Economic affairs officer, SRO-SA- Sub Regional Initiatives Section
Ms. Bineswaree (Aruna) Bolaky is an Economic Affairs Officer with the UN Economic Commission for Africa (UN ECA) Sub-regional office for Southern Africa, based in Lusaka, Zambia. Prior to that, she served in the Africa section and Least Developed Countries (LDC) section, of the Division for Africa, LDCs and Special Programmes at the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) in Geneva. She has been a co-author of the UNCTAD LDC Report and the Economic Development in Africa Report. She has worked in the United Nations for more than 16 years in the areas of economic research, policy analysis and programme management in several duty stations with ECLAC and UNDP. Prior to that she was an instructor/lecturer at university in the U.S and the People’s Republic of China, a consultant at the World Bank in Washington D.C., and a summer intern at the IMF. She holds advanced degrees in Economics and Economics of Competition Law from the University of Cambridge, UK; Simon Fraser University, Canada; King's College, London, U.K and the University of Maryland at College park, USA. Her areas of interest include trade and regional integration, SME and private sector development, South-South cooperation, and SIDS-related issues. She is a fellow of the Cambridge Commonwealth Society. She is fluent in English, French, Creole (native) and has limited proficiency in Spanish. She is a national of the island of Mauritius.