Tosi Mpanu Mpanu
RDC Senior negociator on climate
An economist by training, Ambassador Tosi Mpanu-Mpanu holds an MBA in Finance and Investments (2000, George Washington University) as well as a Masters in European Studies and International Relations (2013, Paris 1 Panthéon Sorbonne). He possesses over two decades of experience in the areas of sustainable development, climate finance, renewable energy, environment and diplomacy. As Chief Negotiator of the Democratic Republic of Congo for the negotiation process under the UN Climate Convention, he has attended most of the UN climate conferences since 2007. He was elected Chair of the Group of African Negotiators during the Copenhagen conference in December 2009 and held that position until the Durban conference in December 2011. Subsequently, he served as Chair of the Least Developed Countries (LDCs) Group from January to December 2016 and Chair of the Coalition of Rainforest Nations from January 2017 to December 2019. He currently holds the Chair of the Subsidiary Body for Scientific and Technological Advice (SBSTA). Previously, Amb. Tosi Mpanu Mpanu served on the Governing Board of the African Risk Capacity (2013-2021), a specialized agency of the African Union, as well as on the Board of the Green Climate Fund (2012-2018). He also held the positions of Senior Advisor to the Prime Minister (December 2016 to July 2017), Advisor to the Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation for 4 years (2003-2007) and consultant at the World Bank in Washington from 2000 to 2003. He is an alumnus of Ecole Nationale d’Administration (ENA), in France (Promotion Lucie Aubrac, 2013).