Insuco brings together more than 120 permanent employees, distributed in our 12 offices around the world, and relies on a solid network of nearly 250 contractors with specific expertise.
To meet the needs of our customers, we put together for each project separate teams that combine knowledge of the geographical area, ease in the field and mastery of the topic. Our teams are made up of national and international experts renowned in their field and able to provide adapted answers to the specific issues of each project.
Insuco’s business fields are exciting and demanding, and so are our employees.
- General Management
- Country Management
- Technical Management
- Administrative and Financial Management
- Project Managers
Dr Pascal Rey
Agro-economist and holder of a Doctorate in Development Geography, Pascal has over 15 years’ experience in Africa, Asia and South America, gathered working in community development and development research programmes with the French National Scientific Research Centre (CNRS), the World Bank, the French Development Agency (AFD), international NGOs and mining companies. Pascal combines both field expertise and an up-to-date knowledge of leading issues in the development sector. His work is regularly published in scientific journals and reviews, in particular on issues related to land rights, natural resource management, decision-making processes and participatory approaches.
Agronomist with a specialization in rural economics, Raphaël has been for more 30 years the Administrative and Financial Director of an international NGO working in Africa, Asia and Latin America. He therefore has a solid professional experience in finance, and a strong knowledge of various national contexts and of development support, mostly in the agricultural sector. He mainly gained such experience in contact with rural populations of the South, in the framework of development projects aiming at lifting out of poverty agricultural producers and their families. Raphaël’s experience and knowledge concerns the reality of the socio-economy of small-scale farmers in the South, as well as the administrative, budgetary and financial management of projects through rigorous compliance with international donors’ norms and procedures.
Dr Peter Hochet
Specialising in West Africa (Benin, Burkina Faso, Guinea, Mali, Niger and Senegal) where he has lived for more than 10 years, Peter’s research and expertise lies in the field of land governance (public policy, rural land tenure, pastoralism, conservation, mining) and the political system of local authorities, decentralisation and the State (decision-making, application of legislation, use of public services). His work on these topics is published regularly in international academic reviews. In the mining sector he focuses on baseline studies and compensation and resettlement processes.
Agro-economist and geographer, Guillén has worked for many international organisations (UNESCO, Bioversity International, the World Bank etc.) setting up development projects and managing inter-governmental platforms, as well as looking at the interface between scientific research and political decision-making. For the past 10 years he has specialised in corporate territorial responsibility for companies in South America and Africa. He is also involved in designing and implementing international initiatives and south-south cooperation projects to promote bio-cultural heritage.
Holder of a Master’s Degree in Business Law from the University of Maine (France) and a Master’s Degree in Public Law from the University of Sonfonia in Conakry, Ousmane acquired a solid legal and administrative experience within Campus France (a service of the French embassy) and within a large French wealth management and advisory group in Paris (Primonial). His knowledge of business law in an international context, in particular as regards labour law, insurance law, company law, obligation law, etc. are key assets that enable him to supervise our human resources activities and to assume his responsibilities as human resources and legal department director.
Margot is an engineer specialised in international agro-development and land use planning. Before joining Insuco Guinea, she worked for several NGOs and programmes in Africa, Asia and the Caribbean region. She managed and coordinated projects focusing on agricultural development, water and sanitation, as well as access to education, at both technical and organisational levels. In particular, Margot implemented baseline studies and technical studies in Haiti and Laos, and contributed to agricultural research programmes in Vietnam and Thailand.
Hélène holds a Research Master’s Degree in Socio-anthropology, realised between France and Burkina Faso, as well as a Professional Master’s Degree in Local Development. She is of French nationality but obtained Burkinabe nationality as well in 2010. She has worked for various entities in Burkina Faso, such as the Citizenship Laboratory, UNDP, and the French NGO “Entrepreneurs du Monde”, in which she was Country Manager for almost 6 years. These experiences allowed her to carry out different projects and researches, in particular in the field, focusing on decentralisation, citizenship, entrepreneurship, professional insertion, energy and microfinance, among others. She has developed strong abilities in project management, human resource management, planning, financial projection and budget management.
With a background in water engineering and oceanography, Adrian has worked for several research institutes and NGOs, mostly in Latin America and Madagascar. During these past 10 years, he has developed a strong expertise at the crossroad between marine resources management, science, conservation and advocacy for communities’ social rights. Promoting holistic approaches of sustainable development, he thus contributed to strengthen innovative models of resources management by empowering local communities. Adrian accumulated many years of experience managing projects and large teams with multi-disciplinary backgrounds, and also brings his valuable field experience, working closely with local communities. At Insuco Madagascar, he is accountable for making sure that the costs-benefits equation of social investments in development projects make sense for all stakeholders, for long term solutions.
Expert in project coordination, Anaïs has been working and living in Gabon for more than 8 years. Before taking over the management of Insuco Gabon, she has worked as a coordinator and technical advisor for humanitarian and development programs, particularly in the areas of public health (HIV) and support to civil society. She has also worked on the development and implementation of community programs and Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) projects for international organizations and local economic actors. Thanks to her experience with the Department of Cooperation and Cultural Action of the French Embassy in Gabon, she has acquired a solid knowledge of the context, as well as challenges, actors and partners in the country and in Central Africa.
Maxime holds a master's degree in "European Marketing and Management", with a major in Finance, from IDRAC Lyon. His 9 years of professional experience in various sectors such as fashion, finance and logistics allowed him to develop strong abilities for the implementation of projects, team management and business development. During 30 years spent in Africa, he has been able to carry out very different large-scale projects like, for instance, the construction and operation of a water treatment plant, securing a marine protected area or conducting a global study on plastic recycling process. Maxime, currently Country Director of Insuco Djibouti, has an excellent knowledge of the country and its region.
With a Master’s Degree in Rural Development and Cooperation and a University Diploma in Regional Development and CSR Management, Patricio has over 10 years of professional experience in community relations and territorial development in Europe, Africa and South America, in the areas of public policies, international cooperation and the extractive industry. In recent years he has coordinated programmes for various large mining companies in Latin America, in particular stakeholder engagement activities and the elaboration of Social Impact Assessments (SIA).
With a Master’s Degree in Management and Practice of Development and two undergraduate degrees, one in Government and International Affairs, and one in Business Management, Julie is an expert in International Cooperation for Development. She has over 10 years of professional experience in developing, monitoring and evaluating development projects regarding operational, financial and administrative aspects. She has carried out consulting activities for the International Labour Organisation (ILO) and the Organisation of American States focusing on the institutional architecture for guaranteeing ethnic communities’ rights, community relationship with the private sector and socio-environmental conflicts in the mining and energy sectors. She participated in various ILO and World Bank events as a panellist in Peru, Honduras and Guatemala on these topics.
Diana is economist, a graduate from the University of Manchester (MBA) with a specialization in behavioral economics and business strategy. She has more than ten years of professional experience in the design and management of sustainable development projects in sectors such as infrastructure and construction, fishing, transport, mining and telecommunications, for public and private organizations. As a consultant, Diana has led and coordinated the implementation of strategies on sustainability, strengthening value chains, evaluating impacts as well as strengthening relationships and participation of interest groups.
