Programme Staff

   

Thomas Hofer

Thomas.hofer@fao.org
Main tasks: Team Leader; Interim Coordinator Mountain Partnership Secretariat
Background: Geography
Spoken Languages: English, French, Spanish, Italian, German
Working in International Development since 1992
Field experience: Asia (Bangladesh, China, India, Kyrgyzstan, Nepal, North Korea, Pakistan, Tajikistan), Africa (Guinea, Lesotho, Morocco), Latin America (Cuba, Ecuador), Europe (Armenia, Poland, Turkey)

   

RosaLaura Romeo

Rosalaura.romeo@fao.org
Main tasks: Pogramme officer with the MPS; advocacy, capacity building, project implementation, relations with donors and oversee communication activities.
Background: Agriculture
Spoken Languages: English, French, Spanish, Italian
Working in International Development since 1988
Field experience: Latin America, Africa and Central Asia

   

Antonella Sorrentino

Antonella.sorrentino@fao.org  
Main tasks: Secretary to the Team Leader and administrative assistant
Background: Foreign Languages 
Spoken Languages: English, French, Spanish, Italian
Working in International Development since 2000

  
   

Petra Wolter

Petra.Wolter@fao.org
Main tasks: Management - Formulation, Implementation and Monitoring - of field projects dealing with integrated collaborative watershed management
Background: Geography
Spoken Languages: English, French, German, Italian
Working in International Development since 1994
Field experience: Africa (Central, East, North and Madagascar)

 
 

Nasir Hussain

nasir.hussair@fao.org  
Main tasks: Sustainable Mountain Development (Policies, Institutions and Processes in the Karakorum-Himalayas Regions)
Background: International Relations and Global Development
Spoken Languages: English, Urdu, Burushaski
Field experience: South Asia (Pakistan, India, Afghanistan)

 
   

Alessia Vita

alessia.vita@fao.org
Main tasks: research on livelihoods and vulnerability in mountain areas of the world; communication activities
Background: Economics and Management (MSc)
Spoken Languages: English, French, Italian
Working in International Development since 2012
Field experience: Zambia

  
   

Gérard Marquis

gerard.marquis@fao.org
Main tasks: Capacity development for planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of technical projects; international cooperation pertaining to Disaster Risk Reduction
Background: Environmental Economics and Public Policy
Spoken Languages: English, French, Spanish, Arabic, Italian, German
Working in International Development since 2007
Field experience: Central and Western Asia

 
   

Sara Manuelli

sara.manuelli@fao.org
Main tasks: Communication strategy and implementation, writing and editing
Background: Anthropology, Journalism (PGDip)
Spoken Languages: English, French, Italian
Working in International Development since 2007

 
 

Giorgio Grussu

giorgio.grussu@fao.org
Main tasks: Technical and policy support towards enhancing cooperation between the MP’s initiatives and other relevant programmes and events (SIDS initiative, UNREDD, EXPO 2015); liaison with the Italian Development Cooperation
Background: Environmental Engineering (MA), Environmental Law (MA), Geographic Information Systems (GradCert), Environmental Biology (PhD student)
Spoken Languages: English, French, Italian
Working in International Development since 1999
Field experience: Morocco, Angola, FYR of Macedonia, Kosovo, Bosnia and Herzegovina

 
 

Luca Fè d'Ostiani

luca.fedostionani@fao.org  
Main tasks: Project Interregional Coordinator GCP/INT/093/SPA
Background: Rural Socio-economy, Institutional Development Specialist
Spoken Languages: English, French, Spanish, Italian
Working in International Development since 1972
Field experience: West and Central Africa, Latin America, Central and Eastern Asia, Mediterranean region

 
 

Kata Wagner

kata.wagner@fao.org  
Main tasks: Watershed Management project development
Background: Geography
Spoken Languages: English, French, German, Hungarian, Italian

 
 

Johann Grafinger

johann.grafinger@fao.org
Main tasks: disaster risk management
Background: timber-technician, diploma of forestry and watershed-management, torrent and avalanche construction supervisor
Spoken Languages: English, German
Working in International Development since 2013

last updated:  Thursday, April 24, 2014