Leticia dos Muchangos is a JSPS-UNU Postdoctoral Fellow at UNU-IAS. Her work is related to the development of education programmes for the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals–the focus being on gender-responsive approaches, for sustainable consumption and production.
She was awarded a Ph.D. from Osaka University, with her doctoral work focused on the development of effective solid waste management systems in urban centers of low-income countries, with a case study based in the capital of Mozambique. She combined several decision-support and system analysis tools to propose strategies for: development of sound institutions and proactive policies; improvement of stakeholders’ involvement and cooperation; effective structuring of the physical elements of waste systems; and environmental protection and efficient management of resource materials. The results of her work can be found in a number of international scientific publications. Before joining UNU-IAS, she worked as an assistant professor in the Division of Sustainable Energy and Environmental Engineering at Osaka University.