Dickel holds a master's degree in international urban development policies. Before joining Insuco Guinea, she spent nearly four years at the French Development Agency (AFD) as a Project Manager in France, Jordan and Uzbekistan. She has thus acquired skills in project engineering, through missions of identification and operational monitoring, strategic thinking and reporting on a variety of urban and governance issues. As part of a consultancy mission for the ICLEI network, she also accompanied two West African cities in their transition towards sustainable planning, through the preparation of diagnostics and trainings on vulnerability and risk assessments with regard to climate change. Dickel is a four-language speaker (French, English, Spanish and Portuguese).
Magali holds a Master's degree in development policy in Africa and the South, and began her professional career in Senegal with several associations in the field of capacity building of vulnerable people, particularly young people and women. She then integrated the Franco-Burkinabe bilateral cooperation and worked on projects to support the civil society, the youth, and on gender issues. More particularly, she coordinated a multi-stakeholder development network in Burkina Faso and implemented the support fund for Burkinabe civil society, which has made possible to finance projects on socio-professional integration, social action and environmental protection. She has thus developed strong project management skills and a good expertise on several subjects such as gender, professional integration and the environment.
Suzanne holds a degree in urban governance and a specialization in communication and programme coordination. Before joining the Insuco Gabon office, she worked for several organisations and programmes in Africa, Asia, and the Caribbean, and to a lesser extent in Latin America. She has managed and coordinated sustainable urban development and urban planning projects. She has been involved in both technical and organisational aspects. Suzanne has also worked in communication in Gabon and in the financing of regional cooperation programmes in different fields (health, biodiversity, education, natural risk management, etc.) in the Caribbean basin.
Margaux is an engineer specialised in agro-development, project management and financing. She has several years of experience in the support to producer organisations, particularly regarding the fields of certified agriculture and contractualisation. She implemented diagnostic studies combining agronomy, economy and social sciences, which allowed her to analyse the rural activity systems of producers on the East Coast of Madagascar, and support them in structuring cooperatives to develop village plantations. Through these experiences, she could interact with a wide range of actors, such as public institutions, institutional bodies, research organisms, private companies, consulting firms and funders.
Alice holds a Bachelor's degree in History and Geography and a Master's degree in Risk Management in Southern countries. She has specialized in Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) in the Caribbean region with experiences in Trinidad and Tobago and Haiti. She has also developed over the years a strong interest in the monitoring-evaluation processes of international cooperation/development projects. She joined Insuco's permanent teams at the end of 2018 to coordinate the implementation/monitoring activities of the Resettlement Action Plans on National Road No. 1, under the technical support contract to the Ministry of Public Works, Transport and Communications. Since May 2020, she has held the position of Technical Director of Insuco Haiti.
Sociologist specialized in the management of Biocultural Heritage. Jeanette holds a Master's degree in Agricultural Heritage Systems from the University of Florence and a Master's degree in Cultural Heritage Management from the University of Barcelona. She has experience in designing, implementing, and evaluating initiatives for the valorization and safeguarding of Biocultural Heritage under a sustainable territorial development approach. She has been a UNESCO project coordinator, providing technical support to the Peruvian State and civil society in conventions, treaties, agreements, and international agendas. Jeanette has also served as coordinator of the Action Plan for the Dynamic Conservation of the GIAHS Site Andean Agriculture at FAO. Also, she has been a consultant for different ministries in Peru, assisting in implementing the territorial development with cultural identity approach in rural policies and programs.
With a master's degree in development management and practices from Los Andes University, Colombia, as well as a bachelor's degree in zootechnics from the Colombian National University, Adriana is an expert for the design, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of development projects, particularly in the context of community-based organisations’ strengthening, collaborating with the public and international cooperation sectors. She has more than 7 years of professional experience in project coordination, focusing on territorial development projects and also working with Afro-descendant and indigenous communities of the Pacific coast of Colombia. More recently, her experience allowed her to support the implementation of the USAID programme “Colombia Transforma”, aiming at strengthening the capacities of the Colombian government and civil society organisations as well as promoting collaboration between different private, public and civil society stakeholders in order to allow for a better planning and faster implementation of the colombian Peace Agreement and to foster territorial development.
Diana holds a Master’s Degree in Urban Management from the Technical University of Berlin, Germany, as well as a Bachelor’s Degree from the PUCP (Pontifica Universidad Católica del Perú). She has worked for more than 7 years in the private and public sector, on issues of territorial planning and sustainable development and project management - both qualitative and quantitative and territorial, where she has coordinated stakeholders from the government, private sector and civil society. On the other hand, Diana has experience as a researcher on urban issues and territorial management at national and international level, having published articles on urban challenges in Peru. She also has solid experience in evaluation and monitoring of social projects.
Sociologist, specialized in territorial analysis and management, Ricardo has more than 10 years of professional experience in the Ecuadorian public sector (Ministry of Environment, Ministry of Hydrocarbons, as well as Ministry of Energy and Non-Renewable Natural Resources). During his career, he has integrated multidisciplinary teams in which he has participated in the elaboration of public policies and, in addition, he has developed methodologies to foster dialogue between different actors in order to prevent conflicts and improve community management and social responsibility of the projects of companies exploiting non-renewable resources (mining, gas and oil) of different territories across Ecuador.
Débora holds a master’s degree in quality, safety and environmental management (QSEM). Working with the Burkina Faso National Office of Environmental Assessments allowed her to strengthen her knowledge and understanding of control and validation processes in the context of environmental impact studies, in particular through her participation in various control missions, validation sessions, etc. Débora is currently in charge of supporting the Insuco General Manager for Africa on various technical subjects such as insuring compliance with environmental and social standards of international donors (World Bank, International Finance Corporation, African Development Bank, etc.) and producing frameworks corresponding to these norms in order to guide the elaboration of our reports.
Romain holds a Master’s Degree in Geography with a specialisation in Globalisation and Development. He has specialised in cartography, spatial analysis and implementation of Geographic Information Systems (GIS). For more than 6 years, he has been organising field surveys and providing cartographic support on the African continent for development projects or in consulting firms. He is now involved in various projects, and particularly Resettlement Action Plans (RAP), in which he manages the design of GIS, the supervision of asset inventory campaigns, socio-economic surveys and the production of communication materials.
After graduating from a business school, Cristine worked for a dozen years as an administrative and financial manager in companies covering the fields of public works and the management of green spaces and forests in various countries in Central Africa. She then spent 20 years in charge of the administrative and financial management of a notary's office in the south-west of France, and participated in the merger of several offices and the setting up of a holding company.
Saïdou holds a Master's Degree in Finance, Accounting and Audit, as well as a Master's Degree in Economics, Business Management and Organisation from the University of Ouagadougou. Before joining Insuco, Saïdou worked for 2 years in the mining exploration company South Shore Group, as Administrative and Financial Officer. He also worked for FIDEXCO SA as an auditor and participated in Rimbé Mathias BAMOGO company (CEC-RMB), as Head of Mission, in audit and statutory audit missions for mining companies, mobile phone companies and on development projects.
