What I do
Eleonora is Prizes Impact and Learning Manager for the Challenge Prize Centre, with a focus on international development. She is working on the Data Driven Farming Prize as well as with a range of international partners, to provide consultancy services in evaluation and learning, capacity development and the design of challenges. She is also exploring the impact of challenge prizes and developing new practical tools to assess their social value.
Prior to Nesta, Eleonora was a Project and Evaluation Manager at Human Foundation, a not-for-profit organisation supporting social innovation and social finance in Italy. She was responsible for the impact assessment and educational area of the Foundation.
She has also worked as a Project Officer at the Kennedy Center for Justice and Human Rights - Europe, to coordinate an international programme in digital activism and human rights. And she worked as an Economic Researcher for the Superior School St. Anna of Pisa, focusing on regional development in Europe and for several years as a Journalist in Italy, UK, France and Brazil, for various publications, including CNN international.
Eleonora completed a BSc in Sociology (1:1) and Mphil in Development in Italy, and holds a MSc on Development and Globalization from the School of Oriental and African Studies, in London. She also gained a PG in Journalism from the London School of Journalism.