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Carlos Afonso

Carlos has a Master's degree in Economics from York University, Toronto, Canada, with doctoral studies in Social and Political Thought at the same university. He has worked in human development fields since the early 1970s. Co-founder of APC (1990). Coordinator of the Eco '92 Internet project with APC and the UN. Member of the UN's Working Group on Internet Governance (WGIG) (2004-2005). Special advisor, Internet Governance Forum (IGF), 2007. Member of the UNCTAD Expert Group on ICT and Poverty Alleviation (2009-2011). Member of the UNCSTD Working Group on Enhanced Cooperation (WGEC) (2013-2018). Member of the Multistakeholder Advisory Group of the IGF (2019-2021). Co-founder and board member of the Brazilian Internet Steering Committee ( (1995-1997 and 2003-2017). Co-founder and chair of the Brazilian chapter of the Internet Society (2012-2017). Executive director of Nupef, Rio de Janeiro.