Francis Silakooul Ehemba
Francis holds a Master's Degree in Geography specialised in Emerging and Developing Countries from Paris 1 Panthéon Sorbonne University, and is pursuing a Master's Degree in Geomatics and Resource Management from N'Gaoundéré University in Cameroon, in collaboration with the Francophone University Agency (AUF). His 5-year professional experience and university studies allowed him to develop proven skills in digital and participatory mapping, Geographic Information System (GIS) management, spatial analysis, remote sensing and UAV piloting (high resolution aerial image acquisition). He has worked in public and private organisations such as the ANSD (National Agency for Statistics and Demography) in Senegal, the Dakar Development Schools, and the NGO GRDR (Research and Implementation Group for Rural Development) in Mauritania.
Holder of Accounting diplomas (Master’s Degree in Accounting, Finances, Economic and Social Administration) from the Social Sciences University of Toulouse, France, Zakia has a 3-year experience in accounting firms, including 1 year in the international company DTT Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu. She has also accumulated a significant experience during 10 years in different companies as Accounting Manager, in various sectors such as the agri-food sector (SIGALLI) or the supply of water and electricity (SITEC BTP), and as Financial Manager in the civil engineering sector (TRIANON-BTP).
Rachide holds a bachelor's degree in information systems engineering. He is an expert in the development of desktop, web and mobile applications. He has more than 3 years of professional experience in IT maintenance, analysis, design and development of applications, training and technical assistance. At Insuco, Rachide is in charge of the follow-up, maintenance and evolution of the IT equipment and tools, as well as the support for the development and coding of applications.
Nagwa Ahmed Kaireh
Nagwa holds a Bachelor’s Degree in banking, finance and insurance from the University of Djibouti and is pursuing a Master's Degree in administrative and financial management at the University of Franche Comté, France. Before joining Insuco Djibouti, Nagwa worked for more than 4 years as Head of the Credit section in a microfinance institution. She also worked for private and public companies, where she could develop skills regarding budget and financial management, administration, commercial relations and human resource management.
Holder of a Master's degree in Financial and Accounting Management from the National School of Commerce and Management of Tangier in Morocco, Boubacar BALDE is a former accounting and financial auditor who started his career at the Auditas Group of Casablanca before joining one of the Big Four auditing firms, Ernst & Young Guinea, where he successively held the positions of Senior, Assistant Manager and Manager of the audit department. After nearly ten (10) years of experience in accounting and financial auditing of large companies and NGOs operating in Guinea and in the sub-region in the mining, energy, petroleum, agribusiness, banking and insurance sectors, Boubacar now holds the position of Administrative and Financial Officer of the Insuco company in Guinea.
Hobisoa holds a Master’s Degree in Corporate Finance and Governance from the University of Antananarivo in Madagascar. She has over 4 years of experience in accounting and finance. She worked as an accounting and financial consultant in an audit and chartered accounting firm, where she was able to develop and strengthen her expertise in the field of auditing and taxation. She also held a position in the accounting and financial department of a group of companies specialised in data processing before joining Insuco.
Holder of a Bachelor’s Degree in business administration, Rosilia has worked for various NGOs in Haiti within administrative and operational support departments. She also managed operational programmes as operational base manager in the municipality of Les Anglais, following hurricane Matthew. She could work among others for Doctors of the World, different Oxfam affiliates, URD group, and Save the Children. In particular, she actively participated in the animation and formalisation of the results of numerous strategic workshops in the context of “One Oxfam” strategy implementation in Haiti.
Leidy holds a diploma in Accounting and Finances, and she counts with more than 4 years of professional experience on these topics. Nowadays, she participates in the administrative, logistics and financial management of the offices and projects of Insuco in Colombia.
Mayra holds two degrees, one in accounting and the other in auditing and international business. Prior to joining Insuco Ecuador, she has worked with various companies, which allowed her to strengthen her knowledge and expertise in the mining, manufacturing, and auditing services sectors. Throughout her different experiences, Mayra has developed projects for the implementation of procedures and standards in several areas, particularly in the areas of accounting and internal and external auditing.
Génesis has a degree in accounting and auditing from the National University Pedro Henríquez Ureña, in the Dominican Republic. She has more than 6 years of experience in terms of administrative and financial coordination in the public and private sector in the Dominican Republic and has been in charge of management and financial reporting of a subsidiary with international headquarters. Since June 2021, she has been working for Insuco in the Dominican Republic, as Administrative and Financial Officer.
Angie Bayona Zuluaga
Angie holds a degree from the Military University of Nueva Granada, Colombia, specialised in international relations, with a special focus on project management. She has more than 6 years of experience in administrative and financial project management in Latin America, principally in Colombia, Ecuador and Peru. In particular, her experiences allowed her to manage budget follow-up and control, contractualisation and relations with providers and contract workers, payment processes, as well as financial reporting.
Davinia is an Industrial Engineer, specialist in Occupational Health from the Pontificia Universidad Javeriana in Colombia. She has more than 8 years of experience in the areas of auditing and internal control in private companies, in the design, implementation and evaluation of Occupational Health and Safety Systems as well as Quality Systems. Additionally, she has been trained as an internal HSEQ auditor.
Mohamed is a graduate in business law from General Lansana Conte University of Sonfonia-Conakry. He has many years of experience as a surveyor and consultant in charge of the coordination and supervision of teams for the implementation of socioeconomic surveys. Mohamed has also acquired solid legal experience, working for the legal services of several ministerial departments of Guinea and in law firms. Through these experiences, he was able to develop analytical and drafting skills that allowed him to join Insuco Legal and HR department, as a Legal and HR Officer.
Alpha Oumar Thianghé Diallo
Graduated in English Language from Labé University, Oumar has been working as an administrative and financial assistant, and as a senior logistician, since 2013. He has worked for major construction companies such as Batipro, a Rio Tinto subcontractor, as well as international NGOs such as the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) and Plan International Guinea. Oumar has thus acquired a very good knowledge of all Guinean regions and of several African countries, and has developed a high level of rigour and organisational skills in logistics, administration and finance.
With a background in languages and different professional trainings, Hanitra has accumulated more than 10 years of experience in various administrative and logistics positions in different sectors, before joining Insuco as a Logistics and HSE Officer. Specialised in logistical coordination, administration, customer relations and supply management, she exercises versatile functions within Madagascar office.
Bronké holds a Bachelor's Degree in Education from the Higher Institute of Education Sciences of Guinea (ISSEG) and a Master's Degree in Resource Management from the Sherbrooke Institute of Guinea. Prior to joining Insuco Guinea as the Administrative and Support Coordinator in the Human Resources Department, she began her professional career in Guinea by conducting various quantitative and qualitative surveys, in the framework of numerous studies implemented by Insuco (Resettlement Action Plans, Environmental and Social Impact Studies), during 6 years. She also worked as a science teacher in public-private institutions in Conakry. These experiences as an investigator and teacher have allowed her to develop many skills: autonomy, responsibility and versatility.
