Pedro Affonso Ivo Franco

paifPedro holds an MA in International Relations and Cultural Diplomacy from Furtwangen
University, Germany. With experiences as a consultant, researcher, and speaker in Brazil, Africa and Europe. Pedro areas of expertise and interest include creative economy and sustainable development; the role of creative clusters and hubs in local development; participatory and good governance in culture. As a consultant, Pedro started his career as an independent consultant in 2010. Since 2017 Pedro has developed services in associating with main creative economy consultancies such as Tom Fleming Creative Consultancy offering services such as research, evaluation and analysis; strategic planning, advising and project conception. Pedro has assisted government bodies, cultural institutions and entrepreneurs to convert their plans into tangible actions. As a speaker, I am dedicated to communicating to audiences worldwide about the context, challenges and methodologies experienced by cultural and creative organizations, entrepreneurs and policy-makers from the Global South.