Ms.Annachiara Scandone


First Name: Annachiara
Last Name: Scandone
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Title: Project officer for entrepreneurship and green growth
Organization: United Nations Industrial Development Organization
Bio: Annachiara joined UNIDO Regional Hub in Egypt in 2013. Since then, she has worked in various
areas of UNIDO’s interventions in the country: entrepreneurship and MSME development, cluster and
value chain development, investment promotion, eco-industrial parks, and green growth. Her work
focused on advancing the development of the following sectors: waste management, sustainable
agriculture and food production, sustainable energy, furniture, textile, plastics, creative industries.
Annachiara has coordinated UNIDO’s projects for youth employability and entrepreneurship in Upper
Egypt, which promoted the creation and growth of innovative enterprises as well as entrepreneurial
education in technical secondary schools. She is currently leading UNIDO’s efforts in scaling-up the
above-mentioned successful interventions through a new programme for Inclusive Green Growth.
Moreover, she is involved in UNIDO’s policy efforts by taking part in its advisory services to the
Government on industrial policy, impact investment, eco-industrial parks, green industry and circular
economy, start-ups and MSMEs. Before joining UNIDO, Annachiara worked at the Permanent
Delegation of Italy to the Organization for Economic Development and Cooperation (OECD) and the
International Energy Agency (IEA) in Paris, where she supported the Delegation’s Energy and
Environment portfolio. She holds a Master’s degree in Development Economics and Politics from the
University of Bologna, Italy, and a Master’s degree in Diplomatic Studies from the Italian Society for
International Organizations (Rome, Italy).