Carlos Lopes Keynote speaker

Carlos Lopes

Carlos Lopes

Former Executive Secretary of the Economic Commission for Africa

Dr. Lopes is a Professor at the Graduate School of Development Policy and Practice, University of Cape Town, and Visiting Fellow at the Oxford Martin School, University of Oxford. He has led several UN institutions, most recently the Economic Commission for Africa, based in Addis Ababa, from which he stepped down in November 2016. Prof. Lopes belongs to a number of Boards including the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies in Geneva, and the Lisbon University Institute, that he Chairs. He has recently being appointed as a member of the African Union reform team led by Rwanda’s President Paul Kagame. @lopesinsights

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