Luca Azzoni is a social scientist dedicated to human development. He was an ILO officer from 1988 to 2012 in duty stations that included Ethiopia, Italy, Turkey and Egypt. After 2012 he worked in Afghanistan and South Sudan for UNESCO; in China and Jordan for the EU; for USAID in Libya; and in Niger for the Luxembourg Development Cooperation. In all he has worked in more than 70 developing and middle-income countries over his 30-year career, including post-conflict and reconstruction contexts, mainly promoting employment, employability and skills development. He is the author and co-author of multiple publications and articles on human development. Before pursuing his career in development cooperation, he was an HR consultant for private companies and local governments in Italy.
Luca is openly and infectiously enthusiastic about contributing to people’s wellbeing through his work in international co-operation, his championing of respect for human rights and his promotion of sustainable development. He also brings a deep knowledge of working in fragile states and post-conflict countries, and engaging directly with migrants and refugees.