Alessia Anibaldi  holds extensive development and humanitarian experience acquired in diverse and complex international settings. Prior to joining UQ, with the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (UN FAO), Alessia held senior managerial roles in various emergency response, recovery and resilience building programs in Timor-Leste (2008-2012), the Philippines (2014-2015) and more recently in Bangladesh and Turkey (August 2018-December 2018), supporting the humanitarian responses to two of the biggest refugee crises in recent history. Between May 2015 and February 2018, as a member of the Asia Pacific leadership team of a leading Managing Contractor, Alessia directed a number of DFAT- funded projects in the Pacific region.

Robert Arcidiacono is a development and humanitarian professional with a background in sustainable design and manufacturing, energy access, and SME & livelihood development. With formal qualifications in Product Design (Queensland University of Technology) and Development Practice (University of Queensland) Robert has experience across the public sector (United Nations Industrial Development Organisation (Austria), United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (Jordan)), NGO sector (energy poverty and climate resilience (Afghanistan), persons with disabilities (Jordan), food sovereignty (Uganda)) and the private sector (toy design and manufacturing (Hong Kong and China) and social enterprise (Australia). Robert is currently undertaking a PhD at the University of Queensland in collaboration with the Commonwealth Science and Industry Research Organisation (CSIRO) into responsible innovation in the digital agriculture sector in Australia and abroad.


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