Experts' profiles - Francesca Cenni
Francesca Cenni
Ms. Cenni is Programme Officer for projects in the Implementation and Capacity Building Unit of the Secretariat of the Basel Convention. She facilitates projects and focuses on technical assistance to fight illegal traffic of hazardous wastes and on capacity building for the implementation of the Convention through the Basel Convention Regional and Coordinating Centres and partner agencies.

Prior to joining UNEP, Ms. Cenni was the environmental manager of a chemical company in the waste water treatment sector, where she was responsible for the environmental management system, according to the ISO 14000 standards. In UNEP she worked for the interim Secretariat of the Stockholm Convention and for the Secretariat of the Rotterdam Convention.

She holds a Master's degree in environmental sciences and studied at Bologna University, in Italy and Lund University in Sweden, where she specialized in marine toxicology.
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