Joao Figueiredo

Knowledge Manager



Joao Figueiredo is the knowledge manager and a junior consultant for the Good Governance Institute, where his primary interests are centred around strategic partnerships and practices of good governance in the third sector.

Prior to joining GGI, Joao worked for International Service UK, where he was part of a development programme focused in Ghana and interned with the United Nations Development Programme in Cambodia, where he oversaw the monitoring and evaluation (M&E) processes of the landmines clearance programme.

As part of the University of York’s Post-war Reconstruction and Development Unit (PRDU), Joao conducted research in Kosovo on themes of reconciliation and development across the different ethnic minorities in the country.

A big lover of the arts, Joao is a trustee for Barefoot Opera, a charity dedicated to supporting young professionals and challenge the notion that opera is elitist by producing high-quality, inclusive and accessible work.

Joao holds a Master’s degree in Post-war Recovery Studies from the University of York, where his primary research focused on challenges of sustainable development practices in conflict-affected environments. He previously gained an undergraduate degree with honours in Politics with International Relations from the same university.