Ilaria Martorelli

Head of Program

Sudan and Ethiopia

Ilaria Martorelli is ICTJ’s Head of Program for Sudan and Ethiopia. She has over 21 years of experience in political affairs and analysis, peacebuilding, and transitional justice.

Before joining ICTJ, Ilaria worked for the United Nations Secretariat, both at headquarters and in the field. Most recently, she served on the Horn of Africa Team within the UN Department of Political Affairs in New York. In the field, she served as Political Affairs Officer in the UN Assistance Mission for Iraq, the UN Mission for the Referendum in Western Sahara, and the UN Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Ilaria has also collaborated with the United Nations System Staff College, designing the course on Integrated Analysis for Sustaining Peace Writing Course and offering tutoring on the different analytical methodologies used by the UN to conduct informed, data-driven analysis.

Previously, Ilaria worked for the Peres Center for Peace in Tel Aviv, where she coordinated peacebuilding projects between Israeli and Palestinian municipalities, as well as a capacity-building project in Kabul, Afghanistan. She has also worked with the Leo Savir Foundation for a Mediterranean Vision 2020 in Tel Aviv and on a migration project in Tunisia. 

Ilaria holds a master’s degree in International Relations from the University of Rome and a master’s degree in Preparation for the Diplomatic Career from the Italian Foreign Ministry’s Diplomatic Institute. She has completed several UN training courses on mediation, peacemaking, preventive diplomacy, and joint analysis.