As Africa Projects Coordinator of Diversity & Livelihoods, I follow the implementation of research projects in Sub-Saharan Africa dealing with conservation and sustainable use of plant genetic resources, aiming to generate mappable livelihood outcomes. Thanks to fieldwork experience in many African countries, I support Diversity & Livelihoods on the inclusion of socio-economic analysis and targets and M&E approaches in conservation research projects. The nexus between sustainable livelihoods and natural resource management and restoration is of paramount interest to me. A sound natural resource base is fundamental to sustain agro-ecosystems with vital environmental services such as freshwater, biodiversity, soil fertility and micro-climate regulation. My recent research focuses on the understanding of environmental and socio-economic drivers leading to long-term outcomes of conservation projects.
- MA (equivalent), Cultural Anthropology, Sapienza University of Rome, 2004
- PhD, Forest Ecology, University of Tuscia, 2014
Ceci, P., Taedoumg H., Gotor E., & Spedding V. (2016).
Beyond Timber: Forest management models for transforming conflict into cooperation.
Working Paper Series, Bioversity International. Available online
Di Matteo, G., Nardi, P., Ceci, P., Bajocco, S., Perini, L., Herrero-Corral, G., Gabiña, D., & Scarascia Mugnozza, G. (2014).
Linking the forest research in the Mediterranean area: A framework to improve research capacities and cooperation.
Forest Policy and Economics 50: 292-301.
Ceci, P., Diallo, F.B.S., Wolter, P., Monforte, L., Pierri, F., & Rice, B. (2014).
Building on Traditional Cooperation among Women for Sustainable Rural Development in the Fouta Djallon Highlands.
In: Griffiths, J. (Eds.), Family Futures, Tudor Rose: 72-76. Available online
Ceci, P. (2013).
Forests and Water: International Momentum and Action.
FAO. Available online
Muys, B., Ceci, P., Hofer, T., & Veith, C. (2011).
Towards Integrated Ecological, Socio-Economic and Hydrological Management.
In: Birot, Y., Gracia, C., & Palahí, M. (Eds.), Water for Forest and People in the Mediterranean - A Challenging Balance. What Science Can Tell Us No. 1, EFI: 105-113. Available online
Great Green Wall cross-border pilot project (Burkina Faso, Mali and Niger)
Reversing land degradation and desertification in Africa’s drylands, boosting food security, and supporting local communities in adapting to climate change and sustainably using their natural resources.
Pesticide Plants for Organic Cotton in Mali
Working with local farmers and national institutions in-country to understand the current use of pesticide plant species.
Project MGU - the Useful Plants Project
Enhancing the ex situ conservation of native useful plants for human wellbeing across Africa and Mexico by building the capacity of local communities to successfully conserve and use these species sustainably.