Eng. Daniele Fanciullacci has dedicated the majority of his professional life addressing development issues in developing countries. With an academic background in infrastructural engineering, he started his career in 1970 working on major infrastructural projects in Africa. Since then, he has greatly expanded his areas of interest and expertise, which now includes: water resources planning and management; systems engineering; rural and local development; physical, regional, environmental, economic and social planning; culture-specific development and cultural heritage conservation, governance and human rights.
He has served as top manager of consulting organisations and an advisor of public institutions. He has been a lecturer in various Master courses, developed scientific research papers and theoretical models, and authored articles and books published in both Italian and English, notably including “Uomini o Cose” ( Men or Things), Edizioni Associate, 1992, a philosophical essay that examines the relationship between men and nature, from the angle of western cultural evolution.