Insuco brings together more than 150 permanent employees, distributed in our 13 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
Member of the board of directors
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.
Member of the board of directors
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
Member of the board of Directors
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.
Member of the board of directors
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.
Member of the board of directors
Margot is a professional engineer specialised in international agro-development and land use planning. She began her professional career with several NGOs and programs in Africa, Asia and the Caribbean. She managed and coordinated projects focusing in agricultural development, access to water and sanitation, as well as access to education. She was involved in both technical and organisational levels. Margot has carried out baseline and technical studies in Haiti and Laos, and contributed to agricultural research programs in Vietnam and Thailand. She then joined the Insuco office in Guinea, where she managed the office for almost 5 years and worked in many sectors such as infrastructure, energy, mining, tourism…
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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.
Caroline, a lawyer by training, specialises in Management - Strategy Consulting and in Electoral Engineering, Comparative Democratisation and Development Issues. Caroline joined Insuco Guinea after several years of experience in international NGOs in France, North Africa and Sub-Saharan Africa. She has managed and coordinated emergency projects, access to health, access to water and sanitation - but also research projects. Her position as coordinator has allowed her to work on technical as well as organisational and strategic aspects.
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.
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.
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.
Fabiola holds a Master's degree in Development with a specialisation in International Economic Policy from the Instiute of Social Studies (The Hague, The Netherlands) of the Erasmus University of Rotterdam, a Master's degree in International Economic Law and a Bachelor's degree in Law from the Pontifica Universidad Católica del Perú. She has more than 17 years of experience in management, planning, design, implementation, supervision and evaluation of development projects, social management and public policies, taking communication and social innovation as a transversal axis, through the elaboration and conduction of strategies and advocacy plans.
Fabiola has also held key management roles in the public and private sector, which have allowed her to manage multidisciplinary teams dedicated to strategic communication, politics and social management.
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.
Paloma is an engineer specialised in agro-development, project management and financing. Before joining Insuco, 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.
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.
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.
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.
A graduate of ‘Ecole de PURPAN’, Charlotte is an agricultural engineer. Specialised in agriculture and sustainable development, she was trained in environmental law, agro-economics, natural resource management and rural sociology.
Through her involvement in various institutions such as research centres and NGOs, she has turned to international agro-development. She has worked on educational farms in Australia and Côte d'Ivoire, where she carried out audits and profitability studies, and in the Caribbean with the CIRAD (the French Agricultural Research Centre for International Development), where she carried out research and experimentation work to implement an organic sugarcane sector. Her second facet is her social and cultural experience of the problems of Southern countries acquired through her involvement with NGOs, particularly in Côte d'Ivoire (4 months) and Niger (1 year), which she supported in the implementation and financing of projects around education and sustainable development of communities.
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.
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.
Degree in Accounting (UASD) and specialization in Financial Management and People Management at Miguel de Cervantes University in Spain and in Financial Administration at UNAPEC, with more than 25 years of experience in accounting, administration, HR, budget formulation, legal provisions, taxation and financial management of programs and projects of the European Union, AECID, ECHO, GIZ and decentralized Spain, among others. She has held several positions including: Financial Officer of Oxfam, Administrator of the Caribbean Regional coordination of Food Justice, General Accountant of Promoción de la Mujer del Sur and various financial consultancies to local organizations, supporting partners to have independence in their accountabilities and organizational growth.
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.
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.
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.
With a double master's degree in economic analysis and analysis of development projects at the UCA School of Economics, Armand is interested in issues related to economic development in the South. He is very involved in the associative sector and is active in the presidency of " Home pour un développement local et solidaire ", and in the association against street harassment in Clermont " Et qu'ça fil Ariane ! " which he co-founded. After a university stay in Poland, Armand went to Guinea and wrote a thesis on development econometrics focusing on agricultural economics.
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.
Hélène Cheron Kientéga
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 3 years in the country management of the Insuco office in Burkina Faso, she completed her sectoral experience by working on projects in the mining sector, renewable energy, tourism, land management...
Marika holds a double master's degree in development policy and international cooperation from the Institute of Political Studies of Bordeaux, France (SciencesPo Bordeaux) and the University of the West Indies in Jamaica. Prior to joining Insuco Guinea as Project Officer, she worked for 5 years in NGOs both at headquarters and in the field, across various geographies - Africa, Latin America, the Caribbean, Asia. Specialized in the field of education and in the gender approach, she has cooperated with various partners, such as NGOs, donors, ministries and local associations, for the implementation of development projects. Through her experiences, she has acquired skills in project management, financial monitoring, reporting and training of trainers. As a quality focal point at CARE France, she developed expertise in monitoring-evaluation and learning, with the development of harmonized tools and the conduct of a multi-country review on gender mainstreaming in resilience and human rights projects. While French is her mother tongue, she is fluent in both English and Spanish.
