Prof. Emmanuel Nnadozie, an economist and development expert, became the Executive Secretary of the African Capacity Building Foundation on Dec. 1, 2013. He came from the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA) in Addis Ababa where he worked from 2004 to 2012. His last post at the Commission was Director of Macroeconomic Policy Division and Chief Economist. In addition, he was an Adviser to the Executive Secretary of the Commission. Among his major achievements in that role was his successful supervision of the production for four unbroken years of the flagship publication of the Commission, the annual Economic Report on Africa, between 2010 and 2013.
Previously, he was UNECA’s Director of Economic Development and NEPAD Division where he helped to coordinate the assistance of UN agencies to the African Union and its affiliates, including the African Peer Review Mechanism (APRM) and the New Partnership for Africa’s Development (NEPAD). This role has made him a notable figure among African organizations as a dependable ally of the continent.
He joined the UN after a distinguished academic career. He was Professor of Economics at the Truman State University, formerly Northeast Missouri State University, Kirksville, Missouri, in the U.S. from 2002 to 2004. Before then, he was Associate Professor from 1994 to 2002, and Assistant Professor from 1989 to 1994. He served for 12 years as the Director of pre-Doctoral programme at the university until he left in 2004. In addition, he was Visiting Professor at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte from 1996 to 1997... read more