Ms. Annachiara Scandone

First Name: Annachiara
Last Name: Scandone
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Title: Business development specialist, UNIDO regional office in Egypt
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)