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Energy for Development in the Portuguese-speaking World

By LACSI on August 6, 2015 in
August 26, 2015 @ 2:00 pm – 3:45 pm
Richard B. Russell Building Special Collection Library, Auditorium, Rm. 271
The University of Georgia
300 South Hull Street, Athens, GA 30605
Steve Lownes

Director General Georgina Benrós de Mello of the Community of Portuguese Language Countries will present “Energy for Development in the Portuguese-speaking World.” In her talk, she will discuss the use of biofuels, oil, and other energy sources and their role in economic development. She will use case studies from the Portuguese-speaking world with a focus on Cabo Verde, East Timor, Angola, Mozambique and Brazil.

Director General Benrós de Mello
Born in Cape Verde, graduated in Economics from the School of Economics and Management at the Technical University of Lisbon. Later she completed post-graduate studies with CENFA (Cape Verde) & FUNDAP (Brazil), and the Graduate School of Public and International Affairs at the University of Pittsburgh (USA). She has worked as an economist in both the public and private sectors in Cape Verde and East Timor. In East Timor, she was the nation’s first Executive Director for the Promotion of Investment and Exports. Her experience with international organizations and civil society organizations includes working with high-profile projects supported by funding agencies such as the United Nations and the World Bank. She has published numerous book chapters and articles in specialized magazines and newspapers, both in Cape Verde and Portugal. She is co-author with Ana Cristina Lopes Semedo, the “Exporter’s Guide to the European Union Market”, published in March 2001 in Praia by the Cape Verdean investment promotion agency. Her recent work with the World Trade Organization’s Enhanced Integrated Framework focuses on the development of trade, investment, the private sector, and the connection to global value chains.

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