Members

Patrick Stoop
Belgium
Consultant - General managing partner
Partner of C-lever.org
Patrick Stoop studied law and economics. He has been working for more than 35 years on the intersections of: policy, strategy, management, planning & control, governance, quality assurance, change, capacity building, organisational and/or institutional development, human resources management, public finance, budget cycle, financial management, information management, audit and evaluation. His work cuts across most policy areas and governance issues of the public sector. He has also conducted substantial work for NGO’s; while being increasingly involved in private sector and entrepreneurship development with a specific focus on social businesses.
He gained approximately 15 years’ professional experience in Belgium while the other 20 years’ experience was accumulated in more than 25 countries in Africa, Asia, Latin America and MENA countries.
Since 1996 he is working through his own consulting firm, ‘Stoop Consulting’. In 2017 he initiated and co-founded C-lever.org.

Pierre Vincke
Belgium
Consultant en développement des systèmes judiciares
Partner of C-lever.org
Pierre Vincke a une expérience multidisciplinaire: développement du droit, production, mise en scène de théâtre et socio-thérapeute.
Son théâtre a développé une esthétique des crises à travers les tragédies. Il en a contrôlé la gestion et la production. (76-93)
Dans un centre pour toxicomanes, il a exercé la fonction de socio-thérapeute (93-94).
Diplômé juriste en 97, il a dirigé la mission de ASF Rwanda et partagé les crises humanitaires et politiques d'Afrique centrale: directeur de RCN Justice & Démocratie dix années, il développé la justice de proximité et l'appui à la soc. civ. Expert de la Coopération Technique Belge (2008), il a créé en 2009 sa société.Il a supervisé le programme d'appui à la réforme de la Justice de l'UE et évalué la politique DH de la France, ouvrée par la FIDH.
De 2015 à 2017, il a dirige le programme d'appui à la Justice de l'UE au Burkina.
Il défend une "politique" intégrant les valeurs culturelles endogènes à caractère universel.Il étudie les conditions d'un ancrage de la justice de l'Etat de droit par le plurijuridisme.

Paul Lambers
Belgium
Expert Public Finance Management - Financial manager C-lever.org
Partner of C-lever.org
Paul Lambers, a Belgian national, is a trilingual expert (fluent English and French, fair Spanish) with over 15 years of experience in Public Finance Management in developing and Eastern European countries.
Since 2003 until today he worked in Burundi, Uganda, Rwanda, DRC, South Sudan, Cameroon, Burkina Faso and Morocco. He advised on formulation of public finance reform programmes and development of financial and institutional support programmes as well as prepared and monitored PEFA evaluations of PFM systems for the EU, the World Bank and the ADB.
From 2001 to 2002 he performed as a technical advisor to the Ministry of Finance and Economic Management of Vanuatu on public finance management systems and -controls (budget preparation and monitoring, and coordination of external financing) – He also prepared for the IMF missions to Vanuatu.
Between 1989 and 1999 he implemented a large number of short-term assignments in Eastern European countries predominantly within the EU TACIS programme: Russia, Moldova, Tajikistan, Kazakhstan and the FYROM.

