Mr Roberto Ridolfi

Title: Assistant Director-General

E-mail: [email protected]

Biography

Dr Roberto Ridolfi currently holds the position of Assistant Director-General, Programme Support and Technical Cooperation Department at FAO with special tasks to support FAO’s participation in the UN Food Systems Summit 2021 and to conduct high-level liaison for the preparation of the G-20 meeting 2021. He was appointed in January 2019, being promoted from the role of Special Adviser to the Deputy Director-General (Programmes) on Strategy and Financing Development, which he held in 2018, detached from the European Commission.

From 2013 to 2017, Dr Ridolfi served as Director of the Directorate C – Planet and Prosperity under the Directorate-General for International Cooperation and Development (DG DEVCO) at the European Commission.

Dr Ridolfi joined the European Commission in 1994, after a 10-year experience in both academia and private sector. He began as Development Adviser at the EU Delegation to Malawi, followed by Namibia and Kosovo. He then coordinated the Public-Private Partnership unit for the enlargement of the EU. Head of the EuropeAid division, between 2008 and 2010 he managed programmes on environment and climate change, rural development, food security and migration, as well as the One-Billion-Euro Food Facility in 50 countries.

Dr Ridolfi served as EU Ambassador and Head of Delegation for the Pacific Region, based in Suva, Fiji from 2005 to 2007, and as EU Ambassador to Uganda from 2011 to 2013.

Dr Ridolfi holds a MSc in Engineering, an MBA and a PhD in Architectural Technology.

Speeches

Future Trends Forum: Food of the Future. The SDGs and the transformation of food systems [Video]

Video of Dr Ridolfi's speech during the online conference "Future Trends Forum: Food of the Future" about the SDGs and the transformation of food systems....

Future Trends Forum: Food of the Future. The SDGs and the transformation of food systems [PowerPoint]

"The SDGs and the transformation of food systems": PowerPoint presentation of Dr Ridolfi's participation in the online conference "Future Trends Forum: Food of the Future"....

Why increasing the role of renewable energy mini-grids is essential to transforming agricultural productivity and food security in Africa

Why increasing the role of renewable energy mini-grids is essential to transforming agricultural productivity and food security in Africa

Speech on CSR and the SDGs at an event on ISO standard 26030 organised by AFNOR

Colloque RSE CESE/AFNOR  Roberto RidolfiSous-Directeur généralDépartement de l’appui aux programmes et de la coopération techniqueOrganisation des Nations Unies pour l’alimentation et l’agriculture (FAO) Chères collègues, Mesdames et...

SDG Compliance and sustainable investments in agribusiness

Presentation delivered at Africa Investment Forum 2019 in Johannesburg, South Africa.

SDG Compliance and sustainable investments in agribusiness

Presentation delivered at the event "Driving Green Financial Reform for Developing Countries", London, United Kingdom.

La sostenibilità a portata di tutti, chiave dello sviluppo

L’Agenda 2030 per lo sviluppo sostenibile e la Addis Ababa Action Agenda (AAAA) ratificate nel 2015 impegnano i governi, il settore privato e le società...

FAO and the Private Sector: fostering collaboration for achieving #ZeroHunger

Presentation delivered at the event "ICC Centenary | ICC Incoterms® 2020 Italian Launch", held in Rome, Italy.

In the media

Nigrizia

Analisi del rapporto SOFI 2020: in costante aumento la fame nel mondo

New Medit: Mediterranean journal of economics, agriculture and environment

Food systems under stress: COVID-19 to add more

Gazete DuvaR

Korona Güncesi... Ucuz ve organik gıdaya ulaşmak mümkün mü?

Vento & Associati

“Resistenza & Resilienza” on sustainable solutions and alternatives for restoring the economy

Impakter

Agri-food Systems: How the United Nations Helps in SDG Compliance

Nigrizia

Cibo, coronavirus, crisi alimentari e povertà

IAI

Dall’emergenza al green deal :la sfida della sostenibilita’

Vita

di Nino Sergi : Fondi quello che l’Italia puo’ chiedere all’Europa

Onu Italia

Intervista di Nino Sergi a Roberto Ridolfi 

mamopanel

Why increasing the role of renewable energy mini-grids is essential to transforming agricultural productivity and food security in Africa

AFNOR

La RSE dans l’agroalimentaire ? C’est plus facile avec l’ISO 26030

World Economic Forum

How powering food storage could end hunger