Meet the EDGE team

Effective EWS-building is multi-dimensional requiring a holistic, integrated whole system approach. With this in mind, we have established EDGE as a multi-stakeholder transdisciplinary initiative exploring digital innovation between 3 countries, 3 universities, governments, digital tech industry, NGOs, policymakers and practitioners. EDGE connects natural and social sciences and engineering to address technical and social-ecological challenges behind multi-hazard risks in rapidly growing urban areas of Africa.

Here you can find out more about each team member, as well as contact details and links to their social media pages and personal websites, where applicable.

Principal investigators


University of Bath

University of Lagos

University of Stellenbosch

Project Partners

Earthwatch Institute


Biotip Ltd


Made Culture Lagos

Peculiar Grace Youth Empower Initiative

  • Adewale Irewale
  • Segun Alex Fayomi

Lagos State Government

  • Adedoyin Lasisi

Federal Ministry of Environment

  • Adeola Omotunde


Amazon Web Services


Department of Water Affairs

  • Hennie Kotze

Centre for Human Development

  • Monica Orisadare

City of Cape Town

Western Cape Government