Making policies work

Cecilia D’Alessandro


Cecilia D’Alessandro, an Italian national, is a Junior Policy Officer in the Sustainable Food Systems team of ECDPM’s Economic and Agricultural Transformation programme. Her areas of work focus on food security and sustainable food systems, food governance, agri-food value chain development, private sector investment and regional trade, with a focus on East and West Africa.

Cecilia holds a Master of Science in Economics and Development and a Bachelor’s degree in Development Economics and International Cooperation, both from the University of Florence. She spent her Erasmus year at the CERDI Université Clermont-Auvergne and carried out her Master thesis research at ECDPM with fieldwork in Kenya.

External publications and contributions

    Our hopes for the UN Food Systems Summit

    Commentaries | Published on 20-09-2021

    Cecilia D'Alessandro

    Junior Policy Officer Sustainable Food Systems | Economic and Agricultural Transformation Programme




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