Dr. Castro Paulino Camarada
Dr. Camarada holds a PhD in Agricultural Systems and MSc in Tropical Agriculture Development. Started his work in academia and research at the Agostinho Neto University, for some 14 years in – Angola; where he was Professor and Vice-Rector of the University Centre of Huambo and coordinated the CGIAR-SADC led National Grain Legume Programme. He was a member and founder of the 1st National Research Council of Angola and also worked as Advisor to the Minister of Agriculture for more than a year. He is a founding member of ADRA (an Angolan NGO on Rural Development and Environment). He worked as freelance consultant for a while, doing consultancy work for EU, World Bank, INGOs, Government, among others, before joining FAO. Dr. Castro Camadara was with the FAO for 17 years as FAO Representative in various countries managing multidisciplinary teams and large country and regional portfolios covering Agriculture, Livestock, Fisheries, Forestry, Environment and Rural Development in general. Served as FAO Regional Coordinator for East Africa and FAO Representative to the AU and the Economic Comission for Africa.