Nassim Oulmane is a senior economist at the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa. He currently heads the Green and Blue Economy Section at the ECA headquarters in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Holding a PhD. in Economics from the University of Montpellier I, France, Nassim Oulmane is an economist specialized in sustainable development, international trade and development policy issues, as well as international economic relations, which he has taught in several universities in Africa, Asia and Europe. He has also held various positions as an economist in several economic institutions. As Chief of the Green and Blue Economy, and previously as Chief of the Sustainable development, and regional integration sections he has a strong interest for interlinkages between economic integration, transformative economic policies and sustainable development. The Green and Blue Economy section produces work in the area of inclusive green and blue economy and structural transformation in Africa, and hosts the secretariat of the African Regional Forum for Sustainable Development that builds consensus on policy options and actions to accelerate the implementation of the SDGs, and prepares Africa’s collective regional input to the High Level Policy Forum on Sustainable Development of the UN Economic and Social Council.