Antonio A. Pedro
Director, Sub-regional Office for Eastern Africa (SRO-EA)
United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA)
Master's in Mineral Exploration, Imperial College, Royal School of Mines, London. Former Head, Natural Resources and Infrastructure Development, UNECA. Currently responsible for running the Economic Commission for Africa's 13 country Eastern Africa office. 2007, originator of the Big Table meeting in Addis Ababa. Driving force behind the AU/UNECA's three-year work on the review of Africa's Mineral Regimes. Lead Author, Africa Mining Vision, adopted by the African Union Heads of State and Government (2009). Co-Chair, UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network thematic group on the Good Governance of Extractive and Land Resources. Faculty Member, Executive Training on Extractive Industries and Sustainable Development, a joint programme of the Columbia Center on Sustainable Investment and of the Center on Globalization and Sustainable Development at Columbia University. Board Member: Columbia Center on Sustainable International Investment; others. Honorary Fellow, Graduate School of Natural Resources Law, Policy and Management, University of Dundee.