AVSI at Codeway Expo 2024

A multi-stakeholder dialogue on the Mattei Plan and a photo installation taking place at the development cooperation fair in Rome, May 15-17


On Thursday 16 May, at 10 am, AVSI presents the event "Mattei Plan: Success cases to scale and critical issues to address. A dialogue among institutions, civil society and the private sector" within the Codeway Expo 2024, at Fiera di Roma. The event will be attended by representatives of Italian, European and African institutions, as well as of the civil society and private sector.

Codeway Expo is a development cooperation fair lasting from Wednesday 15 to Friday 17 May. Within this time it will also be possible to visit the photo installation "TOGETHER. The future we want", curated by AVSI. This visual journey consists in pictures taken by photographers who visited AVSI projects in the field, focusing on education and job training, which are also priority sectors for the Mattei Plan.

AVSI event at Codeway Expo 2024

The event, organized together with Fiera Roma and Internationalia, will take place in the Codeway Plenary Room and will follow two main lines: on the one hand, it aims at analyzing successful projects to understand if they are scalable, on the other, at identifying obstacles and critical issues to propose innovative solutions to counteract them and make the plan achievable.

The program envisages three panels: the first one will present four successful projects in education, energy, agriculture and support to refugees; the second one will focus on the Italian Climate Fund, while the third one - moderated by Giampaolo Silvestri, AVSI Secretary General - will be made up of African, European and Italian institutional representatives, discussing on the Mattei Plan.

The event: Mattei Plan: Success cases to scale and critical issues to address. A dialogue among institutions, civil society and the private sector | Presented by AVSI

Welcome greetings

Stefano Gatti, Director, Directorate General for Development Cooperation, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, Italy

Success cases to analyze

Education, with Bamba Lassiné, Côte d’Ivoire Country Representative, Fondazione AVSI
Energy, with Luca Traini, South-Saharan Africa Area and Access to Energy Program Director, Res4Africa
Agriculture, with Dario De Nicola, Project Office, CEFA
Refugees, with Chiara Cardoletti, UNHCR representative for Italy, the Vatican and San Marino
Prospects for the Italian Cooperation, with Marco Riccardo Rusconi, Director, Italian Agency for Development Cooperation (AICS)

Moderated by Maria Laura ConteHead of Strategic Communication and Advocacy, AVSI

Resources to enhance: the Italian Climate Fund

Francesco CorvaroSpecial Envoy for Climate Change, Italy (online)
Paolo LombardoDirector International Cooperation and Finance for Sviluppo, Cassa Depositi e Prestiti (CDP)
Rita RicciardiStructured Finance Specialist, Bergs&More, Nairobi, Kenya

Moderated by Alessandro GalimbertiHead of Climate Change, Energy and Environment Unit, AVSI

A dialogue among Italian, European and African institutions

Tra Pierre Bertin, Inspector General, National Education and Literacy, Côte d'Ivoire (online)
Moses UyangCommunity Engagements Lead, Office of the African Union Chairperson’s Youth Envoy
Fabio Massimo BalleriniSub-Saharan Africa Advisor, Office of the Diplomatic Advisor to the President of the Council of Ministers, Italy

Moderated by Giampaolo SilvestriSecretary General, AVSI

If Italy is able to create a solid system, the Mattei Plan could be a great opportunity to build a new equal partnership among Italy, Africa and Europe, which is a necessary condition for sustainable development. Development can be either achieved for everyone of us, or no one. This event at Codeway Expo can be an opportunity to really work towards this goal, to encourage a new way of thinking and practicing cooperation.

Giampaolo Silvestri, AVSI Secretary General