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Lorenzo De Santis

Senior Research Officer for the Executive Director

Portrait of Lorenzo De Santis
Lorenzo is a Senior Research Officer, supporting the work of the Executive Director. In his role, Lorenzo leads the preparatory work for all the external engagements of the Executive Director by drafting briefings, speeches, points to make, in close coordination with the Public Affairs team. He also supports the ED in his academic researches by writing articles, blogs, policy memos.

Prior to joining ODI, Lorenzo worked with the UK Department for International Development, supporting DFID work with the UN agencies based in Rome (FAO, IFAD and WFP), including by advising and providing policy support to the the UK ambassador and Senior DFID Staff. He also supported the review of livelihoods projects in Uganda and Mozambique. Before, Lorenzo has worked at the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and for the International Fund for Agricultural Development. He holds an MA in International Relations from the Luiss University in Rome, with a specialization in Climate Change International Governance.