Position:

Associate Professor, Programme Director

Globalisation and Development Programme &
Government and International Relations Programme

Office: T2-501-R5
Tel: (756) 3620639
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                                           GAD Dr. Edoardo Monaco 
  
Academic & Professional Qualifications
  • Postgraduate Certificate in Sustainable Value Chains (University of Cambridge, United Kingdom)
  • Executive Certificate in Economic Development (Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, USA)
  • PhD International Relations (Yunnan University, China)
  • MSc International Management (double degree, ICN Grande Ecole Business School, France & University of Bologna, Italy)
  • LLB Law (University of Bologna, Italy)
  • Certified Sustainable Development Planner and Fellow, World Institute of Sustainable Development Planners (Hong Kong)
Academic Interests
  • Sustainable development governance and rise of the Global South, with particular regard to:
  • Holistic development paradigms and their measurement;
  • Economic growth, diversification and inclusion;
  • Natural resource management and sustainable value chains;
  • Green and circular development;
  • South-South cooperation.
Selected Research Project / Grants
  • Jan 2019-June 2021, Principal Investigator “South-South cooperation for inclusive green growth: upscaling sustainable bamboo value chains through the “Sino-Dutch-East Africa Development Programme 2016-19”, UICRO Research Grant;
  • July 2018-April 2019, bursary from Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership, to take part in research-based Postgraduate Certificate in Sustainable Value Chains, University of Cambridge, United Kingdom;
  • October 2017, UICHRO grant to take part in Climate Change & Energy: Policy Making for the Long Term Programme at Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government, USA;
  • June 2016, President’s Award for Teaching and Service 2015-16;
  • April 2016, UICHRO grant to take part in Innovation for Economic Development Programme, at Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government, USA;
  • February 2014, UICHRO grant to take part in Leading Economic Growth Programme Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government, USA.
 Selected Publications
  • Monaco, E. (April 12, 2020). “Ode to fragility, amid Covid-19”, CGTN Opinions, China Global Television Network, CGTN https://news.cgtn.com/news/2020-04-12/Ode-to-fragility-amid-COVID-19-PBfASUwvKw/index.html;
  • Monaco, E. (2019). “Sustainable development and bamboo value chains:  Ethiopia’s green growth opportunities within the ‘Sino-Dutch-East Africa Bamboo Development Programme 2016-19’”, Solutions Journal, Crawford School of Public Policy, Australian National University, ISSN 2154-0926, Volume 10, Issue 4, 16-24;
  • Monaco, E. (October 26, 2019). “What the GDP won’t tell you”, CGTN Opinions, China Global Television Network, CGTN, https://news.cgtn.com/news/2019-10-26/What-the-GDP-won-t-tell-you-L6DcpdbuNi/index.html;
  • Monaco, E. (2018). “Sustainable development governance from margins to mainstream: overcoming traps by embracing complexity”, European Journal of Sustainable Development (ESCI), ISSN: 2239-5938, Volume 7, Issue 1, 25-32;
  • Monaco, E. (2017). “Preserving Bhutan’s national identity: an analysis of Gross National Happiness and other survival strategies”, European Journal of Sustainable Development (ESCI), ISSN: 2239-5938, Volume 6, Issue 3, 2017, 81-91;
  • Monaco, E. (2016). “Competing demands and sustainable solutions in Bhutan: notes on Gross National Happiness and its measurements”, Journal of Management and Development Studies, ISSN 2392-4896 & ISSN 2392-4888, Vol. 27, 1-15;
  • Monaco, E. (2014). “Fairphone’s supply chain revolution: changing the world, a handset at a time”, Solutions Journal, Crawford School of Public Policy, Australian National University, ISSN 2154-0926, Issue 5(4), July-August 2014, 35-39;
  • Monaco, E. (2014). “Mineral traceability and conflict in Eastern Congo: the case of Conflict-Free Tin Initiative”, International Affairs Forum, Centre for International Affairs, Washington DC, USA, Feb 2014;
  • Monaco, E. (2012). “Environmental preservation and development in Bhutan: utopia or inspiration?”, Studies on Asia, Illinois State University, Department of Politics and Government & Midwest Conference on Asian Affairs (MCAA), ISSN/EISSN: 15543749, Series IV, Vol. 2, No. 1, March 2012, 71-82;
