João is a Natural Resources Management Specialist in the World Bank’s Environment and Natural Resources Management Global Practice, based in the Maputo, Mozambique. He currently works on sustainable landscape management and blue economy-related issues. Prior to joining the World Bank, João held positions in both the public and private sectors, having worked in the Brazilian Cooperation Agency (ABC) and with a private renewable energy developer in Tanzania. He has also worked as a researcher in the BRICS Policy Center, a think-tank in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, focusing on South-South Cooperation and aid effectiveness. João holds a Master’s and Bachelor’s degree from the Institute of International Relations at PUC-Rio University (Brazil).