Participants will benefit from the support and involvement of a Teaching Co-ordinator and specialised tutors who will assist and advise them throughout the learning period.
Francesca Lange - Law and development
Francesca Lange is your tutor for
My name is Francesca, I am Italian from Torino, but currently based in Malawi where I have been working with UNICEF as Child Protection in Emergency consultant. I have almost ten years of international experience in the field of human rights and children rights, gained through a diverse range of experiences with national and international organizations as UNICEF and the UN Department of Peacekeeping. I previously worked in Timor-Leste, Sierra Leone, Dominican Republic and Guatemala and at the HQ level in Geneva. After being invited to this Master programme as a lecturer for few years, during the past edition I supported the tutoring for this module for the Distance Learning part
Claudia Oehl - Project Management
Claudia Oehl achieved her Master of Arts in European Area Studies at the University of Surrey, UK, in 1991 and her “Licence en Langue et Civilisation Etrangeres, Anglais at the University Sorbonne Nouvelle, Paris IV in 1990. She started her career working for the European Commission in Brussels, and then moved as Programme Manager to the European Training Foundation, an agency of the European Union in Turin. Since 2001 she has been working as free-lance project manager and trainer, collaborating with the International Training Centre of the ILO in the framework of various Master degree and short courses. Furthermore, she has been teaching project management at the University of Piemonte Orientale and managing European projects in the fields of education, training and social policy for organisations such as social partner organisations, vocational training institutions, charity foundations.
Donatella Saccone - Economics
Donatella Saccone achieved her Master Degree in Economics at CORIPE Piemonte (Consortium for Research and Continuing Education in Economics, Moncalieri, Italy) in 2005 and her Ph.D. in Economics of Institutions and Creativity at the University of Turin in 2008, with a honour by the Italian Association for the Analysis of Comparative Economic Systems for the best doctoral dissertation in the field of Comparative Economics. She holds a Laurea Degree in Political Sciences, with a specialization in Economics, finished in 2004 at the University of Turin. At present, she is Research Fellow at the Department of Economics “S. Cognetti de Martiis”, University of Turin, member of the Executive Committee of the Italian Association for Comparative Economic Studies and Teacher of Cooperation for Development at the Faculty of Political Science, University of Turin.
Elena Vallino - Economic Analysis of Institutions for Development
Elena Vallino graduated in 2005 at the University of Torino with a thesis on participatory conservation projects after a field study in Burkina Faso. She attended a Master in International and Development Economics at the University of Applied Study in Berlin, Germany. She worked for some NGOs in Turin in the framework of the partnership between African and Italian Natural Parks. She also worked for the German Technical Cooperation Agency, GTZ, in Banda Aceh, Indonesia. After that she started a PhD program in Economics of Complex Systems at the University of Torino again, which she completed in May 2011. The title of the PhD thesis is “Three essays on complexity, natural resource management and international aid” and it is made of three articles: “The tragedy of the park: an agent based model on endogenous and exogenous institutions for the management of a forest”, “NGOs and participatory conservation in developing countries: why are there inefficiencies?”, “Why droughts started to turn into famines in the Late Victorian period? A complex system approach”. At the moment she works at the University of Eastern Piedmont and at the University of Torino on two research projects, one about health policies in Piedmont and the other one on the development of green industry in Italy. Her research interests are Economics of developing countries, Environmental Economics, Complex systems theories.