Cinzia Cimmino

Programme manager (partnerships), Climate Change research group

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Telephone: +44 (0)20 3463 7399
Languages: English, Italian, Spanish, French

Cinzia is a programme and grant manager with more than 15 years’ experience of working in the development sector on large-scale programmes and with experience of working in Africa, East and South Asia, and South America.


Project management of multi-year, multi-currency international projects, strategic financial planning of programme work, mentoring and managing to build confidence and skills, and partnership management for collaboration across stakeholders.

Before IIED

Before moving to IIED's partnerships team in the Climate Change research group, Cinzia was a programme manager in IIED’s inclusive green economy team.

Before joining IIED, Cinzia developed and managed the financial administration of ClientEarth’s multi-million grants portfolio; led on the financial management of the budget strengthening initiative project (BSI) at the Overseas Development Institute, and was finance officer at Peace Brigades International’s secretariat in London.


  • MSc global politics at Birkbeck University, University of London
  • BSc development economics, SOAS.

Current work

Cinzia manages the operational delivery of the strengthening local to global partnerships team’s portfolio of work, focusing on project and financial management, team management and human resources, business development and partnership management.

She also provides management oversight and expertise to the team and projects, ensuring the successful delivery of activities and the smooth functioning of systems. Directly manages large or complex projects and acts as deputy for team leader. She’s also a member of the Gender Equality Champions Network.