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Montanaro, Valentina

Freelance, advocate against injustice & social animal. Curiosity and enthusiasm are my specialities.

Lisbon (Portugal), Istanbul (Turkey), Rome (Italy). , Italy

English, Italian, Spanish, learning Portuguese.

Friends often describe me as an incurable optimist. I have been trying to fight injustice my whole life, hoping to make the world a better place. I have recently decided to become a freelance and look for an alternative as I was increasingly unhappy with the way NGOs and their old-fashioned structures work. I am here because I want the world to be a happier, healthier and fairer place. I feel we are losing our humanity, and I believe we must reshape the future starting from people and the way we organise and work.


Since 2007 I have been working in the field of international development with different NGOs in Europe Asia Latin America and Africa. Over the past 4 years I have increased my focus on capacity building and facilitation identifying capacity development needs for organisations partners or specific teams linked to communication and campaigning. I have recently started learning about self-managment tools and practices and human-centred approaches.

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