Categoria: Speakers

The EU External Investment Plan

Shanaz Patel is an experienced professional in the areas of development finance, asset management, business development and M&A activities in the Iberia Peninsula, Brazil, Africa and the Middle East. Extensive track-record in originating and managing high profile M&A deals, large scale greenfield projects and improving asset performance. In April 2018, was invited to join the…

Water Development and Sanitation projects in Africa – case studies and impacts

Pedro Amaral Jorge joined AfDB in 2017 to work as private sector expert in developing and structuring Infrastructure, Energy, Water and Sanitation Projects in Africa, with focus in the Sub-Saharan Africa region, undertaking the mission of supporting AfDB executing Non-Sovereign Operations by funding Public Private Partnerships, Private Sector Enterprises as well as State Owned Enterprises.…

MarianaSousa

Climate Finance – financing climate projects in Portuguese Speaking Countries in Africa

Mariana Abrantes de Sousa is an international financial consultant, and former investment banker, Mariana was instrumental in the launching Project Financing and PPPs in Portugal and in managing the transaction cycle as arranger of award winning deals in sectors such as energy, transportation and health. A Senior PPP Specialist with extensive service as member of…

Youth, Leadership and Democratic Development in Africa

Edalina Rodrigues Sanches is a Researcher on African Politics  at Instituto de Ciências Sociais da Universidade de Lisboa. Her thesis “Explaining Party System Institutionalization in Africa: From a Broad Comparison to a Focus on Mozambique and Zambia” was awarded best thesis by the Portuguese Political Science Association (2016). Her research interests comprise democratization, political institutions,…

Smart Cities, Smart Energy

All over the world, a new path is emerging that questions our responsibility towards future generations. New sources of power, the need for renewable and sustainable energy supplies and the growth in smart cities and related technology is creating not only massive opportunities, but significant challenges too. Miguel Marques da Silva, DHC Operations Support Executive…