Insuco brings together more than 120 permanent employees, distributed in our 12 offices around the world, and relies on a solid network of nearly 200 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.
Louise holds a Master's Degree in Urban Planning and is specialised in the management of territories in difficulty. In particular, she produced a research paper focused on urban sprawl in Djibouti, studying in greater detail Balbala neighbourhoods. Before returning to Djibouti, Louise briefly worked in France in a humanitarian aid NGO. She is now in charge of coordinating the projects and developing the activities of Insuco Djibouti.
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).
Graduated from the Institut Supérieur de Commerce et d'Administration des Entreprises en Guinée (ISCAE-G) and ex-Senior Auditor at AA/KPMG, Aissatou has participated and managed audit and legal audit missions for clients in the Mining, Telecommunications, Insurance and Development Projects sectors. She has almost 10 years of experience in Accounting, Audit and Finance which consolidates her good knowledge of the OHADA environment and of the West African SYSCOA Accounting System. Her knowledge, experience and excellent mastery of management and accounting finance tools have enabled her to move from the position of Financial Controller to the position of Administrative and Financial Officer of Insuco Guinea.
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.
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.
Nairobi Contreras Orguín
Graduated from the O&M University with a degree in Accounting, Nairobi holds several diplomas that have allowed her to strengthen her knowledge of the following subjects: internal and external auditing, labor law, taxes, analysis and presentation of financial statements. She has more than 8 years of professional experience in accounting and taxes. Before joining the Insuco teams in Dominican Republic, Nairobi has worked with different business sectors such as the services and construction sectors; she has worked in both sectors as Accounting Manager and Administrative Manager, and has prepared budgets for projects, implemented internal control processes, as well as strategies for financial risk control, directly assisting in everything required by the financial administration.
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.
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 master’s degree in natural sciences as well as a technical degree in administration and human resources management. Before joining the Insuco Guinea team as the administrative coordinator and support to the HR Department, she began her professional career in Guinea by carrying out, for 6 years, various quantitative (socio-economic, enumeration of households, etc.) and qualitative surveys (on land property issues, community infrastructure, cultural heritage sites, etc.) in the framework of numerous studies implemented by Insuco (Resettlement Action Plans, Environmental and Social Impact Studies).
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.
Agathe is an engineer in international agro-development and holds a master's degree in international public health. She has specialized in food and nutrition security through professional experiences in various institutions such as research centers, NGOs and UN agencies. Prior to joining Insuco, Agathe worked for one year as a project officer for the United Nations World Food Programme in the Labé region of Guinea, and then another year for the Regional Office for West and Central Africa in Dakar, Senegal. During these two years, she was able to implement projects related to the fight against malnutrition and managed the capitalization of data and reporting of country office activities. This allowed her to acquire skills in project management, from project design to the evaluation of the activities carried out, as well as in the implementation of surveys, from the creation of questionnaires to the final stage of data analysis.
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.
Marie de Poitevin
Marie holds a master's degree in international project management with a specialization in cooperation and humanitarian action. Coming from an agricultural background, she has a particular sensitivity for agro-ecology and rural development. Marie started her career in the NGO sector as a project coordinator in Asia. On this occasion, she strengthened the capacities of the teaching staff in the management of their schools. She also coordinated a national network of volunteers who worked on raising awareness on international solidarity among a teenage audience. Marie joined Insuco Guinea as a Project Officer. In parallel, she continues to be involved in promoting the empowerment of women of an ethnic group in northern Thailand through the production and trade of local handicrafts.
Clément holds a master’s degree in Religions and Societies (sociology, philosophy) and a master’s degree in public and political communication. He has elaborated a research paper on the relationship with the Other in France as a root cause of radicalization. Before arriving in Djibouti, Clément worked in structures dedicated to the prevention of radicalization and the fight against extremism, as well as at the French Embassy in Madagascar. He is now a Project Officer at Insuco Djibouti.
Valentine holds a Master's degree in management with a speciality in finance. She began her professional career as a project manager at UNESCO Dakar, Senegal, in the education sector. This first professional experience enabled her to develop an understanding of the expectations of international organisations and other key actors of the development cooperation, as well as of the different dynamics (institutional, social, etc.) and issues in West Africa. Valentine then joined an association in Guatemala with the aim of accompanying entrepreneurs in the management of their business. While working in Guatemala, she had the opportunity of writing her thesis on the financial literacy of micro-credit beneficiaries. Valentine is now project manager in the Insuco Burkina Faso office.
