Introducing the new In-Country Program Manager - Elisa


My name is Elisa Urbinati and I joined MSABI a few months ago as the In-Country Program Manager. 

I came to Tanzania to climb the Kilimanjaro and travel around. I had been here before, have friends living in the country and was on a career break. MSABI came around unexpectedly – I have got to know the organization through a friend who knew Dale Young, the founder. They were looking for someone for this position and… here I am in Ifakara! 

My background is in Oil and Gas, sector in which I have been working for over 12 years, in different positions and several countries. My last 5 years were in Luanda, Angola, so I have a relevant experience in this continent.

I have a long team and project leading experience, which I hope will benefit MSABI in the course of the coming year.

One of my biggest passions is travelling and I have visited many African countries over the last few years. I love the outdoors so I am looking forward to being able to go camping in the wilderness around the Kilombero river valley as soon as the rain allows!

Elisa in the baobab avenue in Madagascar

Elisa in the baobab avenue in Madagascar