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Elena Locatelli, Education in Emergency and Resilience Specialist Strong of 25 years of professional experience in the Education sector, Elena Locatelli is the Education in Emergency and Resilience for UNICEF WCARO. Always passionate about this field, she truly believes that the development of a country passes through the opportunities given to the youngest generation to discover, know, and learn. After working for 9 years in NGOs, she yearned to be able to influence governments on Education Policy and decided to join UNICEF in 2009. Prior to WCARO, Elena served as chief Education in Mali, for 3 and half year, where she was responsible for the design and management of the Education Program, including Education in Emergency interventions, revisiting the education and pedagogical methods used in the past as a starting point for creatively rethinking how education issue can be addressed in the 21st Century. Prior to Mali she served as Education Specialist in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Goma Eastern Zone office, for seven years, leading a team of 9 staff located in four different Provinces, where she collaborated in the implementation of Cash Transfers in the Rapid Response Mechanism approach for the education component. She contributed to the development of a guide on Natural Risk Reduction for schools under volcanic threats.

Forte di 25 anni di esperienza professionale nel settore dell'Educazione, Elena Locatelli è l'Education in Emergency and Resilience di UNICEF per l'Africa Occidentale e orientale (WCARO). Da sempre appassionata di questo settore, crede fermamente che lo sviluppo di un Paese passi attraverso le opportunità date alle generazioni più giovani di scoprire, conoscere e imparare. Dopo aver lavorato per 9 anni nelle ONG, desiderava ardentemente poter influenzare i governi sulla politica dell'istruzione e ha deciso di entrare a far parte dell'UNICEF nel 2009. Prima di lavorare all'Ufficio regionale di UNICEF per l'Africa Occidentale e centrale, Elena ha lavorato come responsabile del settore education in Mali, per 3 anni e mezzo, dove è stata responsabile della progettazione e della gestione del programma educativo, compresi gli interventi di emergenza, rivisitando i metodi educativi e pedagogici utilizzati in passato come punto di partenza per ripensare in modo creativo il modo in cui il problema dell'istruzione può essere affrontato nel 21° secolo. Prima del Mali ha lavorato come Specialista Education nella Repubblica Democratica del Congo (RDC), nell'ufficio di Goma Eastern Zone, per sette anni, guidando un team di 9 persone in quattro diverse Province, dove ha collaborato all'implementazione dell'uso di trasferimenti monetari come Meccanismo di Risposta Rapida per la componente educativa. Ha contribuito allo sviluppo di una guida sulla riduzione del rischio naturale per le scuole sotto minaccia vulcanica.

Skilled ineducationprogram managertrainer of trainingdisaster risk reductionpsychosocialstrategydata evaluationsupervisor leadershipstrategyproposal grant writingproduct designdata visualizationtraduzioni inglese italiano inglesetraduzioni francese italianotheory of changeresilienceeducation in emergency
Fluent in italianenglishfrench
Preferred timezone0, +1,+2,+3
Preferred salary:$/year to $/year


2020 - 2020: Education in Emergency Specialist @ UNICEF

2016 - 2019: Chief Education @ UNICEF

2009 - 2016: Education Specialist @ UNICEF

2008 - 2009: Education in Emergency Advisor @ Save The Children

2001 - 2008: Education Manager ad Advisor @ AVSI Foundation


1991 - 1997: Dottore in Pedagogia @ Libera Universita di Urbino

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