Dr. Gulelat Kebede has over 25 years of professional experience at local, national and global levels. His recent experience includes coordinating UN-Habitat’s global activities in urban economy and municipal finance, and prior to that in training and capacity building. He has authored or contributed to many urban development publications and tools. Since 2016 he has been contributing to UNECA’s work of integrating urbanization into national development planning. . He is currently part time faculty at The New School, New York, and visiting lecturer at University of British Columbia.