Alexandre Castellano

Alexandre Castellano

Coordinator for southern Africa
DG European Commission Humanitarian Aid Office (ECHO)

Born in France on 16 May 1975.

Nationality: French and Italian

Education: MSc in Biology in Italy and MSc in Public Health Nutrition at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine.

Position: since 2016, Technical Assistant (TA) for the European Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid Operation (ECHO) following the Southern Africa and Indian Ocean Region and focal point for Innovations for ECHO Nairobi regional in Nairobi.

Previous positions: from 2000 to 2012 working with various NGOs dealing with emergencies and innovation technologies in seven African countries – from 2013 to 2016 policy officer with ECHO in the head quarter dealing with food assistance, cash based transfers and innovations.

Key interest: innovative technologies applied to humanitarian responses.