WHO WE ARE

Created in 1951 as a private institution of public utility, IMVF is a foundation for development and cooperation, that started its activity as a NGDO in 1988, in Sao Tome and Principe.

From the 90s onward, we have expanded our action to other countries, mainly Portuguese Speaking Countries and broaden our scope of intervention.

In 2017 we widened again our sphere of activities to new geographies in Africa and Latin America as well. The results achieved have turned IMVF into a key stakeholder in different areas of expertise and intervention such as Cooperation and Development.

OUR STORY

OUR TEAM

ADMINISTRATION BOARD

Paulo Telles de Freitas

Paulo Telles de Freitas

President of the Administration Board

Augusto Manuel Correia

Augusto Manuel Correia

Member of the Administration Board

Carlos Martins e Castro Alves

Carlos Martins e Castro Alves

Member of the Administration Board

Jorge Manuel Alves Draper Mineiro

Jorge Manuel Alves Draper Mineiro

Member of the Administration Board

Paulo Telles de Freitas

President of the Administration Board

Presides the Board since 1986. Among other professional projects, he holds the most high-level management positions concerning intensive care, medical emergency and internal medicine at the Professor Doutor Fernando Fonseca Hospital, since 2000, being a member of the Clinical Management since November 2017. Was visiting professor at the Manchester Metropolitan University. Member of social bodies and of several associations. Has been granted several awards, such as: 2006 Quality Award’s Special Merit and the 2007 Quality Award of the Amelia da Silva Mello Foundation, the Bial Medicine Award Special Merit (2008), a Commendation by the Portuguese Ministry of Health (2009). Has the Order of Merit of the Government of the State of Minas Gerais, Brazil, the Medal of Merit in Health silver category (2013) and gold category (2017) ofy the Portuguese Ministry of Health (2013), has been awarded by the Government of São Tomé and Príncipe (2013) and has received the European Citizen’s Prize by the European Parliament on behalf of IMVF (2015). Is accountable for 192 conference presentations and interventions, 20 published articles and, as an author, has participated in 12 books. Has a College degree in Internal Medicine by the Universidade de Lisboa and is a Graduate in Intensive Care Medicine by the European Society of Intensive Care Medicine.

Augusto Manuel Correia

Member of the Administration Board

Member of the Board since 2017. Associated Professor with Aggregation at the Instituto Superior de Agronomia (ISA), School of Agronomy – University of Lisbon and President of the CENTROP. Coordinates the Master course on Tropical Agrarian Systems, Production, Society and Policies at ISA; member of the Scientific and Executive Commission of the doctoral programme of the Universidade de Lisboa in “Development Studies” (ISEG; ICS; IGOT; ISA) and member of the Scientific Commission of the doctoral programme “Tropikman” of BS-UN, ISA-UL and IHMT-UN. Chair of the CTA’s Executive Board (project UE-ACP concerning the rural development of the African, Caribbean and Pacific Group of States). Was the national delegate to the Consultative Group for International Agricultural Research; was member of the Steering Committee of the European Forum on Agricultural Research; and also, was member of the CTA’s Advisory Committee. Has quite an extensive amount of publications on tropical agronomy, farming systems, development policies as well as tutoring several master’s and PhD thesis. Is a consultant in several areas related to development and tropical agricultural production. Was Vice-President of ICP, Instituto da Cooperação Portuguesa (2001-2003) and Vice-President (2005–2007) and President (2007-2012) of IPAD, Instituto Português de Apoio ao Desenvolvimento (Public Institutions responsible for Portuguese Development Cooperation).

Carlos Martins e Castro Alves

Member of the Administration Board

Member of the Board since 1997. Lawyer. Has held management positions in the areas of Labour, Education, Science and Tropical Scientific Research. Was member of the Scientific and Cultural Centre of Macau’s Establishment Committee. Has College degrees in Social and Political Sciences and in Law.

