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Massimo Amorosi
Consultant , Development cooperation
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Agriculture and food security specialist with 28 years of experience in Sub-Saharian Africa seeking both short and long term assignments. I have been working in East Africa since 1993 in Food Security, Social Protection, Agriculture Development,value chain and rural infrastructures. I have covered positions as Technical Advisor, Country Director, Program Manager and Team Leader.
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Area of Expertise:
  • Agriculture, Livelihoods, Microfinance, Rural
  • Disaster, Aid, Emergencies, Relief
  • Environment, Climate, Energy, Water, Sanitation
Professional Experience:
Key qualifications: Food Security, Environmental Management, Social Protection, program Coordination and Management, Disaster Risk Reduction, relief and rehabilitation in war and post-war situations.
Proven expertise in program management and coordination namely directing NGOs and managing multi-sector rural development programmes both in relief and development contexts.
Demonstrated experience in working with Regional Economic Communities (REC) e.g. African Union Commission (AUC), IGAD and Indian Ocean Commission (IOC) with roles of institutional building and programme management aiming at regional integration.
Experience in project planning, feasibility study, monitoring and evaluation and data analysis
Established experience in technical assistance in the areas of soil and water conservation, watershed management, forestry, value chain and water development.
Experience in policy advice in Food Security, Disaster risk Management and Social protection to Regional Economic Communities (RECs) and regional and national governments.
In food security, exposure to drought management, early warning system and contingency planning at regional and national level.
In Social Protection, expertise in social protection strategies and national program design i.e. public labour - cash or food for work - as well as school feeding programs with a focus on Home Grown School Feeding.
Experience in remote sensing and Earth Observation with services development for environmental monitoring with focus on agriculture and marine services in Africa.
Exposure to climate change policies and strategies both long term and short term with a perspective on Disaster Risk Reduction notably in drought and floods.
Experience in agriculture economics appraisal and research in the areas of farming system, cost-benefit analysis, economic modelling and business plans.
Exposure to EDF administrative and procurement procedures and management of EDF programs with experience in design and implementation of Program Estimates.
University of London - Wye College – UK
31- 12 – 1996
Master Degree in Agricultural Development - Distance Learning

University of London - Imperial College – UK
31- 12 – 2005
Master Degree in Environmental Management - Distance Learning

Open University – UK
Post degree certificate in Conflict and Development
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    Years of Experience:
    More than 20 years
    Highest Qualification:
    English, French
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