Andrea Borgarello Photographer


The Great Green Wall

The Great Green Wall of Africa is a Pan African program supported by a World Bank and GEF's contribution to transform the Sahel into a stable, sustainable, resilient region through improved management of natural resources, land, water, and climate risks. Developed under the TerrAfrica, the program includes Benin, Burkina Faso, Chad, Ethiopia, Ghana, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Nigeria, Senegal, Sudan and Togo.

Photo © Andrea Borgarello / World Bank

Harvesting Nutrition Contest

In 2013, the SecureNutrition Knowlodge Platform (World Bank) aimed to showcase projects around the world and their efforts to bridge the gaps between nutrition and agriculture, and food security. Three outstanding projects were selected as winners.

Shamba Shape Up is an edu-tainment TV program, teaching farmers across East Africa how to improve their farming by using practical demonstrations on real farms by real experts.

The Realigning Agriculture to Improve Nutrition (RAIN) project is a collaborative effort between Concern Worldwide and the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) and aims to develop a sustainable model that combines agriculture, nutrition and health interventions to effectively reduce child and maternal undernutrition among rural poor communities during the critical period from conception until 24 months of age.

N2AFRICA is a large scale, science-based “development-to-research” project focused on putting nitrogen fixation to work for smallholder farmers growing legume crops in Africa.

Photo © Andrea Borgarello / World Bank

(left to right: Shamba Shape Up, RAIN and N2AFRICA )


Social Safety Net in Niger

Promoting Parenting Practices to Foster Early Childhood Development: "Social Safety Net" in Niger (World Bank Program). 
Photo © Andrea Borgarello / World Bank

(à droite la version en français)


Koré Fanmi in Haiti

Family Coaching to Build Resilience in Haiti (World Bank Program)
Photo © Andrea Borgarello / World Bank

Early Childhood Development in Honduras

Community-based nutrition and early childhood stimulation in Honduras, Department of La Paz (World Bank Program).
Photo © Andrea Borgarello / World Bank

(a la derecha la versión en español)


The Contemporary Greek Crisis.

The "Greek Crisis" seen from citizens side (Greece, Athens)
Photo © Andrea Borgarello

Born In Palestine

A documentary about the Palestinian refugees in Lebanon.
Photo © Andrea Borgarello

(a destra la versione in Italiano)



Feeling at Home

by Andrea Borgarello

“Feeling at home” is an ongoing project born 5 years ago. It observes the intimacy of the family around the world trough the simplicity of the house. Up to date, images investigate approximately 30 countries in Africa, East Asia, Middle East and Central and South America. These individuals, who often live in rural areas, have been asked to show their homes and they proudly did it. 

Indigenous Solutions for Global Challenges: a Visual Tale.
by Andrea Borgarello and Cobra Team

Portraits of Transformation

Enhancing Private Sector Development in Africa by African Development Bank

Photo © Andrea Borgarello / African Development Bank

(to see the book click on this link)

The Enhanced Private Sector Assistance for Africa (EPSA) Initiative is an innovative, multi-component, multi-donor partnership conceived in collaboration by the African Development Bank and the Government of Japan in 2005. Since its creation, the EPSA Initiative has mobilized US$ 1 billion from the Government of Japan and US$ 1.3 billion from the African Development Bank to grow the private sector across the continent. This funding has gone to over 70 projects that span everything from large-scale infrastructure, to equity investments in health funds, to capacity building for microfinance institutions. The result of this targeted assistance is not only improved businesses and an improved business environment, but more importantly, improved lives. These pages document the human dimension of EPSA – how a loan, a construction project or training can mean more disposable income, safer communities, better health care services, more children in school. One portrait at a time.

Land for Life
Managing Land Sustainably for Better Livelihoods

Photo © Andrea Borgarello / World Bank

Productive land is one of the world’s most valuable natural assets in banishing extreme poverty and creating shared prosperity. Yet land degradation—which leads to desertification and robs soil fertility—is steadily marching across large tracts of the globe, especially in Africa. This is now one of the most important environment and development issues of our time.
This magazine presents 40 innovative case studies from all over the world, illustrating how we can restore the health of degraded lands. These cases have been selected from the more than 250 applications received for the UNCCD Land for Life Award during 2011-2013, and from the World Bank’s TerrAfrica portfolio. Their diversity and range show us that barriers to scaling up sustainable land and water management are not for lack of ideas and initiatives.