Jorge Alves Draper Mineiro

Member of the Administration Board

Member of the Board since 2014. Is a Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Lisbon | Faculdade de Medicina da Universidade de Lisboa, and is currently the Clinical Director and Head of the Orthopaedic and Traumatology Unit of the Cuf Descobertas Hospital. Consultant on Spinal Pathology at the Dª Estefânia Hospital. Chairman of the European Board (EBOT) Examining Committee. Was Vice-President of the Portuguese Orthopaedic and Traumatology Society and past Chairman of the Girdlestone Orthopaedic Society-Oxford. Member of several scientific societies, and is a frequent moderator and invited speaker at national and international spine meetings. Was awarded the Fellow Ad Hominem of Royal College of Surgeon of Edinburgh-(FRCSEd) in 2012. His main interests are adult and paediatric (scoliosis) spine surgery and orthopaedic trauma. Expert on Orthopaedic and Traumatology by the Portuguese Medical Association, has a college degree and PhD in Medicine by the Faculdade de Medicina da Universidade de Lisboa.

Manuel Ferreira da Costa

Manuel Ferreira da Costa

Member of the Administration Board

Maria do Carmo T. Freitas Cardoso

Maria do Carmo T. Freitas Cardoso

Member of the Administration Board

Maria Clotilde Almeida

Maria Clotilde Almeida

Member of the Administration Board

Manuel Ferreira da Costa

Member of the Administration Board

Member of the Board since 2010. Lawyer since 2009. Former president of a Public Institute, has taught several Law subjects in Portuguese Universities, was administrator of several trade societies, being member of social bodies and associations. Has a College degree in Law by the Universidade de Coimbra.

Maria do Carmo T. Freitas Cardoso

Member of the Administration Board

Member of the Board since 2006. Has joined the technical team of the National Commission for the Commemoration of the Portuguese Discoveries for twelve years, being responsible for the organisation of thematic exhibitions in Portugal and abroad as well as all associated publishing material. In addition, has organised several cultural based initiatives such as historical parades and thematic books editions focusing on Art History. Currently is collaborating in IMVF’s documental collection and acquis inventory. Has a College degree in History by the Faculdade de Letras da Universidade de Lisboa. As additional training has attended the “Art Appraisal” course by the Universidade Católica Portuguesa, the “Museums Accessibility” course by Culturgest and the Artistic Training Courses of “Contemporary Art History” and “From neo-avant-gardists to nowadays” by the Sociedade Nacional de Belas Artes.

Maria Clotilde Almeida

Member of the Administration Board

Member of the Board since 1986. Professor in Linguistics at the Faculdade de Letras da Universidade de Lisboa (FL-UL) since 1982 and integrated researcher of the Linguistics Centre of the Lisboa University and collaborating researcher of other Portuguese and Foreign Research Centres. Author and editor of several studies and published works on Cognitive Linguistics (also applied to Translation) and on Digital Speech, areas of knowledge in which has organised several international conferences in Portugal. Has collaborated in IMVF’s projects that aim to promote and disseminate African culture and literature in Portugal. Has a PhD in Linguistics (expertise in German Linguistics) by the FL-UL.

EXECUTIVE BOARD

Luís Marques Bento

Luís Marques Bento

Chief Executive Officer

lbento@imvf.org

Ahmed Zaky

Ahmed Zaky

Executive and Chief Project Officer

azaky@imvf.org

Jorge Morais

Jorge Morais

Executive and Chief Financial Officer

jmorais@imvf.org

Luís Marques Bento

Executive Administrator and Director-General

Member of the Executive Administration of IMVF since 2016. He is integrated in the Public Regulatory Framework (Senior Economist) since 2004, where he has been a manaof IMVFger. Has been consultant of several companies and external auditor and has held leadership positions in different areas of general management, financial administration and human resources in reference entities, in Portugal as well as abroad. Has been a spokesperson in several fora. Integrates non-profit association social bodies and is member of several professional, academic and civic associations. Is a European financial analyst by EFFAS, the European Federation of Financial Analysis Societies. Has specific training for public economists by the Fordham University, New York. National Defense Auditor, IDN (Institute of National Defense), 42nd Course. Is an economist, with a PhD, with a thesis on Industrial Organisation and Public Policies (2010) and an MBA (2003) by the Universidad Pontifícia Comillas, Madrid.

Ahmed Zaky

Executive Administrator and Projects’ Director

Member of the Executive Administration since January 2016. Started working at IMVF since 1994 as Projects’ Director. He designs and monitors the implementation of several cooperation programmes, especially in Health care. He Is also an assistant medical doctor at the Prof. Doutor Fernando Fonseca Hospital. Was a founding member of the Iberian-Arab High Studies Academy in 1996. Between 1996 and 2004 was Vice-President of the Portuguese League against HIV-AIDS. Between 2000 and 2003 was President of the Portuguese Platform of NGDOs. Between 2012 and 2014 was a Board member of the Cultural Association of Friendship Portugal-Egypt. In 2013, was awarded by the Government of the Sao Tome and Principe Democratic Republic with a recognition diploma by services performed to the country’s development, having been granted the Sao Tome’s honorary citizenship. He has a college degree in Medicine and a Master’s in Tropical Medicine and Public Health.