  • Editorial contributions to “InfoMag - The 27 country strong European business community”, monthly magazine of the European Union Chamber of Commerce in Korea, ISSN 1739-5208, Seoul, ROK: issue n. 86 (“Steady Growth”, article reporting on Logistics Committee meeting with Vice President of Incheon Port Authority and Logistics Team of Incheon International Airport, July 2008); issue n. 89 (“Emission Standards”, article reporting on Environment Committee meeting with Vice President of Korean Society of Automotive Engineers, October 2008); issue n. 90 (“Integrated Logistics”, article reporting on Logistics Committee meeting with Deputy Director General, Logistics Division of Ministry of Land, Transport and Maritime Affairs, November 2008); issue n. 91 (“Nuclear Energy”, article reporting on Environment Committee meeting with Director of Korea Energy Economics Institute, National Energy Committee, December 2008).
 Selected Conference Participations
  • 17th Asia Pacific Conference – Governance in the Asia Pacific: Politics, Economics, Business and the Environment: presentation of paper entitled “Bamboo value chains, SDGs and trilateral cooperation: opportunities for pro- poor green growth in Ethiopia via Sino-Dutch-East Africa Project 2016-19”, Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University (APU), Beppu, JAPAN, November 30-December 1st, 2019;
  • International Forum on The Chinese Path and Community of Shared Future for Mankind (​​​​​中国道路与人类命运共同体国际论坛) organised  by Ningbo University and World Socialism  Research Center of Chinese Academy of Social Sciences: delivery of keynote speech entitled "Championing sustainable progress: holism, complexity and inclusion in China", Ningbo, CHINA, November 24-26, 2019.
  • Ecological Progress and The Community of Shared Future for Mankind – 1st  International Forum on Ecological Progress and 4th Pu’er International Green Development Forum (生态文明与人类命运共同体—首届国际生态文明暨第四届普洱绿色发展论) organised by People's Daily, People's Tribune Magazine of People's Daily, China Society for Research and Promotion of Ecological Civilization, Yunnan Provincial People's Government, CPC Pu’er Municipal Committee and Pu’er Municipal People's Government (人民日报社, 人民日报社人民论坛杂志社, 中国生态文明研究与促进会, 中央社会主义学院, 云南省人民政府, 普洱市人民政府): keynote presentation entitled “Operationalising sustainable development paradigms: inclusive green growth as end and means”, Beijing, CHINA, October 18, 2018;
  • 4th World Conference on Supply Chain Management: presentation of paper entitled Bamboo value chains and SDGs: pro-poor green growth in East AfricaHanoi, VIETNAM, Oct 11-12, 2018;
  • Global Bamboo and Rattan Conference BARC 2018, Beijing, CHINA, June 25-27, 2018;
  • International Monetary Fund (IMF) Seminar on Macro-Structural Policies and Income Inequality in Low-Income Developing Countries, Oxford University, UNITED KINGDOM, March 22, 2017;
  • Economic Development in Africa - CSAE Conference 2017, Centre for the Study of African Economies, Oxford University, UNITED KINGDOM, March 19-21, 2017;
  • 3rd International Conference on Poverty and Sustainable Development (ICPSD2016, organized by Sri Lankan Ministry of Social Empowerment and Welfare, TIIKM, Yale University Global Justice Programme, Nepal Administrative Staff College, Sustainability Centre of Sri Jayewardenepura University): keynote presentation entitled “Sustainable Development Governance from Margins to Mainstream: Overcoming Traps by Embracing Complexity”, Colombo, SRI LANKA, Dec 8-9, 2016;
  • Asia Tin Week: Shanghai, CHINA, Nov 21-23, 2016;
  • 24th International Political Science Association (IPSA) World Conference on Politics in a World of Inequality: presentation of paper entitled “Preserving Bhutan’s National Identity: An Analysis of Gross National Happiness and Other Survival Strategies”, Poznan, POLAND, July 23-28, 2016;
  • 2nd International Conference on Poverty and Sustainable Development (ICPSD2015, organized by Sri Lankan Ministry of Social Empowerment and Welfare, TIIKM, Nepal Administrative Staff College, University of Siena, Italy): presentation of paper entitled “Competing Demands and Sustainable Solutions in Bhutan: Notes on Gross National Happiness and its Measurement” - winner of both Session’s Best Presentation Award and of overall Conference’s Best Presentation Award; Colombo, SRI LANKA, Dec 15-16, 2015;
  • International Conference on Gross National Happiness official invitee - subsequent audience with His Majesty King Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck, Paro, BHUTAN, Nov 3-6, 2015.
Courses Taught
  • Global Environmental Governance
  • Global South in Transition
  • Globalisation: Trends, Issues and Opportunities
  • Growth, Innovation and Development: Case Studies
  • Introduction to Sustainable Development
  • Society, Environment and Development in Africa
  • The Global Economy
  • Topics in Globalisation and Development