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Hany Besada

Prof. Hany Besada is an Adjunct Research Professor, Institute of African Studies, Carleton University and Senior Research/Programme Advisor at the United Nations Office for South-South Cooperation (UNOSSC). He is also a Non-Resident Senior Research Fellow with the United Nations University-Institute for Natural Resources in Africa; Senior Fellow, Bill Graham Centre for Contemporary International History, University of Toronto; Senior Fellow, Columbia Centre on Sustainable Investment (CCSI), Columbia University; and Research Fellow, China Institute for South-South Cooperation in Agriculture (CISSCA), China Agriculture University. Previously, he has served as Deputy Executive Director at the Diamond Development Initiative (DDI); Regional Advisor, African Mineral Development Centre (AMDC) at the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA); Theme Leader: Governance of Natural Resources at the North-South Institute (NSI); Research Specialist on the United Nations Secretary General’s High-Level Panel Secretariat on the Post 2015 Development Agenda, United Nations Development Program (UNDP); Program Leader and Senior Researcher at the Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI) in Waterloo, Canada; Principle Researcher: Business in Africa at the South African Institute of International Affairs (SAIIA) in Johannesburg, South Africa; and Policy Advisor for the South African Ministry of Local and Provisional Government. Prof. Besada is the author of more than 80 peer-reviewed scholarly journal papers, dozens of policy papers, over 70 opinion pieces and editor/author of 14 books. He holds a PhD in Politics and International Studies from the University of Warwick.