Ladislas de Coster
Belgium
Expert Bonne Gouvernance
Partner of C-lever.org
Ladislas de Coster dispose d’une formation académique multidisciplinaire comme juriste, sociologue du développement et manager de gestion. Il est spécialisé dans les domaines du renforcement de l’Etat de droit (justice, police, armée), de la bonne gouvernance, de la réforme d’administrations publiques, du développement de capacités, de l’appui institutionnel, de la coordination de l’aide et de la lutte contre la corruption. Il justifie d’une expérience de près de 10 ans de missions longues dans des pays en post-conflit (RDC, Burundi, Rwanda).
Lors de son passage chez Avocats-Sans-Frontières et à l’Agence de développement belge (CTB), il a acquis une solide expertise dans la conception, la gestion et l’évaluation de projet d’appui institutionnel dans les pays d’Afrique des grands lacs. Durant son expérience au PNUD, il a développé des compétences en planification stratégique des institutions judiciaires et policières. Il a également une expérience importante en recherche qualitative et quantitative sur les question de maintien de la paix.
Julien Moriceau
Mauritius
Justice & governance expert
Partner of C-lever.org
I have worked since 12 years in research and operational projects focusing on rule of law and access to justice in fragile contexts for various organisations: NGOs (Avocats Sans Frontières, RCN justice et démocratie, Impunity Watch), Universities (Université de Ngozi - Burundi, Université Aix Marseille, Université Catholique de Louvain) and international organisations.
I developped fields studies and conducted research (impact evaluations, baselines, needs assessments, perception studies), capacity building and training programmes for civil society and public actors, innovative approaches (theory of change, outcome mapping) , monitoring & evaluation processes and toolkits, ...
I have significant experience in different countries: Burundi (5 years), Haïti (1 year), Vietnam (1 year) and also DRC, Tunisia, Madagascar, Myanmar, Uganda and Nepal (short term visits).
Gaëlle Vandeputte
Belgium
Consultante - partenaire C-lever.org
Partner of C-lever.org
Gaëlle Vandeputte est de nationalité belge et actuellement basée à Bruxelles. Trilingue français-néerlandais-anglais, elle est criminologue de formation (VUB - 2005) et a obtenu son diplôme de Master en aide humanitaire internationale (NOHA-EU) à l’UCL en 2007. Sa formation l’a amenée à travailler dans le secteur humanitaire et de développement. Après un premier parcours à l’étranger (Liban, Cambodge & Suisse), elle a travaillé dans le secteur de la migration en Belgique pour repartir ensuite sur le terrain, en République démocratique du Congo (RDC). C’est là qu’elle a acquis une expérience significative en gestion de programme et en management (RH et gestion d’équipe de staffs (inter)nationaux). Revenant ensuite en Belgique, elle a eu à gérer des programmes depuis Bruxelles avec des déplacements réguliers dans les pays d’intervention, en particulier en Haïti et au Rwanda. Gaëlle a à présent 10 ans d'expérience dans la mise en œuvre et la gestion de programmes de gouvernance et humanitaires dans des contextes de développement et de conflit, notamment des programmes relatifs à l'état de droit, à la lutte contre la corruption et à la réduction des risques de catastrophes naturelles. Depuis août 2018, Gaëlle est une partenaire active de C-lever.org.
Franck Gorchs-Chacou
Belgium
Prison systems expert
Partner of C-lever.org
27 ans d’activités professionnelles, dont 18 dans la coopération au développement du secteur pénitentiaire et de la réforme pénale.
• Analyste des systèmes pénitentiaires (Loi, Procédure pénale, Structure, organisation et fonctionnement des administrations pénitentiaires, Standards internationaux, Inspection, Contrôle interne, Conditions de détention, Réinsertion sociale,médiation pénale et justice restaurative…) ;
• Plaidoyer abolition peine de mort ;
• Direction de programmes et assistance technique du secteur justice/pénitentiaire ;
• Conceptualisation, formulation, gestion et évaluation de projets ;
• Analyse, argumentation, stratégie et plaidoyer des règles et standards internationaux en matière pénale;
• Ingénierie de formation (pénitentiaire) ;
• Gestion administrative, financière et logistique de projets ;
• Ressources humaines : administration, gestion et recrutement ;
• Orateur et médiateur ;
• UE, UN, (DPKO-OHCHR), CICR, Penal Reform International, RCN, ASF, HI, ECPM, AFD, UWCza
Alexis Bouvy
Belgium
Expert in Peace-Building, Stabilization and African Great Lakes Region
Partner of C-lever.org
Alexis has 15 years of experience in the field of peace-building and stabilization in the African Great Lakes, and especially the DR Congo. He has specialized both in research and analysis of conflict dynamics, and in the evaluation of peace and stabilization programmes. He has worked as a consultant for various organizations such as MONUSCO, UNDP, Interpeace, International Alert, Oxfam, Danish Refugee Council, Avocats Sans Frontières, on a wide range of issues related to peace and stability such as : armed groups, land, power, identity, local governance, DDR, justice, or agriculture. One of his key area of expertise relates to the methodologies of bottom-up peace-building and Participatory Action Research. On a more personal note, Alexis has also developed photo and video projects in the DRC, focusing on the daily realities of armed conflict for civilians. Alexis has two masters; in Anthropology and in Development Studies.
