“Dangerous Profits,” How Hippos Pay Salaries of Militiamen in DRC-Uganda Border
Hippos in Africa's Great Lakes are facing extinction, with their populations rapidly decreasing in parks like Virunga and Murchison Falls.
I am an agro-economist with over seven years of international experience in the field of fisheries, governance support, natural resource management and community development.
Originally from France, the sea was at first the background of my adventures and dreams before becoming the central point of my life. While fascinated by this ecosystem and its mysteries, I also quickly became interested in human-marine natural resources relations.
Before joining GRID-Arendal, I navigated between project implementation and science-based research as a project manager in Southeast Asia, Africa and Central America. I had the opportunity to get involved in resource management, governance, policy support and climate change impact mitigation with organisations such as the Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO) and the WorldFish center, building my profile as a marine environment expert through diverse field experiences.
I now have the pleasure to be part of the GRID-Arendal “Transboundary Governance and Environmental Crime” team. My work focuses on different themes and programmes, including the management of a project against Illegal Unreported and Unregulated fisheries activities on the African West coast, supporting the local institutions and communities in their will to improve the governance of the local resources; or the Investigative Environmental Journalism grant project, placing environmental crimes in the spotlight of international attention and engaging in actions against it.