Dr. Lucilla Spini is a biological anthropologist with expertise in sustainable development, stakeholder engagement, and gender mainstreaming.
Over the past 20 years, Dr. Spini has held various positions within the UN System and international NGOs, including as an Associate Expert at UNESCO, Programme Officer for the Global Terrestrial Observing System at FAO, Executive Officer for the Global Environmental Change and Human Health Project at the United Nations University Institute for Water, Environment and Health (UNU-INWEH), and Head of Science Programmes at the International Council for Science.
Dr. Spini has contributed to international negotiations on environmental challenges and sustainable development, advised scientific committees, and contributed to scientific publications. From 2015 to 2019, she co-organized the Scientific and Technological Community Major Group at the UN for the 2030 Agenda and the Sustainable Development Goals.
She has also served as an Adjunct Assistant Professor in Anthropology at the University of Waterloo and as an Adjunct Professor in the School of Geography and Earth Sciences at McMaster University. Recently, she has been a Giorgio Ruffolo Research Fellow in Sustainability Science at Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government, and a Policy Leader Fellow at the School of Transnational Governance of the European University Institute.
Dr. Spini holds a B.A. (Honors) in anthropology from New York University (NYU), a Laurea in foreign languages and literature from the University of Florence, and a Master of Science (M.Sc.) in human biology and Doctor of Philosophy (D.Phil.) in biological anthropology, both from the University of Oxford.
She has considered herself a Scatterling since 1986.

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Of Scatterlings and Stakeholders
diversity, inclusion and transnational governance for sustainable development
The term Scatterlings, which can be used to refer to all human beings, and the term Stakeholders, which refers to those who have a stake in an endeavor, are used to define the immense diversity of humankind. The 2030 Agenda, its Sustainable Development Goals, and related governance structures and activities often make reference to Stakeholders, although the definition of the term is not entirely c...