Luis Artur, Mozambican, holds a PhD in Sociology of Disasters, a MSc in Rural Development Sociology and a BSc in Agronomy. Current position is lecturer and researcher at Eduardo Mondlane university in Maputo, Mozambique. Artur has published internationally and nationally in books, journals and newspapers. In disasters, his main interest is on interfaces between different actors in disaster response, and on local adaptations to climate change. As member of the IHSA Artur intends to strengthen the role of IHSA in Africa, particularly in Sub-Saharan Africa.