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Location: Italy
Organization: FAO

Simone is a researcher and practitioner working on the application of Information and Communication Technologies for sustainable development, with a focus on agriculture and natural resources management in developing and emerging regions.

As a researcher Simone worked with the University of Milan and he is Associate Director of Dr. Steve Chan Center for Sensemaking at AIRS. He previously worked as PostDoc research scholar at Columbia University CICR and Universita' della Svizzera Italiana NewMinE Lab.
As a practitioner Simone has been supporting UN FAO’s as well as various NGOs in rural development projects in Sub-Saharan Africa, South Asia and the Caribbean region. He also assisted the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs in the application of ICT to promote improved water management in the Middle East.
Blog posts by simone_sala:
Thanks to the increasingly ease of use of ICTs and the overall reduction of cost of technology, the application of ICTs is becoming mature in a myriad of different sectors connected to global development initiatives. Whether a few years ago such applications were the domain of single pioneers from... more »