Susanna Moorehead & Jorge Moreira da Silva

Chair, OECD’s Development Assistance Committee (DAC), Director of Development Co-operation, OECD
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About Susanna Moorehead & Jorge Moreira da Silva

Susanna Moorehead is the elected Chair of the OECD’s Development Assistance Committee (DAC) and took up her role in February 2019. Before then, she was British Ambassador to Ethiopia and Djibouti and UK Permanent Representative to the African Union and the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa. Over a 30 year career in international diplomacy and development, Susanna has held senior executive, strategic, policy and operational roles - from the Board of the World Bank to famine relief in rural Africa. Susanna served as the UK’s Executive Director on the Board of the World Bank; was Director of West and Southern Africa at the UK Department for International Development (DFID); and Head of DFID India, when it was the UK’s largest development programme. She directed field-based famine and rehabilitation programmes in rural Mali for Save the Children and was Deputy Director of the Institute of Development Studies, Sussex until 1997. // Mr. Moreira da Silva is since 1st November 2016 the Director of the Development Co-operation Directorate (DCD) at OECD. As Director of the Development Co-operation Directorate (DCD), Mr. Moreira da Silva plays a key role in positioning the OECD’s work on development co-operation at the leading edge. He supports the work of the Development Assistance Committee (DAC) and collaborates closely with other components of the OECD's Development Cluster to strengthen the Organisation’s contribution to the international governance architecture, as well as to OECD-wide initiatives such as NAEC, Inclusive Growth, and work in support of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Before joining OECD, Mr. Moreira da Silva held senior political roles as Portugal’s Minister of Environment, Energy and Spatial Planning; Secretary of State for Science and Higher Education; Secretary of State for Environment and Spatial Planning; Member of the Portuguese Parliament; and Member of the European Parliament (where he authored the Report and the political agreement on the EU GHG Emissions Trading Directive in 2003). He also served as Senior Environmental Finance Advisor at UNDP.

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