WFTO-Europe staff currently include:
Francesca Giubilo, WFTO-Europe Coordinator
My name is Francesca Giubilo and from October 2013 I am the Coordinator of the Brussels office of this great Fair Trade network. In addition to my academic background in Political Science and International Relations, I had the opportunity to learn more about cooperation and development issues thanks to my professional experience in Europe and particularly in Africa. Starting from a volunteer experience in Kenya for a small NGO, I then followed my passion and curiosity for the region by working in Johannesburg and in a Northern rural area of Benin for one year. While the former was linked to the elaboration of a macroeconomic analysis of an emerging market, the latter was focused on design, elaboration and implementation of development projects in collaboration of local people, such as a group of women entrepreneurs.
Once back in Europe I mainly worked on humanitarian issues with Medecins Sans frontieres and Medecins du Monde. By doing that, I always wanted to tackle the roots of the unfairness and injustice I used to deal with on a daily basis. In this sense working at the European network on debt and development (Eurodad) was very inspiring to help me connect the dots and go in-depth in analysing where aid money goes and what a smart procurement is.
Fair Trade was then the logical consequence. I am flattered to join this huge network and I am excited to take part in this fight towards a fair and better world, where all people no matter where they are and who they are can live in dignity. I know that big changes cannot come overnight but I am convinced that little by little all together we can make it!
Flora Montiel, Project Management & Fundraising Intern
My name is Flora Montiel, I come from Mexico and I am thrilled to have joined the WFTO-Europe in September 2018!
I did a Bachelor in Economics in Brussels and I decided to take a gap year before my Masters in order to discover new fields and gain practical experience.
During my studies I was part of two committed student organizations, as a volunteer at the Student Green Office ULB and as part of the external relations team of AIESEC ULB. I got the chance to organize events and conferences to raise awareness among students about environmental issues as well as the UN Sustainable Development Goals.
I am very enthusiastic about the Fair Trade movement and I truly believe it is a great way to tackle inequalities and bring some peace to the world!
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Benedetto Rizzo, Monitoring & Membership Assistant
Hello, my name is Benedetto Rizzo and I come from Italy. I have been involved into social challenges and I am so happy to be part of the WFTO team and help reach sustainable goals for fair trade. I have been working in the field of Mediterranean Migration, covering both the position of Project Officer and of Inter-Cultural Mediator for English and French speakers in two Refugee camps, hosting migrants who recently landed on the Coast of Sicily from Libya.
I consider myself a highly determined person, and I am passionate about foreign languages, cultures and Humanitarian Aid. I spent one year in Asia, attending a Master Exchange Programme at the Public Administration Department at Guangzhou University (China), and working as a Community Development Manager trainee in a project for Poverty Relief in Manila (Philippines). In March 2018, I completed my Advanced Master Degree in International Cooperation and Development Studies.
As Monitoring and Membership assistant, I am glad to help you reply to all your inquiries and assist you whenever you need.
I do believe in Fair Trade and in social changes to achieve altogether, so, let’s start.