Our Team

A fully committed and multi-skilled team at your disposal

  • Nordine Drici -
    Director

    As a Human Rights (torture, death penalty, women rights, child rights, asylum and migrations), Rule of Law, electoral processes as well as humanitarian affairs Expert, Nordine Drici has more than 15 years of field experience. He worked during nine years within the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) from 2000 to 2009 in Africa (Sudan, Sierra Leone), Asia (Afghanistan, Nepal), Middle East (Palestinian territories, Irak/Jordan) as well as in Geneva, as Head of Protection Sector for Europe, Russia and Central Asia. Back to France in 2009, he worked from 2009 till mid-2012 as a Human Rights Counsellor for the French MOFA. In that capacity, he contributed to the strategic definition of the French policy with regards to bilateral and multilateral cooperation on Human Rights.


    Nordine Drici then joined several CSOs from 2012 till 2015 (EuroMediterranean Federation against Enforced disappearances (FEMED), Action by Christians against torture (ACAT-France), as well as Together Against Death Penalty (ECPM). Meanwhile, he developped strong skills on matters related to educational engineering (as Lecturer in several universities as well aw within curricula managed by the French School for Administration (ENA). He also masters evaluation of electoral processes, thanks to his participation to several EU Electoral Monitoring Observation Missions (Sudan, Tunisia, Pakistan), before creating his own consulting office, in 2016.


    Expert in asylum and migration issues, Nordine Drici is a Associate Judge at the French Court for Asylum, thus representing the United Nations High Commissionner for Refugees (UNHCR).

  • Michael Hilton - Associated Consultant

    Holder of Master’s degree in International Development and a Bachelor’s degree in Economics (specialized in development economics), Michael Hilton has 15 years’ experience in managing humanitarian projects. He has worked for the United Nations (UN), the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) as well as with a number of international NGOs (notably Concern Worldwide).organisations non gouvernementales internationales (notamment Concern Worldwide).


    He has worked in numerous conflict zones including Burundi, Iraq, Rwanda and Sri Lanka.


    Currently, Michael Hilton is using his skills and experience in the international private sector in producing geopolitical and security analyses as a precursor to operations in high risk security contexts. He has conducted this distance work on numerous complex theatres including Afghanistan, Libya, Somalia and Syria.


    A dual national (British and French), Michael Hilton is a native English speaker and he is fluent in French. In addition to his existing professional commitments, he is currently studying to qualify for the Project Management Professional Certificate (PMP).

  • Soizig Dollet -
    Associated Consultant

    Following her Political Sciences Studies focused on the Arab World, Soazig Dollet thoroughly examined requests of persons seeking refuge in France as a Protection Officer at the French Office for the Protection of Asylum Seekers and Stateless persons (OFPRA) in Paris. She then joined the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) in ICRC field missions. In the course of 2009, she became the person in charge of the Middle East and North Africa Desk of Reporters Without Borders, till end of 2014. During almost 6 years, she whole-heartedly and strongly advocated for the right to inform and to be informed in the different countries of this region, alongside actors of information and Human Rights organisations. From 2015 onwards, as an independent consultant, she works with a number of institutions acting for the development of independent and free media in the Middle East. She is also working as a Lecturer at Sciences Po Aix.


  • Bénédicte Lucas -
    Associated Consultant

    Holder of a Master and a PHD in Advanced Human Rights Studies from Madrid Carlos III University, and a PHD in Law-Legal Anthropology from Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne University, Bénédicte Lucas is specialized in access to justice and rights, gender issues (women's rights, domestic violence, female genital mutilation), and vulnerable groups' rights (children, indigenous people, migrants refugees, people living in high poverty, victims of intrafamiliar violence). After working as a jurist at Directorate general for women in Valence in Spain, and Project Manager at Justice Coopération internationale in Paris, she's been working for 5 years as expert for the International Development Law Organization in South and Central America. In this framework she assists national institutions (Ministry of Justice, Supreme Court) or local institutions (City Council) in the implementation of services dealing with these topics (advice, study visits, trainings).


    In France she collaborates with Excision, parlons-en association! She is also judge for United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees at French Court for Asylum.


  • Audrey Djangotchian - Associated Consultant

    Holder of a Master’s degree in International Negotiation and a Bachelor’s degree in Modern Arabic Language, Audrey Djangotchian worked for 10 years in the Middle East and Asia both with the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) and the French Red Cross. She has an in-depth experience in the areas of protecting civilian populations and re-establishing family links. In addition, Audrey Djangotchian has a extensive expertise of detention environments in conflict zones and high risk contexts.


