RESEARCH AND BEYOND
I am Federico Roscioli, an Italian economist based in Rome. My works focus principally on the deepening of social and environmental issues with a particular attention for sustainable agriculture. I worked mainly in developing countries in Latin America and Africa both as a researcher and a photojournalist.
I am currently studying Development Economics at Florence University, I hold a Master degree in Human Development and Food Security at University RomaTre and I have a bachelor degree in International Cooperation and Development at the University La Sapienza in Rome. I also have a Master’s degree in Photojournalism at the Higher Institute of Photography and Integrated Communication (ISFCI) in Rome, I lived in Peru, Uruguay, Mexico, USA and Brazil and I speak Italian, English, Spanish, and a bit of French and Portuguese.
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RESEARCH FELLOW AT BIOVERSITY INTERNATIONAL, ROME (ITALY)
May 2020 – Aug 2020
Assist in drafting the final report with the description of the framework and literature review, data collection process, collected data and the results of the cost-benefit assessment.
previously RESEARCH FELLOW AT BIOVERSITY INTERNATIONAL, LIMA (PERU)
November 2019 – May 2020
Contribute to the development of an analytical framework for cost-benefit assessment related to forest landscape restoration projects and the use of genetic diversity. Conduct a literature review supporting the framework. Assist in developing a data collection strategy. Provide a list of projects and stakeholders to be contacted in Madre de Dios and Peruvian dry forest. Assist in developing questionnaires and other data collection tools. Build a dataset and meta-data, corresponding with the variables and projects identified. Contribute to the cost-benefit assessment of the projects
CONSULTANT AT DIE – GERMAN DEVELOPMENT INSTITUTE, MWANZA (MALAWI)
September 2019 – October 2019
Qualitative evaluation of the Thingathe Economic Empowerment Pilot Project in Malawi; building a qualitative methodology for focus group analysis and interviews; running 10 focus groups, 30 interviews and hard data collection; analyzing data and reporting. The Thingathe Economic Empowerment Pilot Project in Malawi was meant to encourage beneficiaries to create saving groups. It targeted ultra-poor and labor-constrained households that were already beneficiaries of the countrywide Social Cash Transfer program.
previously RESEARCH STAY AT DIE – GERMAN DEVELOPMENT INSTITUTE, BONN (GERMANY)
March 2019 – April 2019
Improving and finishing the impact evaluation of Progrma Huertas en Centros Educativos (PHCE); GIS analysis; Qualitative data analysis with ATLAS.ti; Quantitative data analysis with STATA; Writing the scientific paper about the research. Progrma Huertas en Centros Educativos is an agroecological school gardening program active in 15 primary schools of Montevideo, Uruguay. The program offers theoretical classes and practical activities.
CONSULTANT AT OXFAM ITALY, ROME (ITALY)
October 2018 – November 2018
Drafting of the 2018 Oxfam Italy report “Al Giusto Prezzo”.
previously INTERN AT OXFAM ITALY, ROME (ITALY)
May 2018 – August 2018
Analysis and desk research on the procurement policies of some large Italian supermarket chains; Scouting campaigns carried out on the subject of caporalato; Adjustment of policy contents for communications to the general public; Adaptation and production of graphic material for the campaign; Translation (from English to Italian); Logistic and organizational support for events carried out by the office.
RESEARCH STAY AT UDELAR – UNIVERSIDAD DE LA REPUBLICA DE URUGUAY, MONTEVIDEO (URUGUAY)
August 2018 – October 2018
Impact evaluation of Progrma Huertas en Centros Educativos (PHCE); Planning, sampling and running the whole project; Conducting 865 survey-based interviews and 20 dedicated focus group activities with primary school children; Planning and running additional surveys and focus group with directors, teachers and parents. Progrma Huertas en Centros Educativos is an agroecological school gardening program active in 15 primary schools of Montevideo, Uruguay. The program offers theoretical classes and practical activities.
PHOTOJOURNALIST AT HEIFER INTERNATIONAL, MEXICO CITY (MEXICO)
February 2015 – May 2015
Photo and video documentation of Heifer International’s projects about mental health, beekeeping and coffee production in different rural areas of Mexico; Working in conjunction with the NGO’s evaluation team.
previously PHOTOJOURNALIST AT UNDER THE SAME SUN AND TULIME ONLUS (TANZANIA)
June 2014 – August 2014
Photo documentation of the life and struggles of various albinos in different areas of Tanzania: Dar es Salaam, Iringa and Mwanza. Photos and interviews have been published on the Washington Post.
UNIVERSITY OF FLORENCE, FLORENCE (ITALY)
M.S. in Development Economics
Graduation estimated in 2021
ROMA TRE UNIVERSITY, ROME (ITALY)
M.S. in Human Development and Food Security
Graduated November 2018
LA SAPIENZA UNIVERSITY, ROME (ITALY)
B.S. in International Cooperation and Development
Graduated July 2017
ISTITUTO SUPERIORE DI FOTOGRAFIA E COMUNICAZIONE INTEGRATA, ROME (ITALY)
Master in Photojournalism
Graduated November 2013
Roscioli, F., Malerba, D., Burchi, F., (2019). Moving Towards Agroecology Through School Interventions: The Case Of The Programa Huertas En Centros Educativos In Uruguay. Working Paper Die – German Development Institute.
Vinci, G., Rapa, M. And Roscioli, F. (2018). Sustainable Development In Rural Areas Of Mexico Through Beekeeping. International Journal Of Science And Engineering Invention, Vol 4 No 08 (2018), Pp.1-7.
Teacher of Field Research Management at the Master in Human Development and Food Security, University of Roma Tre (Rome, Italy).
Freelanche Photojournalist for 5 years.
Project manager at ST. Peter Fitness Club A.S.D (Rome, Italy) for 1 year.
Swimming and Waterpolo Teacher at CSI Roma Flaminio (Rome, Italy) for 14 years.
Technical CAD designer at Space Italia (Rome, Italy) for 1 year.
Spatial Data Analysis Using R, Qgis, Grass & Google Earth (Udemy)
Data Science Specialization, Johns Hopkins University (Coursera)
Winner Of Post Master Hdfs Scholarship 2017-2018
Ruralinvest – Preparing Effective Project Investment Proposals (Fao)
Remote Food Security Monitoring (Wfp)
National Adaptation Plans: Building Climate Resilience In Agriculture (Un)
Environment, sustainable agriculture, photography, reading, cycling, crypto currency trading, surfing, music, cinema.
This paper intends to verify the importance of teaching agroecology during primary school and its impact on children’s life. It does that studying of the impact of Programa Huertas en
A holistic approach that includes social cohesion, accessibility to means of production, policies and nutritional education is widely recognized as needed to fight food insecurity in the world. By investigating
These are all my projects. They do not stick to simple photography, but often they involve the use of audio, video, interviews.
These are a small selection of my photojournalistic projects, to see them all open the page from a tablet or a computer.