Hilde Geens
Belgium
Consultant
Associated Partner of C-Lever.org
Hilde Geens has a master’s degree in political communication and a master’s degree in international relations and diplomacy. With 6 years’ professional experience, her areas of expertise include monitoring and evaluation, capacity building, outcome mapping, theory of change and M&E systems. Hilde worked as a regional programme officer for the Great Lakes Region and as Quality and methodology policy advisor for a medical NGO. Hilde also contributed to several scientific articles on the subject of development cooperation, the SDG’s, land grabbing and agricultural policies. Since October 2019, Hilde started working as a junior-expert for C-Lever.org.
Godefroid BIGIRIMANA
Belgium
Design, Monitoring and Evaluation and Data Management International Consultant
Associated Partner of C-Lever.org
Godefroid Bigirimana is an experienced statistician and expert in monitoring and evaluation. He obtained his degree in statistical engineering in 2008 and also holds a Harvard University Certificate in using Python for Research. Godefroid brings strong expertise in social and developmental research and statistical methods, built through ample work experience on formative and evaluative research and analysis. He has been involved in study design, implementation, analysis and reporting for large-scale surveys, covering both baseline studies and impact evaluations. He also worked on the design and implementation of quasi-experimental and mixed methods research on a range of topics; including gender, agriculture, public opinion and financial access.
For many years Godefroid worked full-time with different international organisations, for example: from 2009 to 2010, he worked as project design, monitoring and evaluation coordinator at Search for Common Ground in Burundi (with missions in Rwanda and the Democratic Republic of Congo); as a statistician (expert) at the Belgian Development Agency BTC (Actual ENABEL) from 2010 to 2016 and since 2016 to November 2019, as an international expert in charge of Programme Monitoring, Evaluation and Data Management at UNDP (United Nations Development Programme) in Brussels. He is well versed in setting up Computer Aided Personal Interview (CAPI) using Survey-CTO, KoBoToolbox, ODK-X and other Survey Solutions. For data analysis, he is well versed in SPSS, Stata and Pyhton. In data visualisation, he frequently uses Python Libraries ( Matplotlib, Seaborn, ggplot, …) and Power BI.
Godefroid is specialised in development of Remote Data Collection and Analysis using Mobile phones/Computers/tablets and Service-Oriented Architectures Systems for organisations, projects and programmes with teams disseminated/based in different locations/sites (countries).
Namratha Ramanan
Belgium
Research Consultant
Associated Partner of C-Lever.org
Namratha Ramanan is finalizing a PhD in Psychology and Educational Sciences from KU Leuven, Belgium with an expertise in children’s and human rights. Her research has focused on familial separation in the context of live-in child domestic work in India. She is a highly skilled and creative researcher, specializing in designing and conducting qualitative research, conducting research with vulnerable communities, contextual interviewing, qualitative and quantitative data analysis and project management. She has conducted empirical studies with laborers in slavery and slavery-like situations in coffee plantations in India, child laborers in informal labor sectors like domestic work, elderly and child care provision, street vendors among others and desk-research on child labor in the cocoa sector.
Originally from India, Namratha has been involved with community-based, culturally relevant projects to address child and human rights violations, the most recent of which has been as a member of the working group of ‘Youth and Decent Work’ for Beyond Chocolate where her main contributions were to evaluate the effectiveness of human rights due diligence promises in self-declared sustainability protocols of chocolate manufacturing companies and development of indicators to evaluate further impact of programs aimed at reducing child labor in Ivory Coast and Ghana.
She also holds a MSc. in Forensic Odontology from KU Leuven, Belgium. This diverse educational background lends itself to her conducting projects from a pragmatic yet humanitarian approach.
Karim Chetioui
Jordan
Labour market and employment policy consultant
Associated Partner of C-Lever.org
Karim is a dual national, Belgian-Tunisian, who lives between Belgium and Jordan. With 16 years of professional background in the private and public sector, he gained a strategic planning and policy implementation experience in the field of labour and employment policies. He also has significant experience in programme and project management, change management, capacity building, monitoring & evaluation processes, organisational and/or institutional empowerment, HR management, peer review, learning process and building synergies between public and private actors.

