Enrico Bonaiuti
Research Team Leader - Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning and CIP-Program Management Officer

Enrico Bonaiuti is the Research Team Leader of the Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning (MEL) Team at ICARDA. He coordinates and leads large multi-country teams, ensuring timely deliverables and effective implementation across operations and service units. 

He has 15+ years of experience as a coordinator and service partner for large, complex international research programs/projects with sustainable development and demand-driven mandates. 

Previously, Enrico served as Program Coordinator for the CGIAR Research Program on Roots, Tubers, Bananas, and Dryland Systems. He was responsible for implementing a MEL framework, defining indicators, conducting evidence-based evaluations at the systems level, and enhancing co-learning among stakeholders. 

He holds a Master’s Degree in Agricultural Sciences from the University of Florence, Italy, and a Master’s Degree in Marketing and Economics from the Bocconi University in Milan, Italy.  

He speaks English, Spanish and Italian.

Enrico Bonaiuti's Publications

Land degradation drivers of anthropogenic sand and dust storms
Journal Article
August 26, 2022

Sand and Dust Storms (SDS) are often considered as a natural phenomenon typical of the remote desert regions. It is becoming clear, however, that human activities also contribute to the increasing global impacts of SDS. The United Nations Convention...

Polly: A Tool for Rapid Data Integration and Analysis in Support of Agricultural Research and Education
Digital Diffusion for Inclusive Agroecosystems
Book Chapter
November 28, 2018

The technological advancements in agriculture have resulted in higher yields but lower ecological efficiency and nutritional value. Little innovations in later sectors such as integrating ecological functions in the production systems have crippled...