Azara holds an MBA in project management from the African Institute of Management as well as a Bachelor’s degree in business communication and marketing from the ISPP of Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso. Before joining the Insuco Burkina Faso team in September 2019, as our commercial and administrative assistant, Azara worked for various institutions (consulting firms, international organizations, etc.) in Burkina Faso, where she acquired more than 20 years of professional experience.
Mohamed Mouctar Sylla
Mohamed holds a professional degree in mining economics and is currently completing a master's degree in auditing and management control. He has strong experience as an accounting assistant. He is also a trainer in accounting and management.
Agroeconomist and halieutics specialist, Frédéric has over 15 years of experience, in the fields of sustainable management of natural resources, environmental and social assessments, environmental and social management plans, and socio-economic studies. He has worked as a programme and project manager, and as an external expert, for both national and international NGOs, governments, consulting firms, and United Nations organisations, focusing on the sustainable management of natural resources, governance and participatory management methods of protected areas, as well as on the impact assessment of extractive industries and the related social and environmental management plans. He has extensive experience in several African countries, such as Sao Tome and Principe, Gabon, Burundi, Guinea Bissau, Djibouti, Guinea, Democratic Republic of the Congo and Mozambique. His experience in the fields of natural resource and fishery management across the African continent made him an expert for studies related to the management of coastal areas, participatory management of natural resources and environmental protection in Africa. He also elaborated various social baseline studies, environmental and social impact assessments, environmental and social management plans, and inventories for resettlement action plans in the context of mining and hydroelectric projects in Africa. He is fluent in French, Portuguese, English and can easily work in Spanish and Bissau Guinean Creole.
Dr David Leyle
PhD in development geography, specialised in the assessment and management of environmental and social risks, including involuntary resettlement of populations, and in the design and management of socio-economic observatories, David is a recognised expert in social and societal engineering, particularly regarding the extractive sector. Over the past 20 years, he has participated in the development of information and evaluation systems for the CNRS (French National Institute for Scientific Research), various NGOs, mining companies, consulting firms and for the French Development Agency (AFD). Mainly in Africa, but also in the Maghreb, the Middle East and in Asia, he has developed deep experience regarding the management of intercultural and multi-partner projects, such as socio-economic baseline studies, environmental and social impact assessments, and social and land management plan implementation. He has published in international scientific journals and regularly communicates about his research in international conferences. In particular, he coordinated in 2012 the Atlas of Voluntary and Solidarity Commitments at international level.
Dr Luca Pollarolo
Luca is a natural science graduate and has a PhD in Anthropology (University of Florence). He has 16 years of research experience, which he gained working with universities in Italy, South Africa and Switzerland. An expert in archaeology, he has conducted surveys and excavations in Africa (South Africa, Guinea, Mali, Senegal, Tanzania), the Middle East (Southern Jordan desert) and Italy, studying prehistoric, proto-historic and historical sites and rock art (paintings and engravings). He has led several digs and international field studies in South Africa, where he also taught prehistory and human evolution for 2 years as Honorary Researcher at Wits University, collaborating on the study of finds from the most prominent sites. He is a member of the APA team (Laboratoire Archéologie et Peuplement de l'Afrique) at the University of Genève, where he is currently working as a research associate. The findings from his work are regularly published in international scientific journals.
Dr Marie Mazalto
With a Doctorate in Sociology (UQAM-Montreal/CIRAD-France), Marie specialises in mining governance issues in African countries. She has 10 years’ experience in the research sector (UQAM, McGill and CRDI Canada, CIRAD France) and has been published in various scientific publications and reviews. She has also worked as a consultant with various development organisations, international NGOs and consulting firms as well as mining companies. In her 12 years’ experience in Africa and Latin America, Marie has acquired an in-depth understanding of field work, particularly through supervising baseline social studies and social impact assessments in the mining sector.
Dr Facely Condé
A doctor specialising in public health, Facély has worked on statistical studies for many international mining companies and international donors in West Africa. He has extensive experience in health-related studies and is particularly familiar with census protocols in both urban and rural contexts. Facély has also supervised studies on cultural heritage, particularly regarding traditional healing practices.
Luigi Arnaldi di Balme
An Africa-focused anthropologist (IHEID) and Research Director at Laboratoire Citoyennetés (Ouagadougou), Luigi specialises in land tenure issues particularly as regards land access, natural resource management, conservation and mining. Based in Ouagadougou, he has spent 12 years working in Burkina Faso, Senegal, Chad and Guinea, where he has examined both compensation and resettlement action strategies and processes for mining groups, as well as traditional gold mining issues.
Dr Mathieu Fribault
Mathieu is a social anthropologist and ethnologist, specialised initially in techniques (material culture), innovation processes, as well as representations and practices of nature (symbolic ecology). Within this area of study, his approach combines network anthropology and pragmatic sociology, applied to society socio-technical evolutions. His experiences have allowed him to develop strong competencies in transcultural mediation, focusing on different topics: awareness programmes and health, heritage processes, social crisis and conflicts. He has worked for over 15 years in West Africa (particularly in Guinea where he is familiar with the local language, Susu) and in Southern Africa, where he has been involved in different research and consulting programmes, in particular regarding the study of religious and ritual institutions, collective imaginaries between tradition and modernity, history, as well as social and territorial policies (combining land tenure understanding and a symbolic approach of the territory). He has developed his expertise around the uses of anthropology and ethnology in practical contexts. His sound field experience in interdisciplinary contexts, combined with his wide bibliographical knowledge, have enabled him to forge links between many disciplines and approaches involved in Insuco core business.
An agro-economist with sound experience in project management and in quantitative studies, Dan has worked in particular on West African mining projects, gas projects in South-East Asia and in environmental research projects in the Pacific. He specialises in socio-economic and agricultural baseline studies, market research, sector studies and in the implementation and monitoring of rural development projects.
Silvia is an Economist with a Master’s Degree from Los Andes University in Colombia. She has a strong experience in social research and rural development, as well as in information management systems for the monitoring of rural development and poverty relief projects. In particular, she is an expert for the collection and organisation of information, design of indicators and knowledge management systems. Her main research topics focus on poverty measurement, which includes monetary and multidimensional approaches, rural development and public policies. She has worked in various public and private entities, such as the Research Unity of the Republic Bank, the National Administrative Department for Statistics (DANE), and the National Land Agency in Colombia, as well as for some international cooperation organisations, such as the UNDP, the World Bank and UNICEF. She wrote several articles focusing on rural associativity, rural demography, rural labour market, multidimensional poverty and land management in Colombia.
Agronomist with a specialisation in rural development, Mathilde has worked more than 15 years with international development actors, such as the UNDP, IDB and AFD. She is an expert for the design, implementation and monitoring-evaluation of development projects and programmes, more specifically in the sectors of rural development, food security, access to drinking water and sanitation, gender equality and education. She has developed a solid experience in Africa, Latin America and Europe, focusing on participative and entertaining methods. In the context of her collaboration with Insuco, Mathilde has been mobilised as an expert for the design, implementation support and monitoring-evaluation of different Resettlement Action Plans (RAP) and Livelihood Restoration Plans (LRP), and for the elaboration of Environmental and Social Impact Assessments (ESIA) in various countries of Africa and Latin America.
