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Riad Meddeb

Director ad-interim of UNDP Global Centre for Technology, Innovation and Sustainable Development (GC-TISD)

Biography

Riad Meddeb, Director ad-interim of UNDP Global Centre for Technology, Innovation and Sustainable Development (GC-TISD), based in Singapore.

Riad has twenty-five years of experience in sustainable development and economics, focusing on technical cooperation and policy advisory support to governments in Africa, Arab States, and Asia and Pacific regions and is currently a Senior Principal Advisor on Small Island Developing States (SIDS), in the Bureau for Policy and Program Support/Global Policy Network. Prior to joining UNDP, Riad was an Economist at the UN Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD), working on international trade and foreign direct investment, and at the International Labor Organization (ILO) on the impact of technology and job generation in developing countries. He has worked with the private sector and lectured at the University of Paris V.

Over the past years at UNDP, Riad has worked closely with the Alliance of Small Island States (AOSIS), on critical issues related to the implementation of SDGs and SAMOA Pathway in SIDS, including how to capitalize on digital transformation for SIDS.