Jorge Morais

Executive Administrator and Financial and Planning Director

Member of the Executive Administration since January 2016. Started working at IMVF in 2013 as financial controller. Was an external auditor between 1999 and 2004. Was a financial and operational controller in an international specialised retailer between 2004 and 2013. Is member of social bodies and several professional associations. Has a College degree in Auditing by the Instituto de Contabilidade e Administração de Lisboa (2000) and is a master of science – Business Management (2008) by the EDHEC Business School, France.

PROJECT UNITS

Hermínia Ribeiro

Hermínia Ribeiro

Deputy Project Director

hribeiro@imvf.org

Ana Filipa Lopes

Ana Filipa Lopes

Development Cooperation

alopes@imvf.org

Ana Isabel Castanheira

Ana Isabel Castanheira

Global Citizenship

aicastanheira@imvf.org

Hermínia Ribeiro

Deputy Project Director

Working at IMVF since April 2001. Manages the IMVF’s projects team. Member of the Technical Secretariat of the Networking for Development Platform, represents IMVF at the Portuguese Platform of NGDOs and participates in the AidWatch working group and CONCORD’s Hub 3. Has a college degree in International Relations by the Universidade Autónoma de Lisboa, post-graduate in European Studies by the Universidade de Lisboa and a Master’s degree in Local Development by the ISCTE – Instituto Universitário de Lisboa.

Ana Filipa Lopes

Development Cooperation

Working at IMVF since October 2016. Responsible for the follow up of Health Care projects in Guinea-Bissau and Sao Tome and Principe. Has a college degree in International Relations by the Coimbra University, a Master´s in Human Rights and Democratisation with International Humanitarian Aid expertise by the European Inter-University Centre in Venice.

Ana Isabel Castanheira

Global Citizenship

Working at IMVF since October 1999. Coordinates the Global Citizenship Unit, drafting and implementing projects. Has a broad experience in partnerships with different stakeholders as well as in mobilization campaigns. Has a Master’s degree in African Studies by ISCTE – Instituto Universitário de Lisboa.

Joana Lopes Martins

Joana Lopes Martins

Development Cooperation

jmartins@imvf.org

João Monteiro

João Monteiro

Development Cooperation

jmonteiro@imvf.org

Mónica Santos Silva

Mónica Santos Silva

Global Citizenship

msilva@imvf.org

Teresa Sousa

Teresa Sousa

Development Cooperation

tsousa@imvf.org

Joana Martins

Development Cooperation

Working at IMVF since October 2015. Coordinates projects in Sao Tome and Principe and Guinea-Bissau, being also responsible for extending IMVF’s activities to new countries. Has a broad experience in open data promotion. PhD in Political Sociology by the Universidade Nova de Lisboa, where she teaches migration and demography studies.

João Monteiro

Development Cooperation

Working in IMVF since January 2010. Responsible for humanitarian aid, development and technical assistance projects in Angola, Mozambique and Guinea-Bissau. Has worked in Indonesia during the 2004 post-tsunami scenario as team leader of an NGDO. During his free time participates in volunteering actions. Has a college degree in International Relations by the Universidade Lusíada.

Mónica Santos Silva

Global Citizenship

Working at IMVF since December 2009. Responsible for Global Citizenship projects, she is an agent for social change. Represents IMVF at the Portuguese Platform of NGDOs Ethics and this same Platform in the CONCORD’s Hub 1. For 10 years worked at IEEI on European subjects. Has a college degree in International Relations by ISCSP – Universidade de Lisboa. Has a post-graduation in Peace and War Studies by Universidade Autónoma de Lisboa.

Teresa Sousa

Development Cooperation

Working at IMVF since October 2015. Responsible for civil society capacity building and agricultural planning projects in Guinea-Bissau. Has worked in projects in Angola, Mozambique, Indonesia and in Latin American countries. Has a college degree in Economy by the Universidade Nova de Lisboa and a Master’s degree in Development & International Cooperation at the ISEG – Universidade de Lisboa.

