Inam Yekwayo is a Conservation Ecologist, with a PhD (Conservation Ecology) from Stellenbosch University and an MSc (Zoology) from Water Sisulu University. Inam’s research focuses on the interaction of arthropods with various vegetation types. Inam has published scientific articles in journal, such as, PLoS One, Biodiversity and Conservation, and Insect Conservation and Diversity. In addition, she has shared her research findings in local (South Africa) and international conferences. Inam understands the importance of collaborative research. As a result in projects that she is working on currently, she is collaborating with researchers from different institutions, such as, University of Mpumalanga, Harvard University, University of Stellenbosch and University of KwaZulu-Natal.
In addition to being a researcher, Inam is a Nature Conservation lecturer at the University of Mpumalanga. At the University of Mpumalanga she has been involved in the teaching and learning of modules, such as, Conservation Ecology and Entomology, and the supervision of an MSc student. Furthermore, at Harvard University she is a teacher for isiXhosa. Currently, Inam is registered with Haaga-Helia University for the Vocational Teacher Education Programme.