Agronomist, Pascal is a graduate from the National Engineering University for Agricultural Works of Bordeaux, France. He has more than 25 years of experience regarding rural development in Africa, and has worked in various countries in West Africa, Central Africa, and more recently in Madagascar as Project Director for different projects financed by the European Union, the French Development Agency and the World Bank. His experience allowed him to manage various aspects related to development issues and to support a large range of actors: he has worked during several years in Fouta Djalon area in Guinea, focusing on the topics of agroforestry and fruit farming, as well as in Mali, Guinea, and the Democratic Republic of Congo regarding the issues associated with institutional strengthening and producers’ structuring. He has also been in charge of setting-up and operationalising, in the South part of Madagascar, a regional fund for agricultural development aiming at financing services for the farmers.
Julien Gasser Morlay
Julien is an engineer specialised in international agro-development and socioeconomics. Before joining Insuco Madagascar, he worked for several NGOs and private companies in Africa (Senegal, Rwanda, Madagascar, Benin) as well as in the Caribbean and Latin American region (Colombia). He joined Insuco in 2018 as monitoring and evaluation officer for the CASEF Project (Project for Agricultural Growth and Land Security), funded by the World Bank and implemented in the East Coast of Madagascar. Amongst others tasks, he was involved in the baseline design of the project. Since 2020, Julien has widened his scope of work to include other Insuco offices, assisting with surveys programming, data analysis and the elaboration of monitoring and evaluation systems.
Anne is an environmental jurist, and holds a master’s degree in environmental public policies and strategies from AgroParis Tech, which allowed her to strengthen her project management skills. Anne started her professional career as a project manager within two French financial development institutions. At the Caisse des Dépôts et Consignations, she elaborated and implemented an environmental and social policy on real estate investments intended to enhance sustainable investing and, at the French Development Agency she developed a biodiversity accountability tool for agricultural investments. Before joining Insuco in Guinea, Anne was responsible of legal and corporate social responsibility aspects within a start-up specialized in eco-friendly technologies in the automotive industry.
Fanny has an academic as well as professional background in environmental sciences, and is trained in climate issues and urban governance. Following a double master’s degree at Sciences Po Grenoble and the Grenoble Polytechnic Institute, she specialized in sustainable development, environment, and climate. She then completed a second master’s degree at Sciences Po Paris, Governing the Large Metropolis, which allowed her to acquire expertise in urban development issues in developing countries and in particular in access to basic services for all (water, sanitation, waste management, transportation, energy). Her experience as a consultant, combined with her technical knowledge perfected at Veolia, and her field experience as an Infrastructure Project Manager for the French Development Agency (in Indonesia and Bangladesh) have made her a professional capable of tackling technical, financial and social aspects of a project, with an excellent understanding of the world of donors.
Christophe is an engineer in international agro-development. After graduating and several internships abroad in the agricultural and agri-food sector (Bulgaria, Benin, Morocco), he started his career at the Regional Chamber of Agriculture of Brittany as an Agrobusiness Counsellor. In this position, he supported future farmers in their projects, both on technical-economic and administrative aspects. Wishing to go back to international questions and issues, Christophe then worked for the French Embassy in Mongolia as an Agricultural Attaché; in this framework, he strengthened his knowledge on different topics, such as livestock, geographical indications, or microfinance through the implementation of several cooperation projects between the two countries. He has now joined the Insuco Guinea team as a Project Manager.
Jean-Marie Fodé Touré
Jean-Marie holds a double degree in Management and Corporate Social Responsibility. He continued his studies with a doctoral thesis in geography and spatial planning. He worked on the implementation of agricultural contracts in the rice industry in Senegal. He also studied the development of irrigation in West Africa, and its articulation with dynamics in agricultural sectors and/or other traditional activities in African rural territories (pastoralism, rain-fed agriculture, recession agriculture).
Before joining Insuco, he participated in several research projects on the development of agricultural sectors in Senegal, as a data analyst, but also to provide support on the development of methodological protocols and on the writing of reports, literature reviews and synthesis notes.
Paloma is an engineer specialised in agro-development, project management and financing. Before joining Insuco Burkina Faso, she worked for various organizations in the Caribbean region and Central Africa. Not only did she managed and coordinated projects in the field of Agriculture & REDD+, Hygiene, Sanitation and Water, but she had also been involved in the realization of studies. In particular, Paloma implemented an Environmental and Social Impact Assessment in Gabon and she took part in studies on the Central African forest sector. She worked on both technical and organisational levels. Throughout her experiences she had to interact with a wide range of actors, such as NGO, funders, consulting firms, state actors and research organisms. Paloma is now Project Officer in the Insuco Burkina Faso office.
Yasmine holds a bachelor’s degree in political science and a master's degree in urban planning and territorial development with a specialization in housing related issues. With a professional experience mainly acquired working with NGOs in Madagascar, she has a very good understanding of territorial dynamics and local urban issues. Familiar with the different forms of urban vulnerability, Yasmine has a good knowledge of the realities experienced in the precarious neighborhoods of the Malagasy capital and the difficulties encountered by the inhabitants in accessing housing and securing land.
After obtaining a Bachelor's degree in Applied Mathematics from the University of Antananarivo, Sanda pursued his graduate studies in MISA (Mathematical Computer Science and Applied Statistics). With two years of experience as a data analyst, he has acquired a solid foundation and knowledge in setting up a robust, efficient and flexible system to better extract and deliver the required information from various data sources. On the other hand, deconstructing the available data through probabilistic, statistical and algorithmic methods in order to model the problem raised is his driving force in the professional world. At Insuco, he is responsible for setting up a system to efficiently analyze the data collected from socio-economic surveys and to work in collaboration with the other analysts of the group.
Dr Anjara Saloma
Anjara holds a PhD in biology and has 10 years of experience in marine biodiversity conservation. She has worked with various NGOs in Madagascar, which has allowed her to evolve in various fields, including ecotourism, environmental education, and community development. Anjara has also initiated and managed several scientific research projects on marine megafauna in Madagascar and the Indian Ocean, and was the director of the marine litter monitoring and assessment project in Madagascar.
Alice is project officer for Insuco’s projects in Asia. She holds a master’s degree in urban development policies in the Global South. Throughout her career, she has acquired expertise in mobility and urban planning. She previously worked as a research officer within La Fabrique de la Cité, a think tank where she investigated topics related to the funding of mobility and to mutations created by the introduction of technology in cities. She then managed development projects in favor of adaptation to climate change and public space improvement within a Mayor’s office. These enabled her to acquire skills in project management, research and partnership building. Her past experiences led her to interact with multiple French and international stakeholders: national institutions, local governments, companies, citizens, and associations. Alice is particularly interested by ecological issues.
