João Galamba

Portuguese Deputy Minister and Secretary of State for Energy

João Saldanha de Azevedo Galamba was born in Lisbon in 1976. Graduated in Economics from the Faculty of Economics of Universidade Nova de Lisboa. He completed the academic part of the PhD in Political Science at the London School of Economics, having taught Political Philosophy in the Government department. He worked at Banco Santander de Negócios, at consultant DiamondCluster International, at the Portuguese Presidency of the Council of the European Union and at the Mission Unit for Integrated Continuous Care. He came to parliament in 2009, being a deputy in the XI, XII and XIII Parliamentary terms. He was coordinator of Socialist Party deputies on the Budget and Finance Committee and Vice-President of the Socialist Party Parliamentary Group. He has been Secretary of State for Energy since October 2018.

João is speaking at

March 1, 2021
9:30 am - 11:00 am


  • Luis Silveira Rodrigues (Chair) Vice President, DECO - Portuguese Association for Consumer Protection
  • João Galamba (Keynote Speaker) Portuguese Deputy Minister and Secretary of State for Energy
  • Maria Rodrigues (Speaker) Technical Director, LISBOA E-NOVA (Agência de Energia e Ambiente de Lisboa)
  • Slavica Robic (Speaker) Vice Chair, ENGAGER
  • Aimee Ambrose (Speaker) Professor of Energy Policy, Centre for Regional and Economic Social Research, Sheffield Hallam University
  • João Pedro Gouveia (Speaker) Senior Researcher, CENSE, NOVA School of Science and Technology (Lisbon)


Welcome to Making Decarbonisation Fair, the third conference of the ENGAGER research network.

We are delighted that the Portuguese Deputy Minister and Secretary of State for Energy, João Galamba, will be joining us at the start of this conference to talk about the country's experiences of and approaches to energy poverty.

Even though we are not able to meet in Lisbon, our opening plenary will still give us a flavour of the city, which is European Green Capital 2020. Maria João Rodrigues from E-NOVA (Agencia de Energia e Ambiente de Lisboa) will welcome us to the city and speak about their work on energy poverty as part of the Green Capital initiative.

Our Opening Plenary will also give you an introduction to ENGAGER, the Fuel Poverty Research Network (FPRN) and our partners DECO (Associação Portuguesa para a Defesa do Consumidor).

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