Understanding Global   
Development Challenges


Workshop "The Italian Agency for Development Cooperation: continuity and new strategies"

The workshop, organized by ICID, aimed at discussing the role and perspectives of the newly created Italian Agency for Development Cooperation with the director of the Agency, Mrs Laura Frigenti, the dean of the University of Rome ‘Tor Vergata’, Prof. Giuseppe Novelli, and selected panelists from a variety of academic institutions.

In the last 15 years Italy’s role in the international cooperation and development arena has progressively declined, both financially and in terms of contribution to the global development debate.

The creation of the Italian Agency for Development Cooperation (with Law 125/2014 and operational since 1 January 2016) represents an important turning point in Italy’s involvement in the international development arena.

The Agency, in close collaboration with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, is responsible for the identification of operational tools and strategic partnerships and, more broadly aims at ensuring the effectiveness of the Italian cooperation.

The University of Rome Tor Vergata has always accorded a central role to International cooperation and is at the forefront of the internationalization process of Italian academic institutions.
Within this frame work, Tor Vergata is launching The Italian Centre for International Development – ICID. ICID is designed to promote state-of-the art research on the development challenges facing the global community and to provide a training ground for young researchers and practitioners.

As one of its first public events, ICID is convening a workshop on the role and perspectives of the newly created Italian Agency for Development Cooperation.

Workshop agenda

About Us

The Italian Center for International Development (ICID)

The Italian Center for International Development (ICID), hosted by CEIS University of Rome Tor Vergata, is an entity that involves Centers and Departments of four Italy based public universities:

The Centre’s mission is to promote a better understanding of development challenges in an increasingly globalized world, through an inter-disciplinary approach.

ICID’s design and composition provide it with a unique capacity for state-of-the-art research addressing the many interconnected development issues facing today’s globalized world.


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