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Francesco Galtieri

Civil Society Activist, Former Chief of the Peace Programming Section, United Nations Volunteers


From 2012 to 2016, Francesco Galtieri was Chief of the Peace Programming Section, at United Nations Volunteers (UNV), leading almost 4000 volunteers across 22 post-conflict countries and countries facing complex humanitarian emergencies. During his fifteen years with the UN, Mr. Galtieri worked to improve relationships between governments, local authorities and citizens by setting up national volunteers’ schemes as well as facilitating the negotiations between governments and the UN. He co-founded and led a non-profit organisation, RENA, that promotes social change through civic engagement, collaborative policy making and implementation. Currently in the Mid-Career Master in Public Administration program at Harvard’s Kennedy School, Mr. Galtieri holds a Ph.D. in African Studies from the University of Naples “L’Orientale.” Mr. Galtieri lectures on Multilateral Negotiations at the LUISS School of Government in Rome, and was a visiting lecturer at University of Naples and ESSEC Paris.

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