Manuel A. Alculete Lopes de Araújo has been the Mayor of Quelimane since 2011. Mr. de Araújo’s extensive experience spans civil society, academics, business and politics, and is deeply involved in advocate for issues linked to urban and climate change. He plays a key role within institutions such as UCLG as well as ICLEI, where he is a member of the Global Executive Committee and Global Co-Chair for Resilience. In 2019, Araújo was elected Deputy Chair of the National Council of the Mozambican Mayors Association (ANAMM) Congress. Araújo holds a PhD from the University of East Anglia, and an MSc from SOAS, University of London.