RES4Africa People


Roberto VIGOTTI
Secretary General
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Assia BELLAROTO
Events Manager

Assia has organized events at a national, regional and international scale between Europe and Africa. Her daily work has a deep meaning to her, as she contributes in a way to find solutions to help the environment.

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Silvia D’OVIDIO
Strategy, Goverance & Membership

Silvia is responsible for the development and monitoring of the Foundation’s governance, strategy and dialogue. Silvia loves working with partners, stakeholders and staff, as it gives her the possibility to discover new contexts and viewpoints.

 

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Chiara ALBERA
Work Program PMO

Chiara manages human resources, budgeting and accounting. She loves witnessing the tangibility of her daily work through effective and rapid results and impact.

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Anna ADRAGNA
Administration

Anna is responsible for the office management, supports staff and carries out administrative activities. As the “mother of the office”, Anna’s gentleness and availability brings positivity in the working environment.

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Ilaria URBANI
Project Manager MENA Region

Ilaria strongly believes in the power of sustainable energy and leading developing countries to their transition. Taking example on her past international experience, Ilaria loves working and learning from people from other countries and regions of the world, which makes, according to her, the quality of her work.

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Flavia PEZZANO
Training & Capacity Building

Flavia is responsible of capacity building initiatives such as the Advanced Training Course for which she is the principal organizer. Flavia strongly believes in the power of the projects and loves to help and witness the trainees reaching their goals and objectives.

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Dario D’ANGELO
Communications Manager

As personal and professional life cannot be separated, Dario loves communicating what he’s passionate about and believes in. By promoting renewable energy, he feels he is playing his part in fostering sustainable development and mitigating climate breakdown.

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Valentina FRANCINI
Administration

Valentina carries out logistic and administrative activities such as accounting and human resources. Working daily with quantitative data, she finds a sense of utility in the numbers she works on, that ultimately contribute to RES4Africa’s mission.

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Marco ARESTI
Access to Energy Programme Manager

Marco’s seeks to find innovative technical and business solutions to increase energy access in Africa. He is involved in the development of innovative pilot projects to provide electricity for productive uses and achieve financial sustainability. Marco’s challenge is to analyse scenarios in the post carbon era.

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Josefina STUBBS
Senior Manager Multilateral Engagement

Josefina has extensive experience in the area of sustainable development, poverty reduction and inclusion, acquired through leading positions in OXFAM, The World Bank, and IFAD. She now manages high-level multilateral relations, and is focal point for the renewAfrica initiative.

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Luca TRAINI
Access to Energy Business Development Advisor

Luca works at cross-sectorial level through business development, international relations, market and policy analysis. He is driven by his work as it leads him to move from analysis to project origination to on-field implementation. 

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Peris FRANCIS
Sustainability Analyst

Peris serves in the project management of capacity building initiatives such as Micro-Grid Academy. She strongly believes in the power of such initiatives as a way of sustaining and replicating projects in the energy field.

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Luca MARENA
Sub-Saharan Programme Manager

Luca is RES4Africa’s Sub-Saharan Africa Program Manager. He is enthusiastic, committed and passionate about promoting sustainable energy and access to energy. Luca is a mechanical engineer, with solid background in the energy sector.

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Leonhard BRAUN
Project Officer

Leonhard works primarily on research, studies and stakeholder engagement. He loves to witness first-hand the energy transition in some of the world’s fastest developing countries, providing the opportunity to make an actual impact towards effectively shaping the future of the African continent.

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Daniele PALADINI
Project Officer

Daniele works primarily on sub-Saharan African programmes, with a particular focus on high-level stakeholder engagement. He is an enthusiastic and committed professional, passionate about promoting sustainable energy and social rights in Africa and worldwide.

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Serena CESAREO
International Relations Officer

Serena supports the organisation in growing its network within Europe, MENA and sub-Saharan Africa and the international renewable energy community. With curiosity and a learning attitude, she seeks to make a positive impact in the world.

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Stefania GAUDRAULT VALENTE
Communications Assistant

Stefania supports the global and digital communication activities. Passionate about sustainability and human experiences, she believes in the essentiality and power of communication tools, in raising awareness in most needed times.  

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Chiara BUZZICO
Project Officer

Chiara’s work focuses primarily on the integration of the Water-Energy-Food Nexus. She is deeply motivated by the cross-sectorial and human environment in her work, and finds beauty in the use of engineering skills to help communities. 

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Stefano GIACCI
Micro-Grid Academy Project Officer

Stefano is widely inspired by capacity building initiatives such as the Micro Grid Academy, since he believes they are the true cornerstone of an autonomous access to energy, as a way to achieve equality and development.

Marta CARADONNA
Micro-Grid Academy Coordinator

Marta strongly believes that the development of competences and sharing of experiences are essential to create innovative solutions for economic and job opportunities and to enable the communities in responding to environmental challenges like access to energy and climate change.

Silvia GAZZELLA
Executive Assistant

Silvia is the Secretary General’s right-hand. Deeply motivated by teamwork, Silvia loves assisting her colleagues using their own capacities in order to contribute to a common mission and lead the development of renewable energy solutions in Africa to fruition.

Andrea Renzulli
Senior Policy & Regulation Officer