Alice is an engineer in international agro-development with a specialization in land use planning and environmental risks. She began her professional career as a study officer in Burundi where she participated in the development of a Resettlement Action Plan (RAP). In particular, she was involved in the elaboration of the surveys, the analysis and the quality control of the data. This experience allowed her to master the international standards of the World Bank. Alice joined the Insuco Gabon team in 2022 as a project officer.
Project Officer at Insuco's Gabon office, Marie holds a Master's degree in International Cooperation and Development from Sciences po Bordeaux. During her studies, she was trained in the day-to-day management of humanitarian and development projects, and studied the major trends and theories of human development since the beginning of the 20th century. She also worked in academic research, having written two dissertations, the first on the role of international organizations in the Darfur war (2003-2007), and the second on the literature and memory of the Lebanese war (1975-1990).
Specializing in the study of Africa’s political and geopolotical situation, Marie also worked for six months for Crisis Group's West Africa program, during which she analysed the region's issues at length, and was able to put the rigor of academic research into practical application. Finally, she conducted a comprehensive country risk study on Ethiopia, and was in charge of determining the country's geopolitical and security situation, as well as its humanitarian challenges. During this project she created risk and stakeholder matrices for these sectors.
After a year in Singapore, she is familiar with the Southeast Asian region, and is fluent in English. She also understands Spanish and is currently learning Russian.
Simon is a geographer. He studied especially social impacts from land planning, particularly projects which are carried by international development aid. Moreover, he decided to focus on lands exposed to natural disasters such as Haiti and Nepal. To complete those studies, for the past 4 yars, he was in the board of director of a NGO wich is working on education issues in Afghanistan. Following his master degree, he first mapped naturals risks for NGOs and firms. Then, for 3 years he has been in charge of following and coordinating the deployment of ICT infrastructures in France. Those academics, personals and professionals experiences helped him to develop skills in project management linked to land planning and development issues. Finally, he strongly believes socials analysis tools can help to reach a better sustainability in the land development efforts.
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.
Eliana Sanchez is an environmental engineer, specialist in community development and environmental management. She worked on the Hidroituango hydroelectric project, in the environmental area of monitoring water sources, and has also worked as an environmental consultant for the construction sector, supporting the generation and implementation of Environmental Guide Adaptation Plans (PAGA). She acquired skills in interventions with vulnerable communities, particularly in the mining and energy sector, through diagnosis, consultation and construction of livelihood restoration plans (PRMV).
Currently, Eliana is the coordinator of the Observatory of Territorial Transformations of the Gramalote mining project, centralising information from the territory through the collection and analysis of qualitative and quantitative information. She is very interested in socio-environmental development in communities.
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.
Sociologist with a degree in political science and a master's degree in political sociology, Alberto is a research specialist with more than eight years of experience as part of multidisciplinary teams in political consultancy, government communication and socio-political intervention strategies. In the public sector, he has held research and statistics coordinations, technical coordinations in offices, and technical positions in dialogue and conflict management in policy-making institutions in strategic sectors where the production of public policies, their practical dimension and the political arena converge.
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.
Juan Jóse Arrue
Juan José studied sociology and infrastructure and mobility management at the Pontificia Universidad Católica of Peru. He then completed a master's degree in urban design and city planning at University College London. He has taken courses with the World Bank Institute and the United Nations Institute for Training and Research on transport issues. He has more than 10 years of experience in the development of various urban management, mobility and public space projects with companies, civil associations, universities, foundations, government agencies and international cooperation agencies. He has been a Chevening scholarship holder, professor of urban sociology at the Pontificia Universidad Católica of Peru and Project Officer at the Transitemos Foundation. He is a consultant for the Limonta Group and a researcher at the Interdisciplinary Research Group on Cities and Urban Territories (INCITU) of the Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú (PUCP).
