University degree in Forest Sciences in 1997, coordinator of GIS4Change working group, I have been working for more than 15 years in the field of GIS and Remote Sensing applications in environment related sectors as well as rural development and natural resources monitoring and evaluation.
I have worked as Key Expert and Coordinator for several international projects of development cooperation, mainly in North Africa and Central Asia but also in South America, East Africa and Sub Saharan Africa.
An interactive map of my main experiences can be viewed here.
My main working experience, in addition to other smaller but not less important ones, have been:
- 2000-2005: tutor of the Master Professional “Geomatics and Natural Resources Evaluation”;
- 2005-2010: GIS Key Expert in Algeria in the framework of two GIS projects applied to rural development and water management;
- 2011-2015: on-site coordinator (Pakistan and Afghanistan) of a regional project on olive crop promotion.
Currently I work as Rural Development expert in Afghanistan for the Italian Agency for Development Cooperation.
Most of my professional activity has been and is nowadays focused on GIS training within Development Cooperation Projects, online or class courses. In this context, from 2011 to 2015, I have been GISMAP training manager while, starting on 2011 as well, I have been collaborating with gvSIG Association to promote sustainable use of open source software through webinar, video tutorials and articles on related blogs.