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.
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.
Carole holds a master’s degree in International Development and a master’s degree in Economic Expertise of Development Policies and Projects. She has worked for more than 3 years as a project manager for different international organizations (UN Women in Burundi and UNESCO in France), on gender equality and women’s empowerment, as well as for the French public agency for international technical assistance within the State Reform and Decentralization Unit. Carole is now in charge of communication aspects of all the Insuco’s offices throughout the world as well as coordinating the projects and developing the activities of Insuco Colombia.
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.
Sociologist with a specialization in development, Esttefany started her professional career as a researcher for the Social Sciences Faculty of the Quito Catholic University. During her first year working with Insuco Ecuador, she has been in charge of the Observatory of Territorial Transformations of Los Encuentros and has acquired solid skills in terms of monitoring and evaluation (M&E) of participative processes, redacting synthetic reports, as well as developing quantitative and qualitative methodologies. Today, as a project manager, she continues to manage the Observatory along with the M&E of a multi-actor dialogue process and other technical aspects of ongoing projects in Ecuador.
María José Cruz Muñoz
María José studied law and sociology, and is an expert in local development and territorial approach, with a focus on social responsibility of Ecuador’s extractive industry. She also counts with a specialization in social conflict management and early warning systems. Her professional experience of more than 9 years in Ecuador is strongly related to indigenous territories with particularly high level of conflicts.
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.
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.
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.
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.
With a degree in human and social sciences, a specialization in territorial sciences and a professional experience of more than 20 years, Annamaria started her career with European consulting firms in the sector of territorial and urban planning. She has participated in and elaborated various socio-economic studies, environmental impact studies, as well as studies in operational and regulatory urban planning. After 10 years of career, Annamaria decided to enter the world of the humanitarian and development cooperation in Haiti, where she was able to strengthen her technical and managerial skills and her knowledge of the country and the region, working with NGOs, UN agencies and different entities of the Haitian government. Community participation and planning, evaluation and the elaboration of communal development plans, but also all aspects of risk and disaster management have been themes that she has particularly focused on in recent years.
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 agronomist, with a master’s degree in agroeconomics and rural development from the University of Montpellier (France). He has worked with various NGOs, providing technical support for the development of family-owned farms. In 2016, he went to the English-speaking part of Cameroon to implement the ACEFA Project, funded by the French Development Agency, with the objective of bringing technical assistance to agropastoral family-owned agricultural farms. From 2018 to 2019, John then worked as a capacity-building expert in Haiti in the framework of an agricultural project funded by Global Affairs Canada and the Foundation Paul Gérin-Lajoie. This included, amongst others, facilitating training sessions on sustainable agricultural practices and offering individual coaching sessions to farmers. Since March 2019, Jhon has joined the Insuco Haiti teams, as a field technical officer, responsible for the strategic design, direction, and supervision of quantitative and qualitative surveys in rural areas in the context of evaluation projects.
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 land use planning. Josema has a solid experience in issues related to development in Haiti, and in particular in institutional strengthening and consolidation of social structures. He has had the opportunity to work with international organizations and programs, such as Wash or Action Against Hunger, for which he was, among others, Liaison Officer for the 10 communes of the North-West department of Haiti, between 2015 and 2017. Josema joined the Insuco Haiti team in 2018, as a national consultant assigned to field follow-ups for the implementation of the Resettlement Action Plans for the National Road 1 (North of Haiti). He has also worked on several external evaluations of projects, as a stakeholder engagement officer.
Edgar is an agribusiness engineer and holds a master's degree in petroleum engineering. He has solid professional experience in the oil and mining sectors, both with Ecuadorian government entities and private companies (Ministry of Energy and Non-Renewable Natural Resources, Core Gold Inc., among others). Edgar led in the field the processes of petroleum licensing of Ronda SurOriente and Ronda Intracampos. He also planned and coordinated the Prior Consultation to Indigenous Communities processes for several plans and programs of exploration and exploitation of natural resources. He has held positions in the administration of oil contracts related to environmental and social management of public and private companies, and has managed Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) aspects with communities in the area of influence of mining projects.
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