Dr. Hlekiwe Kachali

Dr. Hlekiwe Kachali

Project Director
Humanitarian Logistics and Supply Chain Research Institute

Dr. Hlekiwe Kachali is a practitioner and researcher in system dynamics of disaster resilience and recovery and humanitarian logistics.


Hlekiwe has a Bachelor of Engineering (BEng) in Computer Engineering from Finland and a Master of Engineering (MEng) in Systems Engineering from Australia. Prior to her doctoral work on the key elements of disaster recovery and resilience after the Christchurch earthquakes, Hlekiwe had over a decade of experience in telecommunications.


Hlekiwe’s interests in system dynamics and resilience led to her working in the areas of global flows, conflict dynamics, mine action, emergency management, disaster risk reduction and information management in emergencies."