Franklyn Lisk is a Professorial Research Fellow at Centre for the Study of Globalisation and Regionalisation (CSGR) at the University of Warwick, and a collaborator with the Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI). Previously, he was Professor at the Africa Centre for HIV/AIDS Management at Stellenbosch University. At CSGR, he is involved in research on policy issues pertaining to globalization, governance and sustainable development, and was the coordinator and lead researcher for a joint UNDP – of Warwick/CSGR project on ‘Governance and HIV/AIDS Responses’ (2006-2008). He is also actively involved in the work of the Sub-Saharan Africa Research Network at the Institute of Advanced Study at Warwick University, and contributes to teaching and Ph.D supervision on development policy and planning, global health governance and political economy in the Faculty of Social Sciences and in the Institute of Governance and Public Management at the Warwick Business School. He has held various senior positions at the International Labour Office (ILO), including Deputy Regional Director for Africa, Director and Representative to the United Nations, New York, founding Director of the ILO Global Programme on HIV/AIDS and the World of Work and a Global Coordinator in the Committee of Co-sponsoring Organisation (CCO) of UNAIDS. Before joining the ILO, he was a lecturer in Economics at Aston University in the early 1970s. He has published widely on labour market and employment and development policy issues, global health governance, climate change and health governance , and public policy and sustainable development. His most recent books include, Global Institutions and the HIV/AIDS Epidemic: Responding to an International Crisis (Routledge,  2009), and (co-edited with Sophie Harman) Governance and HIV/AIDS Responses: Making participation and Accountability Count, which was published in the Warwick/ Routledge Studies on Globalisation series in 2009. Professor Lisk also serves an independent consultant to the African Development Bank, the African Union, the European Commission, UNDP, UNAIDS, WHO and DFID. Franklyn holds a Ph.D in Economics from the University of Birmingham, UK, as well as an M.Sc (Economics) from Queen's University of Belfast and a B.A (Economics) from the University of Durham, UK.

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The hardest hit region has benefited least from the international climate change regime because previous and current global climate change agreements have had little relevance to Africa. The next climate change negotiations will take place in Copenhagen in December 2009. Approximately one quarter o...


  • Health Governance

  • Globalisation

  • Sustainable Development

  • Ph.D (University of Birmingham, UK)