Topic: Formal Opening Session
Hours: 10:10 – 10:30 (Mozambique time)
Day: Wednesday, October 06, 2021
Panelist: Narciso Matos
Position: Chairman of the Board of Directors

Narciso Matos is the current Chairman of the Board of Directors of Biodiversity Conservation Foundation – BIOFUND. He holds a Doctorate in Chemistry (Humboldt University), Germany. He is the former Dean of Eduardo Mondlane University – UEM and at the same time, Member of the Assembly of the Republic (1990 – 1995).

Narciso, played a role at African Universities Association as a Secretary General. Between 2000 and 2007 he was the Head of International Development Program for Carnegie Foundation in New York. From 2007 to 2014 he was the Executive Director of Community Development Foundation. Narciso has also undertaken the office of Dean of Universidade Politécnica since 2017, where he was the Pro-Dean for Institutional Development.

Currently he is the Chairman for Social Policy and Governance in Africa, and a University Foundation Member for Development and Education.