Nelida is an expert in sustainable development and social justice, with extensive experience working with government bodies, private companies, NGOs, and IGOs.
After starting her career at the Italian Trade Agency (ICE), Nelida spent several decades working in Italy and across Europe, Africa, Asia and Latin America. Main areas: socio-economic development, private-public partnership, space-ICT applications. She has been CEO of a subsidiary of Italy’s State Mint, policy advisor to Italy’s foreign ministry, member of Network of European Regions Using Space Technologies (NEREUS), representing Regione Molise, president of the GEOSAT Molise Consortium.
In recent years Nelida has focused professionally on the mining industry, using her extensive experience to develop social and technological innovation strategies for international extractive companies.
Nelida has always accompanied her professional work with an extensive voluntary work focused on Peace and Social Justice. Aware that religion has an important role to play in public life on the occasion of the crisis in Afghanistan, on August 2021, aware that the new course of international events started a process that would have changed the previous international order, matured the proposal of a new Development Goal to be added to the UN Agenda 2030: “SDG 18: Cooperation between Religions”,recognising that Religions could play an important role in achieving the SDGs, transforming the interreligious-dialogue into interreligious- cooperation to promote justice and peace.
Nelida was born in Buenos Aires, moved to Italy when she was a child. She holds a law degree from Sapienza University of Rome.