Francesca is an Associate Researcher with the Managing Exits from Armed Conflict Project.
Prior to joining UNIDIR, Francesca worked on humanitarian mine action and weapons dynamics in the Lake Chad Basin for Mines Advisory Group, as well as the International Committee of the Red Cross and the International Crisis Group. Francesca was also a graduate professional with the Conventional Arms and Ammunition Programme.
Her research interests and expertise include conventional arms control, dynamics of armed group violence, conflict prevention and mediation, international humanitarian law and protection of civilians during armed conflict.
Francesca received a master’s degree in international relations from the London School of Economics and Political Science, and a bachelor’s degree in with honours in politics, philosophy and economics.
Francesca is the co-author of The Second Menu of Indicators to Measure the Reverberating Effects on Civilians from the Use of explosive Weapons in Populated Areas. She speaks English, French, Italian and a bit of Spanish.