Expert Agroeconomiste et microfinance
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TAHIROU AMZA est actuellement fondateur et manger de PROXIFINA NIGER SA.

Il a travaillé pendant plus de 20 ans dans le développement en afrique.
Ahmad Salari
United States
International Development Consultant and Manager
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I have been involved in international development, democratic governance, rule of law, justice, human rights and civil society issues at the program and project management and consultancy levels with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) for over 17 years. I have worked in the field in complex places such as Iran, Afghanistan, Maldives, and Timor-Leste. I engaged closely with the national counterparts in these countries, including the civil society organizations, and also with the bilateral and multilateral donors building partnerships and establishing networks for effective implementation and monitoring of programmes, projects and initiatives. I traveled widely in the Asia-Pacific region on UNDP assignments and missions.

In addition and in the context of UNDP projects, I collaborated closely with the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR), United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD), World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), International Bar Association (IBA), International Federation of Journalists (IFJ), and Germany's GIZ. I was able to secure substantial financial contributions from donors such as the European Union, Norway, The Netherlands, Switzerland, Switzerland, and New Zealand, among others.

My international work always required strong interpersonal and communication skills, not only with the people at the organizational level but also with those that the development programmes and projects intend to help and empower. I have direct experience in building consensus, motivating teams, leading negotiations and facilitating discussions and consultations at both the high policy and working levels.

I have a Master of Arts in Law and Diplomacy (MALD) from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University (Medford, Massachusetts, USA), a Master of Arts in Cultural Anthropology and a Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology both from the University of Missouri (Columbia, Missouri, USA).
Else Keyers
Expert in conflict transformation, peace mediation and international cooperation
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Else Keyers has 15 years of work experience as a Belgian diplomat and in the European Union institutions. Working on multiple bilateral and multilateral foreign policy issues on all continents, she has chosen to specialize in conflict transformation processes. Else Keyers is a trained peace mediator and dialogue facilitator. She has extensive experience in conflict and context analysis, process design and evaluation, especially in the public sector. Furthermore, she provides political and strategic advise as well as change management services. In the field of international cooperation, her thematic focus lies on democracy, governance, gender equality and human rights. Else is fluent in seven languages (Dutch, French, German, English, Portuguese, Spanish and Italian).
Henk Hoefsloot
Netherlands The
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Henk is an accomplished environmental governance and rural development specialist with more than 35 years’ experience throughout Africa in policy and strategy advice, project development and implementation, program evaluation, human resource capacity development, and institutional development. Worked on forest and climate change issues, land use planning and sustainable development of agriculture and nature systems since the 1980s. Strong interest and experience with transformational change processes and the collaborative governance of commodity value chains from local to global levels.
From 2017 to 2020 he coordinated an EU programme on VPA-FLEGT and REDD+ in West Africa and led advocacy work on cocoa & forest initiatives in Europe and West Africa, and lobbied for investments in community based forest and land management in the Central Africa region. From 2001 to 2017, Henk undertook short and medium-term consultancies for a large variety of international development partners, including 12 Team Leader roles. From 1983 to 2001 he worked in the capacity of technician, trainer and programme director in a variety of integrated agriculture and natural resource management and conservation programmes.
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Nadia Mannaoui has a master’s degree in financial engineering, a ‘BAC+4’ degree in finances, and extensive experience in economic development, youth employment promotion and economic empowerment of women. She has 25 years of work experience, 11 of which in international cooperation projects in Morocco with the Belgian, British, German, Spanish, Italian and American cooperation agencies as well as with organizations of the United Nations. She has managed projects focused primarily on youth, women, and economic development, with a special emphasis on convergence and regionalization of public policies regarding employment and economic development. She undertook several international cooperation missions in Northern and Western Africa and in the Middle East.
With regards to children’s rights, Nadia has worked as a subsistence resources specialist in the project “Parcours Prometteurs” in the Marrakech Safi region, in collaboration with the Ministry of Work, Education and National Assistance, and financed by the international Department for Work: the project consisted of a formal educational part, an informal part for adolescents from 15 to 17 years old, and a part about strengthening the inspection of dangerous workplaces as well as children’s rights.
Morgane Boquet
Junior Management Professional
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Morgane has a Master in Business Engineering with a focus on International Business from the Louvain School of Management (Belgium).
She gained professional experiences through an internship at the Belgium Trade Commission in Vancouver and she also worked at Tramway21 which is a Belgian communication company focusing on the sustainable development of companies.
Morgane was also involved in projects that support companies struggling with the consequences of the COVID pandemic.
Ysé Sireuil
Junior Legal Expert
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Ysé has a master in Law, with a focus on International Public Law and International Criminal Law from the Free University of Brussels.
During her studies, she participated in legal clinics where she worked with NGOs and public bodies, principally on issues related to non-discrimination law and human rights.
She gained professionnal experience through an internship at the Multilateral Affairs and Globalisation Departement (human rights directorate) of the Ministery of Foreign Affairs of the Kingdom of Belgium.
She also joined the United Nations Youth Association (UNPA Youth) whose mission is to promote the values defended by the United Nations among young french-speaking people living in Belgium.
At, she is specifically working on projects aiming to reform the penal justice system of the Great Lakes Region's African countries.
Congo The Democratic Republic Of The
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Javier Koko Kirusha est Diplômé en Relations Internationales de l’Université Officielle de Bukavu, UOB depuis 2010. Il a une expérience importante de recherche quantitative et qualitative sur terrain en RDC avec un accent plus particulier sur la recherche qualitative. Il a une expérience dans le domaine de recherche qualitative et quantitative, de gestion administrative, de protocole et voyages, sensibilisations et animation communautaire. Il a travaillé tant pour des organisations que pour des prestigieuses universités et centres de recherche, où il a exercé différentes fonctions dans les domaines précités et a supervisé de nombreuses équipes d’enquêteurs sur le terrain. Il est engagé dans plusieurs associations des jeunes chercheurs et intellectuels Congolais. Il est initiateur et Directeur Exécutif de l’asbl « Actions pour la Promotion de la Jeunesse Africaine », APJ-Africa en sigle, ASBL œuvrant dans le domaine de recherche ainsi que la promotion des talents et compétences de la jeunesse.