Antonella Cordone

senior technical specialist nutrition IFAD

Antonella Cordone is the Senior Technical Specialist, Nutrition in the Environment, Climate, Gender and Social Inclusion Division of the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) where she has worked since 1999. She is now responsible for providing technical advice to IFAD-funded programmes and projects on mainstreaming nutrition and  social inclusion.

Antonella supported the organization of the Capacity Building Workshop on Nutrition-sensitive Agriculture in Latin America and the Caribbean Division. She coordinated the International Conference on Leaving no one behind: making the case for adolescent girls, co-organized by IFAD and Save the Children with the support of the Government of Canada.

Previously, Antonella was Senior Technical Specialist, Indigenous Peoples and Tribal Issues, she led the development and approval of the IFAD Policy on Engagement with Indigenous Peoples (2009), and its implementation within the organization. She established the Indigenous Peoples Forum at IFAD in 2011, and functioned as its Secretariat. This unique Forum solidly institutionalizes IFAD's consultation and dialogue with indigenous peoples, enabling them to provide input on IFAD-financed agricultural and rural development projects so that these initiatives will address their realities, concerns and aspirations. She managed the Indigenous Peoples Assistance Facility (IPAF), a dedicated facility financing small projects directly to indigenous peoples’ communities and their organizations.

She holds a Master’s degree in international cooperation and project design and a Master’s Degree in foreign literature and languages from the University of Rome La Sapienza (cum laude).

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