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Africa Cheetah Run – Carlos Lopes’ Blog

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Honorary Professor at Nelson Mandela School of Public GovernanceFaculty of Commerce, University of Cape Town. Visiting Professor at Sciences Po, Paris, and Associate Fellow at Chatham House, London. 2017 Fellow at Oxford Martin School, University of Oxford.

Member of a dozen boards, including the Global Commission for Economy and Climate, Global Commission for the Future of WorkGlobal Commission on the Geopolitics of Energy TransformationKofi Annan FoundationJakaya Kikwete Foundation, Hailemariam and Roman Foundation,  the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, Geneva, the Global Advisory Board of the African Leadership Institute, Honorary Fellow of the African Academy of Sciences, Lifetime Member of the Lisbon Academy of Sciences.

Honorary Doctorate Degrees from Cândido Mendes University, Brazil,  Hawassa University, Ethiopia and the Polytechnic University of Mozambique.

Past chair of the Lisbon University Institute (2009 to 2017). Past head of several institutions at the United Nations, including the United Nations Institute for Training and ResearchUN System Staff College and UN Under-Secretary General and Executive Secretary, Economic Commission for Africa, (2012-2016).

Has occupied prominent positions such as UN Assistant Secretary-General and Political Director for Secretary General Kofi Annan and he is currently the  African Union High Representative for Partnerships with Europe and a member of the African Union Reform Team led by President Paul Kagame.