ILS LEDA Team

Giancarlo Canzanelli

Giancarlo Canzanelli

President

Since 1990 he has been working in international cooperation programs to improve the development of local economies in developing countries. He supported the creation of LEDAs, as innovative tools for permanent support to human development. He worked - among others - with United Nations, European Union, and Italian Cooperation, providing technical assistance and designing and implementing training programs.

Vincenzo Milio

Vincenzo Milio

Vice President

He has an extensive experience in supporting local economic development processes, with particular reference to local governance, public-private local partnerships, strategic planning, LEDA’s creation and management. He has worked with United Nations, European Union, public and private entities, providing technical assistance, training and research, in several countries of Latin America, Europa, Central Asia, Middle East and Africa.

Gabriele Di Stefano

Gabriele Di Stefano

LED expert - Territorial analysis

From 1999 he worked in the field of local economic development, with particular reference to governance tools, networks of local stakeholders, and rural development. From 2005 he has worked in the field of International Cooperation, dealing with territorial analysis, diagnosis of value chains, development of strategies and plans, creation of Local Development Agencies.

Andrea Ferrannini

Andrea Ferrannini

Researcher

He has an extensive experience in studies and research on local economic development, with particular reference to innovation and social economy. He has an excellent expertise in projects evaluation.

Franco Jimi Torres

Franco Jimi Torres

LED expert - Territorial development strategies

For twenty years he has been working on issues of local economic development. He worked on United Nations programs in Colombia and the Dominican Republic, supporting local actors in the creation of development strategies and establishment of LEDA. He supported the Government of the Dominican Republic in national policies on territorial development and establishment of the Dominican network of LEDA.

Alejandro Benitez

Alejandro Benitez

LED expert - Credit services

Since 1992, he has been working in the field of local economic development and for many years he was part of the UN staff to promote territorial development in El Salvador. He is currently the Director of LEDA Morazán that, under his direction, has become a reference model for other LEDA. He has wide experience in structuring credit services in disadvantaged areas.

Mirela Koci

Mirela Koci

LED expert - Social inclusion and gender equality

Since 2006 she has been director of Auleda, the Local Economic Development Agency of the Department of Valona in Albania. Under his direction, Auleda has grown exponentially, both by providing increasingly qualified services to the population and local actors, and as a reference for European partners in the execution of cooperation projects. She is particularly expert in issues of social inclusion and gender equality. He supported the creation of LEDAs, as innovative tools for permanent support to human development. He worked - among others - with United Nations, European Union, and Italian Cooperation, providing technical assistance and designing and implementing training programs.

Francesca De Paula

Francesca De Paula

Project manager

She has an extensive experience in cooperation programs for development, with special reference to Eastern Europe and Asia. She is project manager in several projects funded by the Italian Cooperation and the European Union. She has extensive experience in designing, management and evaluation of projects for development and training programs. He supported the creation of LEDAs, as innovative tools for permanent support to human development. He worked - among others - with United Nations, European Union, and Italian Cooperation, providing technical assistance and designing and implementing training programs.

Elvin Hoxha

Elvin Hoxha

LED expert - Support to SMEs

Since 2000 he has been working in the field of local economic development, involved in programs financed by the Italian Cooperation, the European Union, the United Nations and the Swiss Cooperation. He was technical director of LEDA Shkoder in Albania. He also cooperated to the establishment of new LEDA in Lebanon. He is particularly expert in designing services to support small and medium enterprises. He supported the creation of LEDAs, as innovative tools for permanent support to human development. He worked - among others - with United Nations, European Union, and Italian Cooperation, providing technical assistance and designing and implementing training programs.

Giordano Dichter

Giordano Dichter

Expert in BIC and innovative finance

He worked in many countries to support the creation of Local Economic Development Agencies. Since 2005 he has been working on strategies for the development of innovations and innovative companies in the territorial economy. He is particularly expert in the creation, improvement and evaluation of Business Innovation Centers (BIC) and in the field of innovative finance. He supported the creation of LEDAs, as innovative tools for permanent support to human development. He worked - among others - with United Nations, European Union, and Italian Cooperation, providing technical assistance and designing and implementing training programs.

Rosaria Bisceglia

Rosaria Bisceglia

Communication

She is responsible for communication. She plans communication strategies and implement them through several media: website, social networks, mailing and newsletter, publications. She manages relations with the Local Economic Development Agencies of the ILS LEDA network. She has carried out research and studies of a socio-economic nature

Simone Di Stefano

Simone Di Stefano

Communication

He is an architect. He works to the graphic design of ILS LEDA communication contents, educational contents, papers and documents.

Elena Aprea

Elena Aprea

Administration

She cooperates to the management of accounting of ILS LEDA Association He supported the creation of LEDAs, as innovative tools for permanent support to human development. He worked - among others - with United Nations, European Union, and Italian Cooperation, providing technical assistance and designing and implementing training programs.

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