Theva holds a Master's Degree in International Cooperation and Multilingual Coordination, and a Specialization in Energy Transition and Mining with an economic and social focus. She speaks several languages (French, English, Spanish and Arabic) due to the many years he has spent abroad (Jordan, Chile, Ecuador, Spain). Theva joined the Insuco team in April 2020, during the COVID-19 pandemic. She thus started working remotely, from France, participating to the implementation of projects in Latin America and the Caribbean – in particular two projects of Strategic Environmental and Social Assessment of Public Policies financed by the French Development Agency in Colombia and the Dominican Republic, the elaboration of technical and financial offers, and the execution of internal structuring projects for the Group. Since October 2020, Theva is based in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, where she supports the creation of this new office.
Aude Gago holds a master's degree in Water Engineering, Science and Technology. She has been working in Colombia, as a project manager, for the last 8 years on various projects related to the environment, sustainable rural development and WASH processes. Before working for Insuco, Aude worked at the Humedales foundation in several projects related to basic sanitation, water purification and rural development in the technical and administrative part, as an engineer, but also in the social and political aspect, managing concerns and issues in situ with the population and local authorities. In that position she developed interpersonal skills in team management, problem solving, crisis management and staff motivation. She then worked for the Envol Vert Foundation as administrative coordinator and also developed the Colombian “forest footprint” tool to raise awareness on the issue of deforestation. In her experience Aude interacted with various national, international and local actors in the public and private sectors, and gained experience working with multidisciplinary teams. Aude dedicated herself to working to defense of the environment, to promote education for sustainable development and to enforce rural community development. She is trilingual in French, English and Spanish.
Social worker with a specialization degree in Leadership, Climate Change and Cities from the Latin American Faculty of Social Sciences - FLACSO Ecuador. Graduated in Sociology and Urban Planning, Territorial Development and Public Policies. Researcher in the Latin American Community of Leaders for Climate Action - CLIMA LIDERES and the EMERGENTES CLIMÁTICOS movement. Nathalia's professional and academic experience is oriented towards the formulation, implementation and evaluation of private, public and community sector projects that include the development of strategic planning processes and participatory action-research focused on territorial development, social management in infrastructure projects, pedagogical mediation, peace-building, gender, climate change and socio-environmental conflicts in urban contexts.
Jhuliana holds a degree in Tourism and Hotel Administration, as well as a specialization in Environmental Management. Her professional experience, of more than 5 years, is related to topics like community and inter-institutional relations, and territorial development. She is currently collaborating with Insuco on the Fruta del Norte mining project. Her main functions concern the facilitation of a process of inclusive dialogue on subjects like the environment and touristic development, amongst others, focusing on a model of collective action and territorial co-responsibility.
Economist specialized in rural development and social project management. Enrique's professional experience, before joining Insuco, has been focused on issues of governance of common resources, studies with a territorial approach and analysis of agricultural economics and policies. Enrique has worked with NGOs on various subjects: popular and solidarity economy, fair trade and the incubation of community enterprises for the agro-food industry in rural territories. He has also held positions at the Vice-Ministry of Rural Development and at the Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock of Ecuador, where he has facilitated meetings and dialogues between producers and industry, participated to processes of resolution of conflicts and to the elaboration of public policy recommendations.
Michelle is an environmental engineer and holds a master's degree in international development, with a specialization in development, environment and climate change from the University of Manchester, England. Expert in inclusive development, she has solid professional and research experience in the relationship between environmental impacts and social development. She has worked in the field for the private and public sectors in Latin America, Africa and Europe, focusing on sustainable development, circular economy, gender equality, corporate socio-environmental responsibility, and on climate change adaptation and mitigation. She is the author of the conceptual framework for the inclusive study of the informal economy: Heterogeneous Human Infrastructure Configuration (HHIC). In addition, Michelle has collaborated in strengthening the capacities of the youth in rural communities, and of vulnerable groups such as grassroots recyclers in Ecuador.
Jean-Laurent, a Haitian national, is a geographer and urban planner, specialized in territorial development issues. Since 2013, he has been working in Haiti with different international organizations of the cooperation and development sector. For instance, he participated in the implementation of several urban development plans in precarious neighborhoods of Port-au-Prince, in the framework of projects funded by the European Union. He also took part in a UNICEF-funded research project and participatory diagnosis on cholera outbreaks in the cities of Mirebelais, Hinche and Gonaives. Furthermore, Jean-Laurent contributed to the elaboration of strategic orientations regarding territorial planning and socio-economic recovery of a fishing village in Dame Marie, in collaboration with UNDP. Since November 2018, he has joined the Insuco team in Haiti where he is currently coordinating the implementation of Resettlement Action Plans in the context of national roads rehabilitation projects in the north and northwest of the country.
Yumi is trained in law, social development and development project coordination. She has been working in Haiti since 2016, having first collaborated with the Comité Interministériel d'Aménagement du Territoire (CIAT) on an urban functions training project (Projet d'Appui Interinstitutionnel aux Fonctions Urbaines - PAIFU) funded by the European Union and implemented in partnership with the French association AGIR abcd. She then worked for the NGO Inter-Aide between 2017 and early 2021 as the head of the Port-au-Prince office, and provided support to development projects conducted in isolated rural areas, in the sectors of education, water, hygiene, sanitation, and agriculture. Since May 2021, Yumi has joined Insuco Haiti's permanent teams as a project manager, and is involved in the office's business development and in the management of certain projects.
Elizabeth Friesen an American and British national, has a background in development economics research. She holds a bachelor's degree in economics from Middlebury College in the United States and began her professional career in 2019 as a research assistant on the Adolescent Girls Initiative project at the Population Council in Nairobi, Kenya. In this role, she managed quantitative data collection, cleaned and analyzed data, and wrote impact evaluations for donors. As part of the research team, she published an article on the impact of Covid-19 on adolescent mental health in Kenya. From June 2021, Elizabeth worked as a research associate in Port-au-Prince, Haiti where she managed a survey at the Ministry of Agriculture on social networks and social capital. In November 2021, she joined Insuco Haiti as a project manager for the project “Development of Road-Based Sustainable Public Transport Plans,” funded by the Caribbean Development Bank.
Economist specialized in sustainable development, Paola has worked since 2010 on social and environmental management issues in several Latin American countries. She is an expert in strategic planning in complex contexts related to development and infrastructure projects at national, regional and local levels. Paola also has a solid professional experience in project management, environmental and social impact assessment, involuntary resettlement and social monitoring. Her as well as of participatory methodologies to ensure the involvement of multiple stakeholders in decision making, can be highlighted.
Moriba Tokpa II Haba
Moriba holds a master's degree in international trade from Wuhan University of Technology in China, as well as a master's degree in humanitarian logistics from the Bioforce Africa Center in Dakar, Senegal, and an engineering degree in agronomy from the Institut Supérieur Agronomique et Vétérinaire Valery Giscard d'Estaing in Faranah, Guinea Conakry. He has more than 5 years of professional experience in the international development, solidarity and international trade sectors, and in the implementation and management of all logistical aspects of projects for international private companies, NGOs and microfinance institutions. Moriba now supports Insuco Guinea's teams and projects as a logistics and HSE assistant.
