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Marcelo Santos Rocha da Silva

         

Hometown

Salvador, Brazil

Education

B.A. in International Relations with distinction, Centro Universitario Jorge Amado (UNIJORGE)

Interests

International development, sustainable rural development, forest conservation, climate change, climate finance, and intercultural communication.

Experience

Marcelo is an enthusiast of South-South cooperation. He has over 13 years of practice in development policies and projects by working for the Brazilian Government, the United Nations and AECID in Brazil, Bolivia, Haiti, Honduras, Ghana, and Mozambique. Many of those projects were implemented in partnership with USAID, JICA, and GIZ under the trilateral modality. His areas of experience include forest conservation and sustainable use of the rainforest, energy efficiency and renewable energies, agriculture and food security, public management, urban development, and private sector development. He speaks Portuguese, English, and Spanish and has a basic knowledge of French. Marcelo is particularly excited about joining the UF Center of Latin American Studies and hopes that experience will deepen his knowledge about the political and economic challenges to face climate change in Latin America.

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