Making policies work

Cecilia D’Alessandro


Cecilia D’Alessandro, an Italian national, is Junior Policy Officer, Sustainable food systems and Climate action & green transition.

Cecilia’s 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




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    6211 HE Maastricht