Bio of Prof. Callisto Enias Madavo

Posted on Mar 22, 2016 | 0 comments


Prof. Callisto Enias Madavo

Prof. Dr. Callisto Enias Madavo is a Visiting Professor to the African Studies Program at Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service. Prior to joining the University, he held numerous senior level positions at the World Bank, including Regional Vice President for the Africa Region, Country Director for East Asia, and Country Director for East Africa. He retired from the World Bank after a rewarding career spanning 35 years.

Prof. Madavo has extensive experience in development work in a wide range of country program issues as well as sectoral matters, including urbanization (housing and transport), in Asia, Africa, Latin America, and the Caribbean. He has championed a number of initiatives on Africa at the World Bank, including the HIV/AIDS initiative, capacity development and infrastructure. He also encouraged and actively supported the initiative to hold the All-Africa Conference on Law, Justice and Development during its conceptual and resource mobilization phase in 2002.

Prof. Madavo is passionate about the development of Africa to which he continues to devote a fair amount of his time, namely as a Board member of several prominent nonprofit organizations including AFRICARE and International HIV/AIDS Alliance. He also served on the Board of the Foundation for Innovative Diagnostics and on the Board of the African Center for Economic Transformation. Prof. Madavo received his PhD degree in Development Economics in 1969 in the US from University of Notre Dame, Indiana. He speaks English and Shona.

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