TECHNICAL UNITS

Catarina Benedito

Catarina Benedito

Communication, Image and Events

cbenedito@imvf.org

Diana Alves

Diana Alves

Communication, Image and Events

dalves@imvf.org

Fernando Jorge Cardoso

Fernando Jorge Cardoso

Strategic & Development Studies

fjcardoso@imvf.org

Francisco Freitas

Francisco Freitas

Communication, Image and Events

ffreitas@imvf.org

Catarina Benedito

Communication, Image and Events

Working at IMVF since September 2013. Responsible for Communication and Image. Was a research grant-holder, worked in journalism, press consultancy and public relations. Lisbon in the heart, mind in the world, always attentive to the city’s new cultural trends. Has a college degree in Journalism by the Escola Superior de Comunicação Social.

Diana Alves

Communication, Image and Events

Working at IMVF since September 2016. Responsible for supporting the Communication area, with a focus on graphic and image expertise, as well as IMVF’s events and projects. Born in Braga, has adventured herself in Lisbon and has a college degree in Marketing Management by ISCTE Business School – Instituto Universitário de Lisboa.

Fernando Jorge Cardoso

Strategic & Development Studies

Working at IMVF since October 2012. Coordinates the technical cabinets of the Institute. Executive Director of the Clube de Lisboa Conferences on behalf of IMVF. Associated visiting professor at ISCTE-IUL, expert in African studies, spokesperson and usual commentator in several media. PhD with Aggregation in Economy by the ISEG – Universidade de Lisboa.

Francisco Freitas

Communication, Image and Events

Working at IMVF since May 2015. Responsible for supporting the Communication and Image Cabinet. Has a Multimedia technologic training certification by the Escola Profissional de Comunicação e Imagem and also in Multimedia Products and Digital and Web Communication by the Universidade Lusófona.

RESOURCES AND SUPPORT UNITS

Ana Silva Cruz

Ana Silva Cruz

Human Resources

asilva@imvf.org

Carolina Pinto

Carolina Pinto

Accounting, Assets and Budget

cpinto@imvf.org

Ilda Teles

Ilda Teles

Accounting, Assets and Budget

iteles@imvf.org

Luís Lourenço

Luís Lourenço

Accounting, Assets and Budget

llourenco@imvf.org

Ana Silva Cruz

Human Resources

Working at IMVF since April 2015. Responsible for IMVF’s Human Resources management and the Administration secretariat. Expertise in professional training as trainer and pedagogic coordinator. Has a college degree in Sociology of Labour by the ISCSP – Universidade de Lisboa.

Carolina Pinto

Accounting, Assets and Budgetamento

Working at IMVF since July 1978. Responsible for administrative, secretariat, human resources, accounting and treasury. Technical expertise in finances, has an Administration and Trade diploma and Public Relations and Secretariat diploma. Professional training in Accounting and Auditing.

Ilda Teles

Accounting, Assets and Budget

Working at IMVF since May 1994. Responsible for supporting IMVF’s Management, Projects Coordinators and Projects technicians. Expertise in projects control and budget management. Has a college degree in Sociology by the Universidade Autónoma de Lisboa.

Luís Lourenço

Accounting, Assets and Budget

Working at IMVF since September 2017. Responsible for IMV’s Accounting, as an accounting and financial technical assistant. Has worked for 4 years at TESE. Has a college degree in Accounting and a post-graduation in Auditing by ISCAL – Instituto Superior de Contabilidade e Administração de Lisboa.

Manuel Borges

Manuel Borges

Logistics and Supply

mborges@imvf.org

Maria Rita Leão

Maria Rita Leão

Accounting, Assets and Budget

mleao@imvf.org

Manuel Borges

Logistics and Supply

Working at IMVF since January 2010. Responsible for logistics and supplies, being in charge of purchasing material, liaison with field mission requests and dispatches and travels. Has started to work at IMVF within the framework of the “INOV MUNDUS” programme. Has a college degree in International Relations by the Universidade de Coimbra.

Maria Rita Leão

Accounting, Assets and Budget

Working at IMVF since February 2009. Responsible for supporting financial management of projects and medical logistics. Committed to animal protection, is a volunteer in street animals shelters and associations. Has a college degree in Political Science and International Relations by the Universidade Católica Portuguesa and post-graduate in Protocol and Events Promotion.