Rui da Silva is a researcher at the Center for African Studies of the University of Porto where he is president of the Board and coordinator of the research group Education, Development and Global Citizenship. He has worked as a researcher, consultant and education specialist in projects in Angola, Cape Verde, Guinea-Bissau, Timor-Leste and South Sudan. He is also founding member of the Lusophone Network for the Right to Education (ReLus). His research interests include: the relations between the public and the private in education in the Global South, evaluation of effects and impacts of humanitarian aid and development assistance projects; and global education policy and the right to education. He is currently the co-host of Eduquê.