Rafael Moreno López received his BA from the Universidad de Sevilla (Spain) in Social Geography. After that he studied a Master´s degree on International Relations and European Studies at the Université de Strasbourg (France) and a Diploma on “Gender and Public Policies” at FLACSO University. Currently he is a PhD candidate in Regional Development at the Universidad de Sevilla.
His professional experience has been focused on international development working as project officer for the Spanish Agency for International Cooperation (AECID) in Mauritania and Niger on culture, gender and institutional capacities projects from 2007 to 2009. He also worked for the Casa Arabe (Spanish Foreign Affairs Ministry) as Deputy Program Officer in Madrid before joined in 2009 the Cooperation section of the European Union Delegation to Honduras as Junior Expert for two years. In 2013, Rafael served as Project Coordinator for the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) in Mexico within the Project “Supporting the Strengthening of government institutions and civil society capacities to improve protection of vulnerable migrants in transit” financed by the Human Security Fund of the United Nations. Currently, Rafael works as Project Officer for the “Shared Societies” project at the Club de Madrid.
He has published articles on migration and local development issues and speaks Spanish, English and French.