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Paolo Faberi
Consultant , International non-profit
Longiano, Italy
Social enterprise, business devt.
After 21 years spent within profit companies, in 2002 I switched
to International non-profit employed
by UNV – EU – INGOs in short missions to Latin America, Africa, Asia, improving revenue and internal structure of small social enterprises. Currently collaborating with an Italian non-profit org. performing projects in Africa (health-agricultural school-devt).
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Area of Expertise:
  • Agriculture, Livelihoods, Microfinance, Rural
  • Capacity Building, Training, Advocacy, Political
  • Fundraising, Business Development, Grants Writer
  • Private Sector, Social Enterprise, Corporate Social Responsibility
Professional Experience:
Non-profit area (starting from the most recent).

(1) 2012 to date
VILSE NPO, Pesaro (Italy)
Non-profit org. currently running projects in Togo and Cameroon.
Role covered (part-time): vice-president and managing partner.
Drafting projects and monitoring of on-site implementation. Small projects on education, health and agricultural livelihood. Interventions consist of building/refurbishment of schools, libraries and medical centres including logistical support for daily operations and courses related to health and agriculture. Analysis of local context, consultation with community representatives, negotiation of solutions with community stakeholders. Sharing of findings to improve overall programme.

(2) 2002 to date
Role covered: Independent business consultant and/or mission partner for account of UNV (United Nations Volunteers), EU and INGOs.
Various short-term missions (20 to 75 days) aimed at supporting small agricultural groups/cooperatives (sometimes all-female) in their internal organization management and commercial matters in order to reach a sustainable balance sheet net profit. Teaching basic principles of bookkeeping, drafting a business plan, conducting seminars to group/cooperative members and general public focused on marketing and costs construction techniques.
Missions performed in:
•Latin America (Peru, Uruguay, Brazil, Ecuador, Argentina, Honduras)
•Africa (Guinea Bissau, Centrafrican Rep.)
•Asia (Armenia)
•Europe (Lithuania, in the frame of "Erasmus Noprofit Euskills" project); Germany and Spain (attending international food fairs in the frame of EU "AL Invest IV" programme and EU "EVSE - European Volunteer Senior Experts" project).

(3) 2010 to 2012
VISIS NPO, Camerino (Italy)
Non-profit org. running projects in Togo.
Role covered (part-time): Co-founder and president.
Supporting and monitoring the implementation of
projects in Togo related to empowerment of women with a focus on literacy and entrepreneurship. Creation of networks/alliances in Italy to establish regional subsidiaries.

Profit area (starting from the most recent).

(1) 1989 to 1997
Company: Gennaro Auricchio SpA, Cremona (Italy)
Role covered (full time): export manager.
Company busy in italian cheese manufacturing and distribution.

(2) 1987 to 1989
Company: Colussi Perugia SpA, Petrignano di Assisi (Italy)
Role covered (full time): export manager.
Company busy in manufacturing of bakery products.

(3) 1976 to 1986
Company: Ortofrutta srl. Cesena (Italy)
Role covered (full time): co-owner and manager (together with my father, company founder).
Company busy in fruit & vegetables packing and worldwide export.

(1) January to April 2011 (part-time)
Name and type of organisation providing education and training:
Cestas Italian NGO, Ancona branch(Italy).
Principal subjects/occupational skills covered:
Course focused on the basic principles for drafting an international cooperation project and how to apply for funding.
Title of qualification awarded: certificate of attendance.

(2) 1998 (most part of the year) c/o
Bologna Chamber of Commerce (Italy).
I attended 8 management courses of “personal capacity building”:
analysis and application of leadership techniques
assertiveness: how to improve dealings with others and the self
how to manage and pre-empt interpersonal conflicts
methods and techniques of public address
perfecting and developing decisional skills
optimal time-management
self-management: how to enhance one’s professional persona
stress management.
Title of qualification awarded: Certificates of attendance

(3) September 1986 to June 1987
University of the Sacred Heart (Italy), Cremona branch.
Title of qualification awarded: Post-graduate master in agribusiness.
Acquisition of the knowledge needed to join the international agribusiness. Main subjects: market economy of the main commodities, strategic management, agribusiness clusters, company governance, foodstuff distribution chain management and marketing, structure and competition in the agrifood system, supply chain management.

(4) 1976 to 1981
Bologna University (Italy).
Degree in Economic and Business studies

(5) 1971 to 1976
Istituto Tecnico per Ragionieri, Cesena (Italy).
Diploma in Accounting (Bookkeeper)
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    English, French, Spanish, German, Portuguese, Italian (mother tongue)
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