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Edna dos Santos-Duisenberg

Edna dos Santos-Duisenberg is economist, Chief of the Creative Economy Programme, and former Chief of Cabinet of the Secretary General of UNCTAD. She joined the United Nations in the 1980s and in 2005, became Chief, Creative Economy Programme of UNCTAD. In this capacity, Ms. dos Santos has been guiding UNCTAD’s policy-oriented research, articulating intergovernmental dialogue and implementing technical cooperation projects in several countries. She has been pro-active in promoting international action and national initiatives on creative economy matters. Ms. Dos Santos directed the research and is the main co-author of the United Nations Creative Economy Reports 2008 and 2010. She also launched the UNCTAD’s Global databank on the world creative economy.

As Chairperson of the UN Multi-Agency Informal Dialogue Group on Creative Industries, she has been promoting policy coherence and synergy among the UN system on issues related to the creative economy. Her academic background is in economics and business administration, with Master Degrees in International Trade from the Sorbonne University in Paris, and in International Economic Relations.



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