Romulo Paes de SousaDirector The World Centre For Sustainable Development (RIO Centre) Brazil
Romulo Paes de Sousa, MD, PhD in Environmental Epidemiology (London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine) has been the Director of the UNDP World Centre for Sustainable Development in Rio de Janeiro since 2013. Previously, he was Senior International Associate at the Institute of Social Development Studies at the University of Sussex (UK). He served as Deputy Minister of Social Development and Fight against Hunger of Brazil (2009-2012). Prior to that, he served as National Secretary of Evaluation and Information Management (2004-2007) in the same Ministry. He has also worked as a consultant on health and social protection policies in Egypt, South Africa, Honduras and the UK. His areas of research interest are: sustainable development, social protection policies, social inequality indicators, and health inequality. He has published 6 books and several scientific works on social protection policies and epidemiology. He currently maintains academic links with various institutions, including: Honorary Associate of the Institute of Development Studies (IDS), University of Sussex; Honorary Professor of the Government School of the Oswaldo Cruz Foundation (Fiocruz); Research Associate of the Government Studies Center, Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul; and Associate Professor of the International Relations Institute, Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro (PUC-Rio).