Athayde Motta

Athayde Motta

Synergos Senior Fellow & Executive Director at IBASE

Mr. Athayde Motta works with Extractive Industries, Youth Collectives, Community Development in Slum and Poor Areas, Human Rights Indicators, Right to the City, International Trade Agreements, International Cooperation.

He was born in the working-class suburbs of Rio de Janeiro, has two brothers and is a passionate advocate of civil society organizations (CSOs). He is an experienced development professional, having worked in Brazil and abroad in program development, program management and fundraising. His areas of expertise include participation, policymaking, communications, urban inequalities, racial inclusion, and the organizational development of NGOs. As an academic researcher and consultant, he has worked in Brazil, East Timor, Kenya, Mexico, Switzerland, Turkey, and the United States. Over the course of his professional career, he has interned with the Geneva-based United Nations Research Institute for Social Development (UNRISD) and has worked for the Ford Foundation, Oxfam GB, the Baobá Fund for Racial Equity and the Brazilian Institute of Social and Economic Analyses (IBASE). He is also a member of Publish What You Pay’s Global Council and Board of Directors and a member of the Brazilian Association of NGOs’ (ABONG) Board of Directors

Mr. Motta received his B.A. in Communications from the Fluminense Federal University, in Brazil, and holds Master’s degrees in both Public Affairs and Anthropology, both from the University of Texas at Austin. Mr. Motta is fluent in Portuguese and English and speaks some Spanish.