FIELD OF EXPERTISE
Communication for development strategies and policies for rural innovation, , disaster risk reduction, climate change adaptation and rural livelihoods
Trained as social anthropologist, he holds a MSc in Sociology of Communications and a PhD in Sustainable Rural Development.
As FAO Communication for Development Officer he is responsible for ComDev projects and initiatives focusing on sustainable natural resources management, disaster risk managment and community-based climate change adaptation. He acted as one of the main organizers of the World Congress on Communication for Development (WCCD – Rome, 2006) and is presently responsible for implementing the Forum on Communication for Development and Community Media for Family Farming (FCCM – 23/24 October 2014) with the objective to promote rural communication policies and services.
Prior to joining FAO he worked as social anthropologist in Latin America focusing on the appropriation of social media by indigenous peoples.