Francesca Calisesi

Francesca Calisesi is an Associate Officer of the Solid Waste Management Team, at the Urban Basic Services Section of United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-HABITAT) in Nairobi, Kenya.

She has been working with UN-Habitat’s Solid Waste Management Team since December 2018, supporting the development and management of the Waste Wise Cities, a call for action to local governments to support the transition toward circular economy, enhance municipal solid waste management and tackle global waste crisis. She deals with the development and application of a tool for waste data collection and monitoring, capacity building of waste chain stakeholders, advocacy and education, development of project proposals, funds mobilization and establishment of partnerships.

Before joining UN-Habitat, Francesca has worked in the field of sustainable development and natural resource management in Ethiopia and Zambia.

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