Manuel is a Congolese-Togolese Diplomat, Geopolitical Advisor, Inventor, and Tech Entrepreneur. Since June 2022, he is a Member of the Diplomatic Delegation to the United Nations Committee on Global Geospatial Information Management (UN-GGIM), within the United Nations Economic and Social Council (UN ECOSOC) based at the United Nations Headquarters in New York City, NY, United States.
Manuel is the Co-Founder and Global CEO of Tod’Aérs Global Network (TGN), a US-based global public-private partnership, established with a vision to support global sustainable development, technological innovation, and socio-economic progress worldwide. The professional portfolio of the network includes collaborations with the United Nations (UN), the European Union (EU), the African Union (AU)’s Presidential Panel of 2021, and many other governments, universities, international organizations, and multinational companies worldwide.
The network and its partners run the Global Development Policy Initiative (GDPi), an initiative that promotes the development of policy frameworks and implementation strategies to support public institutions, private sectors, and governments on policy matters such as geopolitics, geospatial intelligence, global development policy, foreign policy, global strategy, globalization, and ethical governance – in support of the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
Manuel was recently recognized among the “World’s Most Influential People of African Descent in Politics & Governance” (Global Top 100 Under 40) by the UN General Assembly.