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Roberto Ridolfi

Assistant-Director-General for Programme Support and Technical Cooperation at the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO)

Assistant-Director-General for Programme Support and Technical Cooperation at the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO)

Roberto Ridolfi

Biography

Dr Roberto Ridolfi currently holds the position of Assistant Director-General, Programme Support and Technical Cooperation Department at FAO. He was appointed in January 2019, being promoted from the role of Special Adviser to the Deputy Director-General (Programmes) on Strategy and Financing Development, which he held in 2018, detached from the European Commission. From 2013 to 2017, Dr Ridolfi served as Director of the Directorate C – Planet and Prosperity under the Directorate-General for International Cooperation and Development (DG DEVCO) at the European Commission. Dr Ridolfi joined the European Commission in 1994, after a 10-year experience in both academia and private sector. He began as Development Adviser at the EU Delegation to Malawi, followed by Namibia and Kosovo. He then coordinated the Public-Private Partnership unit for the enlargement of the EU. Head of the EuropeAid division, between 2004 and 2005 he managed programmes on environment and climate change, rural development, food security and migration, as well as the One-Billion-Euro Food Facility in 50 countries. Dr Ridolfi served as EU Ambassador and Head of delegation for the Pacific in Suva, Fiji from 2005 to 2007, and as EU Ambassador to Uganda from 2011 to 2013. Dr Ridolfi holds an MSc in Engineering, an MBA and a PhD in Architectural Technology.

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events

  1. Apr 19

    Brussels Briefing 57: "Smallholder agriculture: key to food security/nutrition and sustainable food systems"

    The Brussels Briefing 57 on "Smallholder agriculture: key to food security/nutrition and sustainable food systems", organised by CTA, the European Commission/EuropeAid, discusses smallholder agriculture and its key role in delivering food security/nutrition, and sustainable food systems, as recognised in SDG 2.Examples of successes from smallholders in various sectors and value c…
    Type:
    Briefing
    Role:
    Panellist
  2. Apr 19

    COP23 side event: Agriculture Advantage: The case for climate action in agriculture

    Based on previous sessions which articulate the different dimensions of climate actions in agriculture, this event called on countries, international organizations and businesses to take cognizance of the advantage offered by climate investments in agriculture, and urged stakeholders to come together for the transformation required within the sector.

    Type:
    Conference
    Role:
    Speaker
  3. Apr 19

    EDD 2017: Boosting Investment for ACP Inclusive Trade and Development

    Harnessing investment opportunities to empower ACPs as the world’s next emerging economy.Sustained economic growth in its member states has heightened global interest in the ACP Group, particularly in Africa. Recent IMF data indicate that 11 of the 20 fastest-growing economies in the world through to 2020 will be African. Intra-African trade is g…
    Type:
    Conference
    Role:
    Panellist

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