Massimo Candelori, Germany

Massimo Candelori is the Head of the Facilitation and Monitoring of Implementation (FCMI) Unit at the Secretariat of the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD)..

He is in charge of substantive support to the Committee for the Review of Implementation of the Convention (CRIC), relations with the Global Environment Facility (GEF) and involvement of civil society, including the private sector. Agronomist by education, Massimo Candelori holds PhD in Agrometeorology. Until 1999, Mr. Candelori was working for the Italian Foreign Office at the Italian Cooperation for Development Department as country officer (North and West Africa) and as Director of the Italian Cooperation Office in Bogotà, Colombia. Between 1984 and 1990 he was resident programme manager of rural development programmes (Colombia, Niger and Mauritania); coordinator of applied research programmes in (West African countries); and free-lance consultant for public and private entities, and international organizations (China, Ethiopia, Burkina Faso, Tunisia and Togo).
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