The Planning and Development Unit is a social enterprise specialized in the community development of the most vulnerable parts of the population. The company counts on the collaboration of experts in different sectors of international cooperation and development residing in different nations of Europe and Latin America, committed to guarantee a fair and equitable development for the most affected and vulnerable communities of Colombia.


Matteo Bellinzas



MSc in Planning and Development at UCL London, he worked at CRENoS and Cagliari University from 2004 to 2011 as a hired researcher and project manager, and privately as a development expert. Experience in project management of R & D and innovation in transportation with Centralabs (2009-2011). Experience in teaching Planning and Development at international level. Experience in international research projects, as well as in regional and urban planning. Experience in monitoring and evaluation of projects and management of stakeholders, especially for cooperation and development actions. Experience in development actions in postconflict contexts in Africa and Latin America.

Director of the activities of the UPD, he is in charge of the international networks and the elaboration and implementation of the projects.

Lisa Presciani


Bachelor in Statistics and Cooperation, Development and Human Rights at the University of Bologna (Italy). Specialized in Peace and Human Rights, experience with victims of conflict in Colombia and management of stakeholders with different Colombian communities. Coordinates the UPD projects where she is in charge of training activities and internships; Experience in project monitoring and evaluation, training activities and field work. Experience with actions involving displaced persons and marginalized people in conflict regions in Colombia.


Our aim is to provide help and support in the territories where our competences are decisive to solve problems in 4 specific topics:



Indigenous Affairs
Peace and Human Rights
Sustainable Development