head of office

Francesco Zatta is a development practitioner with a Master’s Degree in Cultural Anthropology and more than 12 years of experience acquired with NGOs and the Italian Cooperation.

His technical profile focuses on formulation of sectoral cooperation programmes, negotiations with partner, operational and administrative assistance, quality assurance support to EU funded cooperation programmes (Indirect management and PRAG) and multi- annual and annual Italian bilateral cooperation programmes.

He served in Namibia from 2012 to 2014 as the Project Manager for an INGO and provided substantial support to the National HIV/AIDS and TB Programme for the promotion of health, social and economic assistance to the patience.

Mr. Zatta’s collaboration with the Italian Agency for Development Cooperation (AICS) began in 2014 in Sudan as Program Coordinator for promoting qualitative health services and improving the health status of vulnerable populations in eastern Sudan funded by the European Union. He was then in El Salvador as an Education and Culture Sector Coordinator, where he was supporting the reforms and working to enhance the national education system thought implementation of an inclusion model. From 2018 to 2020 he worked as the Programme Manager in AICS Tunisia office for a programme on capacity building of Libyan central and local authorities for improved service delivery.

In 2020, he started working at the AICS Headquarter in Rome, collaborating on a daily-basis with global AICS Country Offices on their programme design, monitoring and collaborating to strengthen partnerships.

Since April 2023, he is Head of AICS Country Office for Pakistan and Afghanistan.