Aracelly has a technical degree in industrial administration and is currently studying to obtain her bachelor’s degree in industrial engineering. Before joining the Insuco Peru team, she worked in the areas of payroll and administration, and was in charge of planning, organization and process monitoring and control related tasks. Over the years and throughout her different professional experiences in various sectors, Aracelly has learned that the basis for a good relationship with our clients and the rest of the team is established through respect, transparency and recognition.
Graduated in Accounting and Management from the National School of Secretariat, Administration and Commerce (ENSAC) of Guinea, Mamadou BANGOURA made his early career in the Ministry of Agriculture where he consolidated his academic knowledge with accounting and financial experiences and thus developed qualities of excellent work ranging from the sense of autonomy of work and responsibility to organizational qualities. Assets that have allowed him to join the Insuco Guinea office where he currently holds the position of Accountant.
Holder of a Master's degree in International Law from the Zhongnan University of Law and Economics (Wuhan, China) and a Master's degree in Public Law from the Omar BONGO University in Libreville, Gloire has worked with several international youth associations, including the United Nations Youth Leaders Network and the Young Francophone Volunteers. He acquired a solid legal-administrative and diplomatic experience of 3 years in the cabinet of the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Gabon, assisting the ministerial department in the promotion of governmental projects with diplomatic representations and external partners, also participating in discussions prior to the signing of bilateral agreements. Joining Campus France Gabon (service of the French Embassy), he was able to strengthen his skills by being in charge of the organization of events of digital fair format. Today, Gloire supports Insuco Gabon's teams and projects as an administrative and logistic assistant.
Expert in the field of education, and more specifically of inclusive education, Laurence holds a master's degree in education and public health (University Blaise Pascal of Clermont-Ferrand, France). Certified trainer with a specialization in the audiovisual approach, she worked for more than 6 years at the Institut Universitaire de Formation des Maîtres in Lyon, France. In 2013, she joined the world of humanitarian and development action, as a technical advisor in inclusive education (Madagascar, Egypt, Cameroon) or as a project manager (Madagascar, Haiti, Saharawi camps in Algeria). Her missions have led her to work in close collaboration with ministerial authorities while favoring a community-based approach. Her technical expertise also allowed her to support the development of inclusive education curricula for ministries of education of several countries (Madagascar, Cameroon). Laurence has lived and worked for nearly three years in rural Haiti, responsible for the implementation of a program to improve basic education, which has led her to develop a detailed knowledge of the country.
Julián is an economist with a specialization in corporate social responsibility (CSR) from the Externado University in Colombia and in international finance from Georgetown University (Washington D.C.). Prior to joining the Insuco team, he has worked as a manager in multinational firs of the mining and energy sector; leading involuntary resettlement processes and the formulation and implementation of Resettlement Action Plans (RAP) and Livelihood Restoration Plans (LRP), social investment and sustainable development projects. With more than 14 years of experience, Julián is an expert in stakeholder relations, negotiation and conflict resolution and has been delegated by companies in different spaces of dialogue and consultation with their communities of direct influence. He has also held management positions in the administrative and financial areas of companies in the education sector in Colombia.
Graduated with a Master's degree in Agronomic and Environmental Sciences from the University of Antananarivo, Madagascar, Herizo has 4 years of professional experience in the agricultural, land tenure and water-sanitation-hygiene sector. Her main skills are the conduct of quantitative and qualitative surveys in the framework of socio-economic studies, monitoring-evaluation and capitalization. She has also worked on the implementation of rural development projects of the Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Fisheries and international NGOs. Herizo joined the Insuco Madagascar team in June 2020 as a technical assistant.
Haitian-born, Fédia has a bachelor’s degree in Political Sciences with a specialty in Latin America and the Iberian Peninsula from Sciences Po Paris in France. After that, she decided to pursue her studies by integrating the Sciences Po Urban School. She is currently a 2nd year master’s student of the Regional and Urban Strategy program and is also working with Insuco as a Project Assistant. Parallel to her studies, she had her first professional experience as an intern within the Haitian Center for Research in Planning and Development (CHRAD), where she was in charge of analyzing quantitative and qualitative data in preparation of meetings. Fédia also recently worked as a project manager within the Paris and Île-de-France Prefect’s office. At the end of this mission, she produced a qualitative and quantitative report on the national program Cités éducatives co-financed between the Prefecture and the French Ministry of National Education.
Haizea Arratibel García
Anthropologist with a master’s degree in Evaluation and Management of Cultural Heritage from the University of Salamanca, where she is currently enrolled in the doctoral program of Social Sciences in the research line of Territorial Studies. Haizea's experience is linked to the development of qualitative and quantitative methodologies for the measurement of socio-economic transformations in territories with the presence of high impact projects, information transparency, the design of participatory ME&A systems and long-term visions for sustainable development, among others. In addition, he has been able to work with different international organizations such as the Ford Foundation, One Earth Future Foundation, Transparency for Colombia, the International Finance Corporation; with large mining projects in the LAC region such as Lundin Gold, Zijin Continental Gold, Antamina; and has collaborated in different research projects with the University of Chile, the University of the Basque Country and the University of Salamanca. All this has led to the development of an expert and strategic vision on different countries in the region, such as Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia and Chile.
Jhon Vanley Aladdin
John is an agro-economist with a master's degree in agro-economics and rural development from the Institut des Régions Chaudes (IRC) in Montpellier, France. He has worked with various NGOs, providing technical support for family farm development. In 2016, he worked in Cameroon for the implementation of the project Amélioration de la Compétitivité des Exploitations Familiales Agropastorales (ACEFA) financed by the French Development Agency (C2D Program), with the mandate to conduct a socio-technical-economic study of agropastoral family farming and make recommendations. From 2018 to 2019, Jhon worked as a capacity-building expert in Haiti as part of an agricultural project funded by Global Affairs Canada and the Paul Gérin-Lajoie Foundation, facilitating training sessions on sustainable agricultural practices and gender, among others. Since March 2019, he has joined Insuco Haiti's teams as a Field Technical Officer, in the context of the development of the Resettlement Action Plans (RAP) for National Road 5 and Departamental Road 501. Jhon has therefore a good knowledge of the participatory approaches techniques necessary to consult/mobilize the People Affected by the Project (PAP) and of socio-economic surveys and property inventories.
William Giraldo Guzman
William is a psychologist, specialist in Corporate Social Responsibility, and has a master’s degree in project management. He has 17 years of professional experience, mainly linked to the mining and energy sector, in the implementation of resettlement and livelihood restoration projects from feasibility analysis, formulation, implementation, monitoring and evaluation. He has international experience in Colombia, Peru, Mexico, Ecuador, Chile, Panama, and Dominican Republic, in large companies, both at corporate level, designing sustainability strategies and managing the relationship with stakeholders for the development of projects, and in field work, implementing project activities and aligning client teams with sustainability strategies. His participation in the formulation of Resettlement Action Plans, the design of Livelihood Restoration Programs, through participatory methodologies, and the analysis of resettlement gaps with respect to compliance with the International Finance Corporation's performance standards stand out.
