Dr. Stefano PRATO
Managing Director, Society for International Development
Stefano Prato (Italy) is the Managing Director of the Society for International Development (SID), responsible for the overall direction and programmatic leadership of the Society and the coordination of its network of offices. He recently served as one of the Advisors to the UN Secretary General’s High Level Panel of Eminent Personalities for the Post-2015 Development Agenda and continues to advise several institutions in the follow-up of the post-2015 process. He is an active member of the Addis Ababa CSO Coordinating Group of the CSO FfD Platform, the Africa Working Group on Post 2015, the Liaison Group of the CSO Platform on Nutrition and the Editorial Board of the Right to Food Watch, among others. His most recent areas of interest address the lack of inclusiveness and equity of Africa’s growth patterns and explore the agenda for socio-economic transformation of the continent.
He graduated in Economics at the Faculty of Economics and Business Administration “La Sapienza” of Rome, Italy. During his University term, he was actively engaged with AIESEC, the International Association of Students in Economics and Management, where he was elected in several positions at both national and international level. In his spare time, he pursued a second University degree in veterinary medicine and recently completed his PhD in Animal Health and Livestock Management while also enjoying a limited practice of veterinary medicine.