Alejandra Manrique Milla
Alejandra is an economist, with a master's degree in social sciences for development, specialized in local economic development and socio-environmental conflicts´ transformation, from a human rights approach. Before joining Insuco, as Peru project coordinator, Alejandra worked as Project Officer for the CISAL Fund of the Canadian Federation of Municipalities in Peru (Ancash and Cusco) and Colombia (Antioquia and La Guajira) from 2016 to 2020. During that period Alejandra was responsible for the implementation of the Project, for the selection and financing of 160 projects of entrepreneurs and local associations, assigned under SDG criteria. She coordinated teams in both countries, designed methodologies and management tools, and systematized the information generated. After the CISAL Project was completed, in 2021, Alejandra was an Analyst of social conflicts and conflict scenarios in the South East of Peru (Cusco, Apurímac, Puno and Madre de Dios) for the Secretariat of Social Management and Dialogue of the Presidency of the Council of Ministers, contributing to the defense of democratic spaces for dialogue and the transformation of conflicts with local actors. His experience has allowed him to acquire knowledge and expertise in project coordination from design, implementation and monitoring, in rural and conflict areas. She has also developed a high level of adaptation, independence, and social and environmental awareness.
Valeria Arcos Hervas
Valeria Arcos Hervas is a Sociologist and holds a Master's Degree in International Cooperation and Negotiation. She has about 20 years of professional in which she has worked in projects located throughout Ecuador and other countries in the region; both in the public and private sectors and as a consultant for international organizations. Her career has focused on promoting a focus on sustainability and social responsibility within the framework of community relations and local development, basing her actions on good practices and social and environmental standards. Its strength is to add value to the processes through a solid approach to interculturality and the territory to respond to the challenges that the context demands, and provide coherent answers to the needs of the different stakeholders, generating synergies between the company, the state and the society. For the past two years she has been a partner ambassador of the Ibero-American Movement for Social Responsibility and a member of Mujeres por Ecuador. She currently serves as Country Director of Insuco Ecuador.
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.
Yovanny Paulino MercedesYovanny has a degree in Accounting and Finance from APEC University. She has more than 9 years of experience in the accounting and finance area, having supported several companies from different sectors in these departments. She is currently involved in the administrative, logistical and financial management of Insuco's offices and projects in the Dominican Republic. +
Yovanny Paulino Mercedes
Yovanny has a degree in Accounting and Finance from APEC University. She has more than 9 years of experience in the accounting and finance area, having supported several companies from different sectors in these departments. She is currently involved in the administrative, logistical and financial management of Insuco's offices and projects in the Dominican Republic.
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.
Borice holds a master's degree in mineral resources and environment from the University of Antananarivo. He has 7 years of experience in the extractive sector and in various environmental and social projects. Before joining Insuco, Borice worked as a mining supervisor for one year and then as an environmental manager for two years at the mining company GRAPH-MADA SARL in Madagascar. He acquired skills in open pit mining, the design and implementation of Environmental and Social Management Plans (ESMP) and Environmental and Social Impact Assessments (ESIA) and CSR. Borice has also worked for local consultancies for four years offering his expertise as an environmental consultant, surveyor and socio-organiser. This allowed him to accumulate skills related to the collection of quantitative and qualitative socio-economic data via the conduct of individual surveys, focus groups; public consultation with different stakeholders (population, public authorities); support to the local community (specific training, coaching), monitoring and evaluation of activities and cartographic analysis using GIS.
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.
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).
Hérold Jean-Louis is the Logistician-Driver of Insuco Haiti since January 2022. He has completed a training in diesel mechanics and a training in office technology. In addition, he trained as a light and heavy truck driver at the International Federation of the Red Cross and Red Crescent in Haiti. He also worked for the same organization as a Dispatcher and Crane Operator. Following this experience, Hérold worked as a driver for the American Red Cross and the Canadian Red Cross in different departments of the country. Before joining Insuco, he worked at ICAP as a Driver and Logistics Support. These experiences allowed him to acquire solid skills in the field of logistics & transportation.
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.
Mathieu Van Hoy
Graduated from ISTOM (Higher Engineering Education School of international agro-development), Mathieu Van Hoy is expert in rural development and natural resources management. Over the past decade, he has provided expertise in various contexts including public and private stakeholders as well as non-governmental organisations. In particular, he acquired solid experience in forestry management. He conducted from 2018 to 2020 several missions in Democratic Republic of Congo during which he provided support to natural resource management plans, set up survey methodology and implemented inventory surveys. Mathieu has developed strong skills in collecting and analysing both quantitative and qualitative data. In 2015 he conducted an impact evaluation during which he insisted on participatory tools (focus groups, workshops, interviews…). More recently and as Team leader for the implementation of the Land Acquisition and Resettlement Action Plan (LARAP) for the Early works of WCS Simandou in Guinea, he developed contextualized digital statistics questionnaires that enable quick and efficient surveys and conducted several inventories, prix matrix and socio-economic surveys, before drafting LARAPs. He constituted and trained locally recruited surveyors, whom local knowledge enhances the quality of the data collection. Mathieu Van Hoy also conducted missions in Southeast Asia, which have allowed him to gain knowledge of local contexts and cultures, especially in regards with participatory process and resource management.
