David Luke is the Coordinator of the African Trade Policy Centre at the Economic Commission for Africa. He is responsible for leading the Commission’s research, training, capacity development and policy advisory services on inclusive trade policies, with a focus on boosting intra-Africa trade and supporting the continental free trade area. His portfolio also includes WTO, EPAs, Brexit, AGOA, Africa’s trade with emerging economies, and trade and cross-cutting policy areas such as trade, industrialization and structural transformation, trade and gender, trade and public health and trade and climate change. Prior to joining ECA in 2014, he served as UNDP trade policy adviser in Southern Africa and Geneva and also as Senior Economist and Chief of Trade at the Organization for African Unity/African Union Commission, and as an Associate Professor at Dalhousie University in Halifax, Canada.
Coordinator of the African Trade Policy Centre at the Economic Commission for Africa