Prato Stefano

Stefano Prato is the Managing Director of the Society for International Development (SID) and the Editor of SID’s Quarterly Journal “Development”. He is one of the coordinating members of the global ICN2/Nutrition Civil Society Group and member of the Editorial Board of the Right to Food Watch. He recently served as one of the Advisors to the UN Secretary General’s High Level Panel of Eminent Personalities for the Post-2015 Development Agenda and is one of co-coordinators of the CSO Financing for Development Group. He is a very active participant of the Civil Society Mechanism (CSM) of the Committee on World Food Security and co-facilitates the CSM Working Groups on Nutrition, Livestock and SDGs. His most recent areas of interest address the global architecture of nutrition governance, the corporate capture of nutrition, and the agenda for socio-economic transformation of the African continent. Before joining SID, he was actively engaged in several Italian development cooperation NGOs as well as social development volunteer-based organizations. He graduated in Economics at the Faculty of Economics and Business Administration “La Sapienza” of Rome, Italy. In his spare time, he pursued a second University degree in veterinary medicine and completed his PhD in Animal Health, Food Safety and Livestock Management while also enjoying a limited practice of veterinary medicine.

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