Role: Senior Women’s Economic Empowerment Advisor
Team: Private Sector Engagement
Gianluca Nardi joined CARE in 2005. He is Senior Women’s Economic Empowerment (WEE) Advisor based in Brazil and he leads the Women in Value Chains component of the WEE strategy globally. His main areas of expertise are market facilitation, women’s empowerment, micro-enterprise development, rural development, private sector engagement and working with extractive industries.
With over 15 years of experience working in various management and consultancy roles in Brazil, Nicaragua, Angola, Cambodia and Italy, in both the private sector and NGOs, Gianluca holds a Masters in International Development from the University of Ferrara, an ILO Diploma on Markets Facilitation, a diploma in Extractive Industries and Sustainable Development from the Catholic University of Lima, and a certificate from the Advanced Social Management Programme from the University of Cambridge and the University of Queensland CSRM.
Rural Savings and Credit Unions in Honduras: a model to promote more inclusive market systems and women’s economic empowermentMonday, 27 February 2017 15:28
Reyna Araceli Reyes Sorto, age 44, lives in Villanueva Cortes in Honduras. When she was a child she dreamed of being a doctor yet because of economic hardship and lack of access to higher education, she was unable fulfil her dream. Until
Women’s leadership in cocoa farming communities: CARE’s peer review of Mondelēz’s Cocoa Life programmeThursday, 24 November 2016 14:35
Women are very important stakeholders for the whole cocoa industry – not just as customers and consumers, but also because of their roles as cocoa producers. Although cocoa is seen as a “male crop” in most of the producing countries, women
“The power to decide”: How transformative gender dialogues enable women farmers in Ghana to access landThursday, 30 June 2016 15:08
By Gianluca Nardi and Katherine Carr (CARE International UK, Programme Officer - Africa)
When we arrive in Kariyata, a rural community in the Upper Eastern region of Ghana, close to Garu, most of the women in the community are
The private sector is a main actor involved in women’s economic empowerment in rural value chains: large traders, retailers or manufacturers often hold the keys to improving women’s access to extension services, financial services, input
What happens when cocoa-producing communities decide their own criteria for sustainability and success?Wednesday, 27 May 2015 15:41
How can we make sure that in a developing country that is economically and socially dependent on a single commodity, this becomes a development driver rather than a
When I arrived in Yasubi, a small and industrious village in the Okapa district of the Papua New Guinea highlands, I could see that most of the services we normally take for granted – like electricity, running water, accessible roads – were
Three ways to make involuntary resettlement for extractive industry development a dialogue and not a confrontationTuesday, 18 November 2014 16:49
The IAIA Special Symposium on Resettlement and Livelihoods took place in Kruger Park, South Africa in late October. The nice
Why cash alone is not enough: four main features of a broader market systems approach to SME developmentMonday, 20 October 2014 14:04
CARE International’s approach to SME development includes access to finance as an important element. But we also believe that it is essential to adopt a systemic view of the market system and of the socio-economic situation of the individuals
Football teams are a system and markets are systems too... I am a market systems practitioner who lives and works in Brazil. After the emotions from Brazil’s semi-final failure calmed down, I started to draw a few analogies from the World Cup.
CARE’s Gianluca Nardi works with the mining industry in Latin America, promoting multi-sector dialogue, revenue transparency, accountability and sound community development practices. He outlines the eight key issues the industry needs to get