Jean Isamu Taguchi
Jean-Isamu holds a PhD in Law from Nagoya University, Japan, with a thesis on environmental and social aspects (E&S) in public-private partnerships (PPPs) in infrastructure. He has more than 5 years of experience in collecting and analysing performance data on E&S aspects in mining and infrastructure projects in Southeast Asia. His research has also focused on the protection of indigenous peoples' right to free, prior and informed consent in the context of the mining industry in the Philippines. From 2019 to 2021, Jean-Isamu worked as a legal expert for the European Investment Bank (EIB), for which he carried out a gap analysis of the social regulations of EU Member States and candidate countries with the EIB standards (resettlement, protection of vulnerable groups, protection of cultural heritage). He also carried out a study of the legislative and contractual frameworks for the inclusion of E&S aspects in PPPs in Europe. In 2021, Jean-Isamu joined Insuco as a team leader to carry out the social baseline study for the Simandou iron ore mine. He subsequently developed the livelihood restoration action plans for Compagnie des Bauxites de Guinée, the resettlement action plans for SETRAG in Gabon, and the impact assessment of an industrial project in Togo. He is fluent in French, English and Russian.
Guillaume holds a Master of Science in Management (EM Lyon) and is trained in manufacturing management (Centrale Lyon). He obtained a Certificate in Social Innovation and Social Entrepreneurship (Portland State University). Guillaume has 15 years’ experience in the nuclear and mining industries. He held different positions as project manager and Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) manager. As CSR Manager, Guillaume managed a team based in different countries (Canada, Niger, Gabon, Namibia, Kazakhstan, Mongolia, Canada and France). He implemented different tools to improve the stakeholder engagement, managed Social Impact Assessments, and built partnerships with NGO’s and national/local authorities to enhance community development. As a CSR consultant, Guillaume has worked mainly for the private sector. He is specialized in CSR policies, Resettlement Actions Plans/Livelihood restoration Plans, capacity building and community development. He has worked in 10 different countries (Europe, Africa, and Asia). His last assignments were in Guinea where he worked as a RAP and LRP manager. His current assignments are based in Guinea (RAP and community development) and Gabon (RAP).
Cécile Damas ARTIGAUD
Cécile is the Project Officer at Insuco Djibouti office. She holds a master’s degree in International Public Law. She wrote a research paper on environmental and social impact assessments in the context of hydrocarbon development. Prior to arriving in Djibouti, Cécile worked for two years as an analyst for a community development firm in Montreal working primarily with indigenous communities in Quebec. Within this framework, she first worked in the field of research and advocacy and then progressively moved into the field of project management. Cécile is particularly sensitive to anthropological issues.
Gabriela holds a degree in international business with a master's degree in project management. She has professional experience in different countries in Latin America and the Caribbean, monitoring international cooperation projects on various issues for the Dominican Republic, Peru, Bolivia, and with field experience in Colombia and Guatemala. She has worked in the public and private sectors and has spent most of her career in non-governmental organisations.
Gabriela has a professional certification in Public Management for Development issued by the Inter-American Development Bank, as well as complementary training and experience in youth, entrepreneurship, gender, public policy, social protection, sustainable development and financial management.
Economist, Specialist in Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR), Stakeholder Relations, Conflict Resolution and Negotiation. Specialist in Public Finance. Before joining INSUCO, he has worked as a Manager in multinationals in the Mining and Hydrocarbons sector; leading Involuntary Resettlement Projects, Social Investment Projects and in the design and implementation of Strategies and Policies of Corporate Relationship, Sustainability and External Affairs. He has been delegated by the companies in different spaces of Dialogue and Agreement with the communities of Direct Influence; he has also held management positions in the Administrative and Financial area in companies in the Education and Services sector in Colombia.
Lucia is a sociologist with more than 20 years of experience in social management for large investment projects, team management and budget management, as manager and head of area, both in the private and public sector. He has worked leading the relationship, social investment and conflict management for both companies and the State. He has led projects in several Latin American countries, such as Peru, Honduras, Bolivia, Guatemala, Uruguay, Panama, Argentina and Colombia. He has extensive experience in social studies, policy design and social management programmes and the implementation of processes (community relations, consultation and participation, resettlement) for the extractive industry, infrastructure and development. Extensive experience leading public participation and consultation processes with urban and rural populations, with special emphasis on indigenous populations.
