Paola Fava is a biomedical engineer with experience in cooperation and international development.
Since 2006, she has lived and worked in several countries such as Guinea Bissau, Guatemala, Malawi and Madagascar, among others, where she collaborated with NGOs and Aid Agencies, as technology advisor and project manager. During her work experience, she has been focusing particularly on the use of ICT in support of development projects in rural contexts and in several sectors of intervention: from provision of basic healthcare assistance to food security, sustainable energy and disaster preparedness at community, country and regional level. In 2012, she founded Gnucoop Soc. Coop. with a group of IT professionals, with the objective of providing IT solutions particularly to the non profit sector. In 2015, she collaborated with ONG2.0 as a Tutor for the mhealth and M&E modules of the ICT4D course.