Fulvia Torricelli

Fulvia Torricelli is a Project Assistant within the Business and Security Division at the Geneva Centre for Security Sector Governance (DCAF). She provides conceptual, practical and content support to DCAF’s work related to the Voluntary Principles on Security and Human Rights, specifically to the joint DCAF and ICRC project that aims at developing guidance for extractives companies operating in complex environments.


Fulvia gained her first experiences working in rural development projects in Bolivia (LATINCROP, on genetic biodiversity and crop value chain) and Mozambique (for HELVETAS – Swiss Intercooperation - HSI) and supporting a sustainable land management project in Afghanistan for HSI from the head office. After that, she worked in intercultural and interreligious dialogue among young people and is active in community radios in Switzerland and Morocco to foster political and social participation of vulnerable groups in the society.


Fulvia holds a B.Sc. in Environmental Sciences and a B.A. in Social Sciences from the University of Lausanne. She is currently studying Ethnomusicology, a joint Master degree between the Universities of Geneva, Neuchâtel and the Geneva School of Music, in order to develop alternative strategies to foster ownership of development programs and engage dialogue at local and international level.