Alessandro (Alex) Moscuzza joined the STAP Secretariat in January 2021 as the Program Management Officer focusing on matters relating to the biodiversity focal area and the GEF's work on private sector engagement and South-South collaboration.
Alex has spent the last two decades working on international development and sustainability issues in program management, technical advisory and policy roles. Before joining STAP, he worked for the UK Government Department for International Development (DFID) and the Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office (FCDO) in London as a Climate Change & Environment Adviser. His work included designing, managing and directing operational and research programs in several areas such as climate change adaptation; biodiversity and ecosystem services; pollution and environmental health; circular economy and natural resources management; food security; waste management; renewable energy and international water governance. He was also seconded from the UK Government as a Detached National Expert to the European Commission in Brussels. Before working for the UK Government Alex worked for a couple of UK-based international development NGOs.
Alex holds a master’s degree in International Development Geography with a specialism in Environment & Development from Royal Holloway, University of London; and a master’s degree in Environmental Management with a specialism in Protected Areas Management from Birkbeck, University of London. He is a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society and a Member of the American Geophysical Union.
Throughout the course of his life Alex has lived and worked in mainland Europe, the UK, the Caribbean, Africa and Asia.