Dr. Lucilla Spini is a biological anthropologist with expertise in sustainability, stakeholder engagement, and gender mainstreaming. Over the past 20 years, Dr. Spini has held various positions within the UN System and international NGOs, including as an Associate Expert at UNESCO Man and the Biosphere (MAB) Programme, Programme Officer for Environmental Conventions at FAO, and Executive Officer for the Global Environmental Change and Human Health Project at the United Nations University Institute for Water, Environment and Health (UNU-INWEH). She has contributed to international negotiations on environmental challenges and sustainable development, advised scientific committees, and contributed to scientific and UN publications. From 2015 to 2019, Dr. Spini co-organized, together with Colleagues from the World Federation of Engineering Organizations (WFEO), the Scientific and Technological Community Major Group at the UN for the 2030 Agenda and the Sustainable Development Goals. She has also served as an Adjunct Assistant Professor in Anthropology at the University of Waterloo and as an Adjunct Professor in the School of Geography and Earth Sciences at McMaster University. Recently, she has been a Giorgio Ruffolo Research Fellow in Sustainability Science at Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government, a Policy Leader Fellow at the School of Transnational Governance of the European University Institute, and a Research Fellow at the Università degli Studi di Firenze. Dr. Spini holds a B.A. with Honors in anthropology from New York University (NYU), a Laurea in foreign languages and literature from the University of Florence, and a Master of Science (M.Sc.) in human biology and Doctor of Philosophy (D.Phil.) in biological anthropology, both from the University of Oxford (Linacre College).
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