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About

Professor Franklyn Lisk

  • Visiting Professor
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Franklyn Lisk is Professorial Research Fellow at Centre for the Study of Globalisation and Regionalisation (CSGR), University of Warwick, UK, where he is engaged in research on global health governance and related policy issues, including HIV and AIDS responses, and more generally on the political economy of African development. He is the focal point for Africa within the university’s inter-disciplinary Global Research Priority on International Development, and also a Senior Research Associate of the Center for Research on Political Economy (CREPOL) in Dakar, Senegal.

In addition, he regularly provides consultancy and technical advisory services to the African Development Bank, the Africa Progress Panel, World Bank, UNAIDS, UNIDO, UNDP bilateral donor agencies and African governments. He was Professor Extraordinary at the Africa Centre for HIV/AIDS Management at Stellenbosch University in South Africa from May 2005 to November 2006, where he developed teaching modules on the economic impact and labour market implications of HIV and AIDS for the post-graduate diploma and Masters programmes. Prior to that, he worked with the Geneva-based International Labour Office (ILO) from 1974 until 2005, and held various senior positions including Senior Economist, Regional Adviser on Employment Policy for the Caribbean, Deputy Regional Director (Technical Programmes) for Africa, Director and ILO Representative to the United Nations, New York, and founding Director of the ILO Programme on HIV/AIDS and the World of Work.

Before joining the ILO, he was a lecturer in Economics at Aston University and a Research Fellow at Birmingham University where he obtained a PhD in Development Economics. Professor Lisk is the author of several books, monographs and peer-reviewed journal articles.