    Her linguistic capabilities (French, English and Arabic) have enabled her to work in a large number of countries. She is a Middle East specialist and has worked in Jordan, the Palestinian Territories, Syria and Yemen.


    Currently, she works as a court appointed legal guardian for vulnerable adults and combines this challenging activity with numerous on-going humanitarian commitments through a variety of ad-hoc field missions. Most recently, she returned from Greece where she was working with Syrian seeking refuge in Europe.

  • Pauline Chabbert - Associated Consultant

    Graduated from the Institute of Political Sciences and Holder of a Master in International Relations, Pauline Chabbert is a consultant and trainer. Her field of expertise is focused on gender, gender equality in public policies as well as projects dealing with international development. She is working with international as well as regional organisations (Organisation de la Francophonie, UN Women), with bilateral cooperations and NGOs, in France, Sub-Saharan Africa and around de Mediterranean Sea.


    She founded Autrement-Conseil, a consulting firm offering a large range of training and mentoring sessions on ways and means to better integrate a gender mainstreaming approach as well as gender institutionalization within public policies and international organisations. From 2009 till 2013, Pauline Chabbert in charge of Gender and Development within the French MOFA. In that framework, she supervised the drafting a the new French strategy in that area. She also acted as a coordinator of various development projects, as well as working groups dealing with girls schooling, women economic independence, women access to decision-making spaces, issues pertaining to the fight against violence against women alongside with sexual and reproductive health.


    Pauline Chabbert dévelops numerous training on gender issues for civil servants and program specialist. She is also providing studies and capitalization notes. She is also acting as Associated Director of Egae group.


    Pauline Chabbert est également Directrice associée du Groupe Egae.

  • Rodolphe Poirier
    - Associated Consultant

    Specialised in supporting Democratic Governance and promoting the rule of law, Rodolphe Poirier has been involved in development cooperation for over 20 years. He participates in the assessment, implementation and evaluation of many projects and programmes, particularly in the areas of strengthening civil society organisations, local governance and decentralisation, reform of the State, as well as in humanitarian action and Countering Violent Extremism.


    A graduate of the Architecture and Urban Planning School of Versailles (France), Rodolphe Poirier started his career as an architect and urban planner before joining various international NGOs from 1996, particularly France-Libertés Foundation. After working on several grounds of intervention, notably in Iraqi Kurdistan and Yemen, he then assumed the general management of the NGO DIA, in Marseilles, from 2002 to 2007, while teaching territorial development in “Paris IV - La Sorbonne” university.


    Rodolphe Poirier joined the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs in 2007 to serve as an advisor to civil society organisations in Guinea (2007-2012) and then as Cooperation Attaché in charge of Democratic Governance in Mauritania (2012-2016). Based in Tunis since 2016, he is currently working as an independent consultant.


    Thanks to this wide experience, Rodolphe Poirier has developed strong skills in project development, monitoring and evaluation, and has mastered the strategies, systems, and procedures of international development aid. Through his frequent missions in many countries (Iraq, Yemen, Honduras, Morocco, Mauritania, Lebanon, Egypt, Libya, Cape Verde, Guinea, Senegal), he has a thorough knowledge of West Africa, Maghreb, and Middle East region.

  • Anne Grandvoinnet Serafini
    - Associated Consultant

    Anne Grandvoinnet Serafini started to be involved in elections in Bosnia and Herzegovina in 1997. Since then she participated in more than 20 election observation missions with both the EU and OSCE/ODIHR as short term and long term observer and Core Team member in Asia, America, Europe and CIS countries. She worked for three years for the CNCCFP (Commission Nationale des Comptes de Campagne et Financements Politiques) the French National Commission in charge of controlling candidates electoral expenses. She is teaching in the Election Administration Certificate in Paris I, Pantheon Sorbonne.


    She is a fully accredited BRIDGE Facilitator. She delivered more than 30 trainings for EU, International IDEA, OSF, OIF Council of Europe, OSCE, EIUC, IPT to Election management bodies members, national and international election observers in French, English and Spanish. She is particularly interested in the participation of women in electoral processes and campaign financing issues. She holds a degree in Enconomics and Japanese.


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