Giovanna Grandoni is an Italian researcher completing her PhD in Human Geography at King’s College London. After her MSc in Economics of International Cooperation and Development and in European Public Relations, she decided to focus her research on the gendered implications of land reform and food security in Brazil.
Her academic career is coupled with several experiences as consultant for international organizations, think-thanks, NGOs and research institutions both in Europe and in Brazil. Among others, she cooperated with the Observatório de Políticas Públicas e Lutas Sociais (a research team within the Federal University of Maranhão) and she worked for FAO, Overseas Development Institute (ODI), and Climate and Development Knowledge Network (CDKN).
Her latest consultancy was for the Global Canopy Programme (GCP). Her main activities involved: assessing companies and governmental activities on deforestation (Forest 500 project), and preparing an analysis of the state of play of zero-deforestation supply chains, active stakeholders and existing initiatives to inform the Tropical Forest Alliance 2020 (TFA 2020) strategy.
- Land access
- Food security
- Brazilian Amazon
- Deforestation drivers
- Commodity supply chain