Fiammetta is the Director of Strategy and Learning at Recrear International, a global community of researchers and social innovators working to integrate young people more holistically in development, academic and community processes through participatory action research (PAR).  She is also an independent Change Facilitator and Researcher.

Fiammetta has been working in the international youth development sector, at the intersection of research and programme work, for over eight years, specialising in participatory processes, youth leadership and organisational learning. She worked with a number of NGOs, including Restless Development, Civicus, Womankind Worldwide, Progressio, Eris and the Chorotega indigenous rights group; She also collaborated research institutes, such as the Institute of Development Studies, the WildCRU Wildlife Conservation Research Unit at the University of Oxford and INTRAC.

Her research focuses on youth civil society and youth-led development. She has conducted primary and secondary research on the impact of change initiatives led by youth organisations, their funding and resource patterns, their ability to mobilise civil society and form partnerships. She’s also researched youth-led accountability initiatives and youth engagement with power in the context of closing civic spaces.

Fiammetta is training in contemporary dance and loves to infuse creative practices in her PAR and facilitation practice.


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