About me


Marco Cochi for more than 15 years print media journalist and researcher with experience in crisis areas, human rights, peace and security issues – mostly in sub-Saharan Africa.

Experienced for long-term research projects at European Centre of Excellence Altiero Spinelli – Jean Monnet Chair (University Roma Tre), The Military Centre for Strategic Studies (CeMiSS), Extra-European Studies Association (Lucca), Centre for Studies on International Politics (Tetovo), The Office Studies of Rome Municipality, Africa Research and Development Forum (Ardf).

Scientific Advisory Board’s of Africana, scientific journal consulted by Index Islamicus of Cambridge University Library, that from 1906 ranks the international bibliography of publications in European languages on all aspects of Islam and the Islamic world. Scientific Advisory Board’s of Metodo, international politics magazine classified as scientific journal [Area 14 – Political and Social Sciences] by Anvur (The Italian National Agency for the Evaluation of University and Research). Scientific Advisory Board’s of Nodo di Gordio, Italian think tank for geopolitical and strategic issues .

University-Level teaching in various lectures and training, seminars, master and postgraduate courses at Link Campus University, Lumsa, Luspio, Unicusano, University Roma Tre.

Currently, coordinator for Master’s Degree in “Cooperation, trade and investments in Africa – African Studies” at Link Campus University of Rome.

Many years of experience in the area of development cooperation, where I coordinated projects of intercultural education and international solidarity. I led delegations to visit the Palestinian refugee camps in Lebanon and some African countries.

I write for various Italian and English Geopolitics Magazine and I published many Africa-related-topics essays in international specialist journals. I got the International Literary Award “Archè – Anguillara Sabazia Città d’Arte 2007”,  with the book “L’ultimo Mondo – L’Africa fra guerre tribali e saccheggio energetico” (Edizioni Kappa).

I graduated summa cum laude in Modern Literature, Major in Philosophy and Politics. I have a second level University Master Degree in International Security Studies and a Bi-annual Postgraduate Specialisation in Non-profit Economy and Development Cooperation.

You can contact me by email to afrofocusblog@gmail.com

If you want you can follow me on twitter at @afrofocus

My c.v. and the list of my scholarly pubblications is availabe on linkedin.com/in/marco-cochi



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