Josema is an agricultural engineer of Haitian nationality, specialized in rural and community development, participatory approach and environmental management. Josema has solid experience, since 2004, on issues related to development in Haiti, particularly in terms of institutional strengthening and consolidation of social structures. This experience has given him the opportunity to work for international programs (Wash, SAME, etc.) and NGOs, such as Action Against Hunger, for which he was, among others, Liaison Officer for the 10 communes of the North-West Department of Haiti, from 2015 to 2017. Josema joined the Insuco Haiti team in the framework of the Technical Assistance projects to the MTPTC in 2018, as a national consultant assigned to field follow-ups for the implementation of the Resettlement Action Plans National Road #1 (North of Haiti). Community engagement and consultation, grievance management, and conflict mediation are part of his daily missions. He has excellent communication skills and knows how to adapt to vulnerable audiences, especially those affected by road projects. He has also worked on several external evaluations of development projects with Insuco in Haiti.
Eben-Borno is a Haitian-born agronomist with a specialization in rural engineering. He holds a master’s degree in urban planning and regional development from the Canadian Laval’s University and a bachelor’s degree in agronomy. Since 2011, he has worked with various international and national firms and public institutions in the field of georeferenced data collection and analysis (cadastral land surveys, disaster risk maps, etc.) such as the Comité Interministériel d’Aménagement du Territoire (CIAT), ERICE-AZ, G-Data System, or GIZ. He is knowledgeable in the operationality of quantitative and qualitative surveys and provides quality supervision in large-scale surveys projects. Furthermore, Eben-Borno has worked on a wide variety of subjects in Haiti such as water, community governance and RAP-related projects. Since July 2020, he has joined the Insuco team as a field officer in the framework of the Resettlement Action Plan (RAP) project of RD-501 rehabilitation in the north-west of the country. He is also contributing to other projects, such as the mobility survey project developed for the CIAT, leading the quantitative survey part (supervision of surveyors, development of methodology).
Elizabeth holds a degree in marketing and advertising, with a specialization in project management and administration from the Francisco Gavidia University, El Salvador. She is an expert in project management, focusing on entrepreneurship, innovation and areas of vulnerability and disadvantaged youth in several Latin American countries, especially El Salvador, Guatemala and the Dominican Republic. She has more than 10 years of experience in the design and execution of marketing plans, as well as the management of alliances and business strategies. In addition, she has collaborated as a volunteer in educational development for children in public schools in El Salvador, and has been a juror for communication projects of students of the Universidad Matias Delgado, El Salvador. Since January 2021, Elizabeth has been working for Insuco in the Dominican Republic, in the framework of the formulation and implementation of a Resettlement Action Plan, as an Operational Coordinator.
Social Anthropologist from the University of Veracruz, Mexico with a Master of Science in International Health from universities in Germany, England and Sweden, Rommel has 18 years of experience as an international consultant for multilateral and bilateral development cooperation agencies (IDB, UNICEF, UNDP, UNFPA, UNAIDS, WFP, AECID, USAID), national and international consulting firms and non-governmental organizations in Latin America and the Caribbean. He specializes in applied research, strategic and operational planning and monitoring and evaluation of development, social and public health policies, strategies, plans, programs, and projects. For the mining sector he has led ethnographic research projects with indigenous peoples as well as projects on ethno-development, involuntary resettlement and livelihood restoration under the International Finance Corporation's Environmental and Social Performance Standards. Rommel contributes through his expertise to the effective development of community-level processes involving intercultural dialogue, stakeholder engagement, social participation, community organization and cultural adaptation of social and health interventions with a human rights, gender, and intercultural approach.
Adriana is an Insuco's project coordinator since July 2020. Economist and specialist in resettlement, she has more than 20 years of experience with private institutions in interventions directed to vulnerable communities, some of them located in conflict zones, in conditions of voluntary and involuntary resettlement, ensuring the respect of national and international social standards and norms. Adriana coordinates and provides support in processes from the physical, social, human, and economic components in different projects, particularly in the mining and energy sector, through diagnosis, consultation, construction and implementation of programs aimed at the development and realization of livelihood restitution plans, resettlement action plans and social baselines.
Agro-economist, Marine has acquired a solid experience in the coordination and management of public and private projects, and has specialized in the design, supervision and monitoring of rural development projects and Environmental and Social Impact Assessments (ESIA). During her 12 years of professional experience in Africa (West, Central, East) and in the Caribbean region (Haiti), Marine has developed a recognized expertise in the realization of socio-economic baseline studies, social due diligences, as well as Resettlement Action Plans (RAP) in the context of extractive and hydroelectric projects. Marine also provides assistance to private groups for the elaboration and implementation of their CSR strategies.
Rose Bithja Amitié
Rose, a Haitian national, holds a bachelor’s degree in accounting. Prior to joining Insuco in September 2020, she worked for Doctors of the World Canada and Oxfam Quebec as an accountant. She trained partners on financial procedures, monitoring and audit of financial reports, and was responsible for following up on feedback from headquarters on monthly financial reports. Rose has mastered many accounting software programs such as SAGA, SAGE and GOM, and has a very good sense of organization and rigor.
Andres Felipe Betancourth López
Andres is a veterinary doctor with a specialization in tropical agroforestry and a master's degree in production systems. He has 20 years of experience in project formulation, monitoring and evaluation, as well as in institutional management and leadership, especially in the education and environmental sectors. He also has training and experience in the design and implementation of research projects on rural development, biodiversity and natural resources, and a track record in the application of methodologies for territorial analysis and planning. In addition, Andres is a member of international research and knowledge management organizations and networks such as the Consortium for the Sustainable Development of the Andean Ecoregion CONDESAN, RIMISP Latin American Centre for Rural Development and the Biocultural Diversity and Territories Platform.
Ecuadorian Geographer, Raquel Zafrir joined Insuco as a GIS and Data Analysis Specialist in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC). She will manage the geographical information from Insuco’s projects, lead the collection of field information with technological tools, geodatabases management, generation of reports, data extraction, and analysis. She will also give support and advice to the LAC offices on the potential for the use of GIS information in the projects of Insuco. Before joining Insuco, Raquel worked with satellite imagery products as a Remote Sensing Specialist in HEAD Aerospace Group in France, as a Geospatial Specialist in the German Research Centre of Geosciences (GFZ) in Germany, as a Geographical Engineer in the Ecuadorian Military Geographic Institute, and as a GIS and Remote Sensing Engineer with drone imagery in Ecuador. Her current studies and intercultural background have equipped her with broad knowledge in Geosciences in both government and private institutions, working for infrastructure, defense, environmental, cadastral, risk management, and agriculture.
Raquel studied as a Geographical and Environmental Engineer at the University of Armed Forces-ESPE in Ecuador and her Master degree in Photogrammetry and Geoinformatics at the Stuttgart University of Applied Sciences in Germany.
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