A Zambian born British national Francis has long standing engagements in Sub-Saharan Africa, South East Europe and the states now independent from former Yugoslavia, Pakistan and S.E. Asia. He has held ministerial advisory roles in several UK government departments and worked closely with the FCDO, DFID, US State Department and the Konrad Adenauer , Porticus and Erste Stiftungen. This site focuses on his international projects.
Educated at Warwick Business School (public leadership and policy), SOAS (International Politics and development), Durham (Social Policy), Southampton (NGO/civil society studies) , and the University of South Africa (Anthropology) he has held chairs and visiting Professorships in international policy studies at the University of Oxford and the University of Birmingham , taught at Cambridge and held Fellowships at the LSE and Portsmouth Business School.
He has served on commissions and boards of Mercy Corps, Caritas International, Solent NHS Trust, the International Dominican Foundation and spoken at Georgetown, Haifa, Fordham , Leuven, Antwerp, Paris, Dublin, universities and major conferences in Africa and Asia.
- Local Diplomacy
- Inclusive Growth and Development
- Cultural and religious factors