Instructor Biography - Neissan Alessandro Besharati

Prof. Neissan Alessandro Besharati is a Senior Research Fellow at the Institute for Global Dialogue and the BRICS Policy Centre. He is a visiting professor at the Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro, and post-graduate faculty member at the University of Witwatersrand in Johannesburg, where he trains leaders from the public and corporate sector throughout Africa. He is an associate of several international development centers, an active member of the Network of Southern Think Tanks (NeST) and Southern Voice (SV). He previously served as a Senior M&E Specialist at the Anglophone Africa Centre for Learning on Evaluation and Results (CLEAR). Dr. Besharati provides regular policy advice and consulting services to governments, bilateral donors, regional institutions, private foundations, and sits on various United Nations, World Bank, African Union and OECD expert groups. He holds a Masters in International Social Development and a PhD in Public Policy & Development Management, with specialization in evaluation models for development effectiveness.

Neissan will be instructing the following workshops:

IIIe - Evaluation Frameworks for South-South Cooperation