Francesca Oliva is graduated with a degree in Economic and Social Sciences from Bocconi University in Milan and obtained a Master in European Studies and Global Affairs from the Graduate School of Economics and International Relations of the Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Milan.
She worked as a junior researcher consultant for the two Universities from 2003 to 2006, studying the evolution of Italian industrial districts, the Euro-Mediterrean economic integration, and carrying out monitoring and evaluation analyses. From 2006 to 2009 she worked with AVSI Foundation in Northern Uganda managing projects in water and sanitation, AIDS prevention and economic development, with funding from European and private donors and USAID. From February 2010 she worked at Expo 2015 S.p.A. dealing with the participation of developing countries in international exhibitions. In early 2011 she returned to Uganda and she is currently working with AVSI Foundation facilitating private profit/non for profit partnerships and leading the monitoring and evaluation division of the organization. Since August 2012 she has also started a collaboration with FinAfrica promoting the startup and development of SMEs in Uganda.
personal page: https://ug.linkedin.com/pub/francesca-oliva/0/4a4/75a