Lead Technical Specialist, Indigenous Peoples and Tribal Issues
Mattia Prayer Galletti
Mattia Prayer Galletti is Lead Technical Specialist at the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), focusing on Indigenous Peoples and Tribal Issues.
Prayer Galletti joined IFAD in 1988. For more than twenty years, he has worked as Country Programme Manager in the Asia and the Pacific Division, overseeing country programs in Bhutan, Laos, Mongolia, Papua New Guinea, the Pacific-sub-region, Iran, China, Vietnam, Indonesia and India. In 2011, he moved to the Independent Office of Evaluation of IFAD as Senior Evaluation Officer, responsible for corporate-level evaluations.
Prayer Galletti holds a bachelor’s degree in Political Science from the University of Bologna, Italy, and master’s degrees in Economics of Agro-Food Systems and Development Studies from the University of Geneva, Switzerland. He also lectures at UC Berkeley during the fall semester.