Ludmila Azo is a Future Africa Forum contributor and expert. Ludmila is currently working as a Programme Officer within the Africa division of the International Trade Center (ITC). Prior to joining ITC, Azo worked in the Energy sector at the Africa Mini-grids Developers Association (AMDA) in Kenya. She has also worked, for several years, with the UN Department of Political Affairs on coordinating peace and security efforts in the Great Lakes region of Africa. Ludmila holds a Masters degree in Development Studies from the Swiss Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies.