Director | Programs
Fellow | Research Capacity Building & Institutions and Networks
Francesco is Director of Programs at the Global Development Network, as well as Fellow, Research Capacity Building & Institutions and Networks. At GDN, he manages programs on institutional research capacity building and research training strengthening in Asia, Latin America and Africa. He is currently based in Italy.
Francesco has eight years of experience in research, publishing and research capacity building in academia, international organisations, international and grassroots NGOs and academic publishing. He has studied and worked in the fields of international politics, political philosophy and international development in Italy, Portugal, the UK, Vietnam and India. His main research interest is the interplay of institutional development and organisational functioning for actors that focus on producing research across the global North and the global South.