Jethro serves as the Programme Manager for IYF’s High Gear initiative in KZN, South Africa, providing technical and operational oversight of the project. He has more than six years of multi-sector development program experience, including work for global development consulting, non-profit, and private sector organizations. He has spent more than four years advancing economic opportunities in SMMEs, healthcare, and youth development, and is passionate about the power of youth and culture to drive effective social change.

He is an exco-member of the Commonwealth Alumni Association and an advisor for economic development in his residential ward. Jethro holds a master’s degree in developmental economics from the University of Edinburgh and an honours degree (cum laude) in developmental economics and international relations from the University of KwaZulu Natal.

Jethro Abel

Programme Manager, South Africa