Dr Greg Munro has a background in Public Health, local government, and has wide international development experience having worked as a senior local government official in South Africa, as a long-term consultant to a World Bank project supporting three large Global Fund programmes in Lesotho, and based in Kenya, leading capacity development for government and civil society across multiple countries in Eastern and Southern Africa within the UNAIDS technical support facility. He subsequently joined the international NGO sector where he led capacity development for civil society across 40 countries and managed significant global development contracts, supporting some of the most marginalised and vulnerable sectors of society. In 2016 he joined the Commonwealth Local Government Forum (CLGF) in London as Secretary-General, supporting local democracy and decentralisation in the 54 Commonwealth nations.
In April 2021 Greg was appointed as Director of Cities Alliance, a partnership hosted by UNOPS, which seeks to address the challenges of urban poverty and informality, particularly in secondary cities. Based in Brussels, Cities Alliance also implements programmes through three country offices.
Greg has worked with many stakeholders in the urban development field, also participating in the Global Task Force for Regional and Local Government. He served for many years as an Honorary Lecturer at the Africa Centre at the University of Stellenbosch, South Africa, and has a number of publications and thought pieces relating to his fields of interest and expertise.