Facilitation Unit (FU)

The Facilitation Unit (FU) serves as the secretariat for the Alliance and helps Alliance members take action to deliver the Alliance’s aspirational outcomes. For guidance, programmatic and budget planning purposes, the FU reports to the co-Chairs of the Strategic Committee of the Alliance, while complying with the administrative processes of its hosting Organization, FAO, under the supervision of the Deputy Director of the OCB Division.

The FU undertakes its work based on the terms of reference formulated by GACSA members and work programme.

According to the Strategic Plan 2018-2022 the FU is composed by:

  • Mr Simon Leiva, Coordinator
  • Ms Federica Matteoli, Senior Liaison Officer
  • Mr Lufingo Mwamakamba, Regional Alliance Leader
  • Ms Jana Stankova, Communication Specialist
  • Ms Nadine VanDijk, Matchmaking Liaison Officer 
  • Ms Ayla Plaisimond, Team Assistant
  • Ms Luigia Marro, Communication Intern

For all GACSA Facilitation Unit correspondence please contact: [email protected]