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Giovanna Melandri

President, HUMAN Foundation


Giovanna Melandri is President of Human Foundation. She has been a member of the Italian Parliament since 1994 to 2012 and has held the position of Minister for Culture (1998- 2001) and Youth and Sport (2006-2008). An environmental activist since 1992, Giovanna Melandri has been in charge of international relations for Legambiente(1988 to 1994). In that capacity, she attended the Bergen Conference on Sustainable Development in 1990 and was a member of the Italian delegation to the UN Rio summit in 1992. From 1986 to 1991 she has been responsible for the Italian edition of World Watch Magazine, the bimonthly magazine edited by Lester Brown’s Word Watch Institute. Since November 2012 she was nominated President of the the MAXXI Foundation for contemporary arts. Since June 2013, she is member of G8 Social Impact Investment Taskforce.


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