Cenia Mary Gomez
Cenia Mary is an anthropologist with a master's degree in Environment and Development, with extensive experience in territorial development management due to her participation in public and private projects. She has been especially linked to physical and economic resettlement processes in compliance with local regulations and international standards, including due diligence and human rights, meeting the requirements of the project, the authorities that monitor and control compliance and especially generating strategies for the impacted communities to be in better conditions than those found; generating induced developments with resettlement planning. She has accompanied projects in Colombia, Peru and Chile, in the hydroelectric and mining sector from the formulation of the strategy for access to land, through the participatory processes of consultation and agreement of the resettlement with the communities, in addition to participating in the implementation and monitoring and evaluation actions. This has allowed her to feed back his technical knowledge and strengthened the methodological routes to close gaps and improve strategies in each process he undertakes.
Javier is a Commercial Engineer with a mention in business administration, his work experience lies in administrative and financial areas, collaborating in different industries such as oil, textile, consulting. Before working in Insuco Ecuador he worked for the tax area providing advice and delivering timely information to the control agencies.
A forestry specialist by background, Baptiste holds a master's degree in international agro-economics and a post-graduate degree in local development, land use planning and natural resource management in tropical environments. After having set up and managed agricultural development projects in West Africa, he specialized in project management assistance for large linear infrastructure projects (transport, water, energy) and environmental rehabilitation in a consulting firm, then as a company manager since 2014. At the same time, he led several field missions and team coordination in West and Central Africa for INSUCO. His multidisciplinary experiences, both in organizational and technical fields (environment and agroforestry, works, land use planning, consultation) and his taste for diversity, have naturally led him to put his skills at the service of complex projects where communication and operational exchange between all actors are the key to success.
Maria Clara Vargas Quintero
Sociologist with a master's degree in Social Responsibility and Sustainability from the Universidad Externado de Colombia and an aspiring master's degree in Circular Economy and Environment. Maria Clara has experience in field work and relations with stakeholders, especially with communities of special protection in the framework of macro projects in sectors such as Oil & Gas, infrastructure and renewable energy. She has skills in the analysis of social dynamics in the design and execution of strategies for business conduct and in the monitoring of sustainability issues, under international standards and guidelines on the subject. Extensive knowledge in the structuring and implementation of social investment and impact projects, through the creation of strategic alliances with actors such as the National Government, local authorities, civil society organizations and communities. During 2021, Maria Clara joined Insuco through the elaboration of a Human Rights Risk and Impact Study for the Cerro Blanco mining project in Guatemala. As of 2022, she participates in the implementation of an Observatory of Territorial Transformations that responds to the challenges of the Energy Transition in the Colombian Caribbean coast in what is known as the "Coal Corridor" and in other projects related to climate change and Energy Transition.
Hans André ABOGO
Hans, a Gabonese national, holds a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from Sikkim Manipal University in Ghana. In 2012, he obtained his English Proficiency Diploma in Accra. He started in the professional world at Academic City University in the admissions department as an admissions officer for French speaking students. In 2020, he joined Petro Gabon in the commercial department (gas sector). Prior to joining INSUCO GABON, Hans worked as an administrative and commercial manager at Supergel (Agribusiness) and Engineering Génie Civil Consulting (EGCC) respectively.
With a double degree in international trade and economics from the Institute of European Studies and a Master's degree in development economics, Andy is specialised in emerging economies and development issues. Her experiences, notably at the World Bank, have allowed her to deepen her knowledge in data analysis and processing. She has contributed to projects analysing the Moroccan education system within the Practice Human Development and to macroeconomic analysis projects on the Malagasy economy within the Macroeconomics, Trade and Investment Practice. In parallel, she has also participated in governance projects of the European Union.
Giselle is a political scientist with a Master's degree in Environmental Management and Policy. She is currently Country Director Dominican Republic for INSUCO. She has worked as Coordinator of the Vice-Ministry of International Cooperation of the Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources in the Dominican Republic, where she coordinated relations with embassies on environmental issues, bilateral and multilateral projects with cooperation agencies and negotiated the issues of adaptation to climate change and gender of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change. She also worked for the digital media "El Mitin" as editor and journalist, where she acquired knowledge on strategic communication and research and analysis of the Latin American political context. She has collaborated with Dominican NGOs on youth, gender, democracy and education issues. These experiences facilitate her development in multidisciplinary and multisectoral contexts.
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