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Background

Andrea Cellino is the Head of the North Africa desk at DCAF's Middle East and North Africa Division. As such, he coordinates DCAF's operations in Egypt, Libya, Morocco, and Tunisia.

Before joining DCAF, he worked with the OSCE missions in Bosnia-Herzegovina, as director of policy planning, and in Ukraine, recently leading a monitoring team in the conflict zone in the East of the country. Prior to that, he was Deputy Secretary General for Policy at the NATO Parliamentary Assembly in Brussels, heading for 8 years the PA's outreach programs with parliaments in the MENA region as well as in Eastern Europe. Earlier in his career, he worked in media and communication.

Andrea Cellino has a degree and MA in Political Science from the University of Torino in Italy, and a Master in History from the University of California, San Diego.