Beatrice Progida


Beatrice Progida

Program Manager


Beatrice is a program manager for the civil society engagement in the Lake Chad Basin project. She is responsible for launching the new program to support the Lake Chad Basin Commission´s regional strategy for the stabilization, recovery and resilience of the Boko Haram-affected areas. The program aims to foster civil society organizations' capacity to actively participate in the stabilization and recovery efforts. Through a three-year engagement with key players in the region, iMMAP will establish an online platform to map the capacity of local actors, connect them and facilitate their direct access to technical and financial resources.

Prior to joining iMMAP, between 2011 and 2021, Beatrice managed her own independent consulting company. She worked with UN Agencies, INGOs, IFCR, the Overseas Development Institute, the Green Climate Fund, and the World Bank to design new initiatives in disaster risk reduction and conduct large research and evaluation projects in protection and health. Prior to that, she worked with UNICEF for over 10 years in Senegal, Niger, Sri Lanka, Panama, New York, and Geneva. She covered different communications, donor relations and emergency management positions.

Beatrice has a Master’s degree in political science and social research from the University of Padova, Italy, and a Master´s degree in international relations from the University of Brussels, Belgium. She is fluent in Italian, English, French, and Spanish.