He held multiple executive and managerial positions at the Brussels Public Employment Agency (ACTIRIS), including as a member of the executive board, head of the international affairs department and advisor for the European Public Employment Services Network. He also worked in very different of contexts, including developing and post-conflict settings, such as in Morocco and Ivory Coast.

Languages: French, English, Arabic and fair Dutch.
Lenka Tucek
Czech Republic
Senior Consultant
Professional affiliated to C-Lever.org
Lenka has 25 years of professional experience. She worked with the Swiss bilateral aid agency, as a senior manager for risk management services of a Big4 in Switzerland and also for UNDP, where she executed general management functions and oversaw the implementation of Global Fund grants. She worked as well for other UN agencies, international consulting firms and international NGOs.
Lenka´s strength are in accountability, budgeting, procurement systems, as well as in conducting organizational and implementation reviews. She has significant experience in public health.
Together with her Master´s in Business Management, Lenka holds a postgraduate degree in Epidemiology and Biostatistics, and is a Certified Internal Auditor.
Lenka has ten years of Sub-Saharan Africa public health experience, several years of experience in the post-Soviet countries, as well as two years in Oceania.
Lenka is fluent in Czech, German, English, French, Portuguese, Spanish and Russian.
Cynthia Benoist
France
Consultante
Professional affiliated to C-Lever.org
Cynthia Benoist est diplômée en ethnologie de l’université d’Aix-Marseille (2004) et obtient en 2007 un master 2 en coopération internationale au sein de l’Institut de Relations Internationales et Stratégiques (IRIS) à Paris. Ses mémoires de recherche ont porté sur l’économie parallèle dans l'Argentine post-crise économique ainsi que sur les violences faites aux femmes et le phénomène de féminicide au Guatemala.

De 2007 à 2008, elle coordonne et développe un fonds associatif, puis part trois ans au Guatemala en tant que coordinatrice d’un projet d’intervention civile de paix et de protection des défenseurs des droits humains. Par la suite, elle occupe un poste de responsable administrative et financière au Burkina Faso avant d’être la coordinatrice projets de RCN Justice et Démocratie en RDC (2014-15) puis cheffe de mission pour Avocats sans Frontières Canada au Guatemala.

Depuis 2017, elle met ses compétences au service de la coopération internationale au travers de missions de consultance. Elle a notamment appuyé techniquement un projet de lutte contre la corruption, financé par DFID en RDC. Dans ce cadre, elle a coordonné l’élaboration d’un guide juridique sur la corruption à l’attention des magistrats congolais, ainsi que différentes actions conjointes à Goma, entre les institutions publiques, les associations d’entrepreneurs et les médias locaux, afin de sensibiliser le grand public sur les questions de corruption.

Début 2019, elle a réalisé pour Avocats sans Frontières une étude socio-anthropologique sur les acteurs de justice en République centrafricaine.
Ses expériences de mise en œuvre de projet dans le secteur de la justice et du droit dans des pays en post-conflit ont forgé les compétences de Cynthia, à la fois généralistes (gestion de projets) et spécifiques (questions de genre, anticorruption, droit foncier et des peuples autochtones, etc.).

Cynthia parle couramment le français, l'anglais, l'espagnol et à un niveau intermédiaire en portugais.
Levius Koyio Matseshe
Kenya
Dr.
Professional affiliated to C-Lever.org
Dr. Levi Koyio holds a doctoral degree in Business Administration (DBA) specializing in Management, MBA in Strategic Management, Hons. BA in Economics and Business Studies and Certificate in Governance from be the Les Aspin Centre in collaboration with Marquette University, USA.
Dr. Koyio is a Management Consultant of over twenty (20) years both locally and in the region in the areas of organizational development, strategic management and planning, policy formulation and implementation, Project Management, M&E, Performance improvement – managing the value chain across-sectors. Over the years Dr. Koyio has consulted for the Centre for British Teacher Education Trust (CfBT) as a regional consultant developing education sector development plans, appraised national education sector strategic plans for funding by Global Partnership for Education (GPE) for Somalia (Central Somalia, Somalinad, Puntland). Undertaken educations sector scoping study for South Sudan, Kenya Country Strategy for VLIR-UOS – A study that identified focus areas for collaborative research between Belgium (the Flanders) and Kenyan universities (for 12 years since 2015). Besides these, Dr. Koyio has facilitated the development of strategic plans for over 25 local organizations across- sectors and has practiced as a part-time lecturer since 2002. He is a trained facilitator.