Professor Alexandre Caldas was born in Nampula, Mozambique in 1972, and has two sons.
He has more than 25 years experience in science and technology policy across Academia, Industry, Government and International organisations. Currently he is a Director in the United Nations Organisation, as Chief of Country Outreach, Technology and Innovation Branch in the Science Division, UN Environment.
He has worked for the European Union, the African Union, a dozen of national Governments worldwide including 6 years as the Chief of eGovernment nominated by the Portuguese Prime Minister as well as director of innovation in the private sector for the Portuguese Industrial Association and Chamber of Commerce.
Alexandre Caldas is Associate Professor of Information Science and Technology Policy (ULHT). He was a Faculty Fellow at Oxford University, the Oxford Internet Institute (2004-2005) and has been for more than 13 years a Research Associate of Oxford University. He was a professor and researcher at the London School of Economics and Political Science (2005-2006) and the Science Policy Research Unit, in the United Kingdom (2000-2004). His most recent book is Science and Time(2015) and Science and Space ( in press,2017).