Giorgia Gambini, graduated in Natural Sciences and with an United Nation Master in Management of Development and a master in Project Management of Non-Profit Organizations, has worked as a scientific researcher at several Australian universities. She worked in Africa in the field of international cooperation, sustainable development and sustainable tourism. In Italy, she is president of Interlife, she is dealing with the quality system ISO 9001 and holding several lectures on the project cycle management and quality system (universities, associations, social enterprises). She has collaborated with one of the main Italian NGOs in the field of international cooperation and with the United Nations in the field of Fundraising and training. The academic experience in international cooperation is added by other experiences abroad both in the humanitarian field and in the preservation and enhancement of environmental biodiversity (EU, India, China, Uzbekistan, Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, Kenya, Congo, Egypt, New Zealand, Australia).
Cecilia Di Francescomarino
Cecilia Di Francescomarino, graduated in "International Cooperation and Development Policy" and with a Master in "Local Human Development and Cooperation", promoted by Italian Ministery for Foreign Affairs, has worked as a researcher at the UN agency dedicated to the development (UNDP) and at the University of Guatemala. Gaining direct experience in working with communities, has worked with various organizations and associations in Africa and Central America, as part of projects of community health, child protection, human rights, reduction of environmental vulnerability and promotion of small income-generating activities. Due to the growing interest in social entrepreneurship applied to contexts of extreme poverty, and by meeting the needs of the beneficiary communities of Interlife, in close collaboration with the entire staff of Interlife Onlus in Italy and abroad, was born the Toolkit model. She is currently working in Italy in activities of social planning, poverty-reduction intervention, intercultural mediation and social communication.
Born in Patrasm Greece, Kostantinos was the former Director General of Doctors Without Borders (DWB), Italy, has worked with DWB since 1995 in the logistics planning and head of mission in many countries such as Armenia, Italy, Greece, Liberia, Indonesia, Ethiopia, Albania, Colombia. At the operations center of DWB in Brussels was responsible for projects in Guinea, Sierra Leone, Ivory Coast, Angola, Peru, Colombia, Haiti, Italy, Ethiopia, Liberia. He has worked in particular planning, control and support of the technical aspects of the projects, the quality and impact of the programs of the medium and long term and emergency services and has taught courses on security for international and national staff of DWB. From 2014 collaborates with various organizations as an expert of humanitarian aid and held lectures in various training courses.
Piera Raffaella Turati
Piera collaborates with Interlife as a volunteer. She has a degree in "Political Science" and a Master's degree in "Social Policy and Planning in Developing Countries" awarded by the London School and Economics. Since 2008 he works for an international company operating in the field of energy as an expert within the unit responsible for coordinating the efforts of social responsibility and sustainability that the company develops in order to support local communities in the countries in which it operates. Before 2008, for 12 years Piera has worked in the field of international cooperation for various non-governmental organizations (NGOs), to government organizations (National Women Established Mexican) and international (eg. World Bank), evolving and coordinating programs and projects designed to support a process of sustainable local development in many different countries in Asia, Latin America, Africa and the Balkan region.
Maria Elena Ferrario
Maria Elena Ferrario is a graduate in Political Science and International Relations at the Catholic University of Milan and has a Master in International Relations and African Studies at the University of Madrid. She deals with communication, project management and digital marketing and has participated in several international cooperation projects, collaborating with NGOs in Italy and abroad (Spain, Albania, Ethiopia) and following the design, external communication, relations with institutional donors and stages of evaluation and monitoring. Specifically, she has experience working in rural development, microcredit and the development of women. Currently, she is involved in communication and digital marketing as Campaign Specialist for Google Adwords.
Elisabetta graduated in 2006 with a bachelor in International Relations at the Catholic University of Milan (UCSC). Her dissertation focused on the impact of decentralised cooperation on the democratic transition of Serbia.
After a period on the field, hosted at UNOPS in Belgrade, and then at UNDP in Geneva, she moved and set up in Brussels where she worked in the fundraising sector, specialized on EU development and consultancy for more than 10 years.
During her professional path, she focused on local development and social entrepreuneurship: today she helps Interlife to fund its projects, creating innovative partnerships and finding a liaison between the world of profit and the world of cooperation and sustainable growth.