short-lived. At Aika, he is developing innovation coaching and partnership models tailored to the region's organisational and contextual circumstances to ensure a broader and more sustainable impact, especially on protracted problems in complex and dynamic systems independent of sectors or technical fields. These include economic transformation and diversification challenges, resource dependencies and labour migration. Cecil co-founded several initiatives and platforms based on these ideas and constantly experiments with new tools and approaches.