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Mr.Michele Candotti
Director,UN Environment Strategic Programme and Policy Division

Michele Candotti is an Agricultural Scientist with over 30 years of international professional experience on development, policy, institutional leadership and strategic management, gained in international institutions and international non-governmental organisations, from field - level rural development projects’ operations to high level of public policy processes and organizational management.

He joined UNEP in 2010 as Principal Advisor to the Executive Director and Head of the Office for Policy and Inter-Agency Affairs. In 2011, he was appointed UNEP’s Chief of Staff and Principal Policy Adviser to the Executive Director. He was previously Director-General of the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) in Italy for a decade, where he was instrumental in introducing a revised governance framework and organizational reforms, which were key to administer the assets of the organization and to enhance its role, influence and profile in the global WWF network.

He began his professional career in 1984 as a Research Officer at a Regional Centre for Agriculture Research in Italy and in 1986 joined the European Commission, first as a Junior Professional Officer in Zambia, and then through several assignments, from Programme Management (as Coordinator of the European Commission's MicroprojectsProgramme in Zambia), to coordination of the EDF Country Programmes in Zambia and Kenya, where he was also responsible for the liaison between the European Commission and the Governments of Zambia and Kenya.