Gerald Carlton is a social scientist and a student at the African Advanced Level Telecommunications Institute studying towards his master’s in communications management. Currently based in Kenya, he is researching climate migration in the region.
His enthusiasm for social entrepreneurship inspired him to launch Social Assistance Welfare (SAW), his own NPO. SAW provides social interventions and influences public policy to improve the lives of young people in developing countries. It partners up with similar initiatives to provide social assistance with health and sanitation projects, such as acquiring deworming kits for more than 10 000 children globally.
Carlton has several qualifications in the domains of trade law, trade economics and entrepreneurship. He’s also a member of various philanthropic and conservation organisations, including the Queen’s Commonwealth Trust and the Chatham House Common Futures Conversations initiative.
“I want to see a change in youth policy that can ameliorate the lives of young people in South Africa.”