Shared convictions within an open think tank
(Re)sources unites around twenty members: development militants, academic staff, political VIPs, business operators and international institutions. Their combined input enriches debates on established points of consensus and can be used to apprehend water and energy problems from several different angles - regulatory, economical, social and even sanitary - however, the constant focus is to find hands-on long-lasting solutions.
Over and beyond the differences in their mindsets, commitments and activities, all (Re)sources members share the conviction that access to essential services represents an absolute priority for the economical, social, environmental and political development of the emerging world.
The fulfilment of the Sustainable Development Goals, set out in 2015 by the international community, is the key to this development and is a major challenge for the years to come: although the advances recorded with the Millenium Development Goals are a great step forwards, more still needs to be done. The access to essential services remains deeply unequal.
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Founder of the NGO Solidarités International.
David is an expert on social innovation and "Bottom of the Pyramid" accessibility strategies. He worked in several international consulting firms as a consultant on CSR issues. He also founded “L’Observatoire du BoP”, a research and monitoring unit on “Bottom of the Pyramid’ initiatives and strategies worldwide. He is a full-time professor at HEC in the framework of the “Social Business Enterprise and Poverty” Chair. Furthermore, he runs the publishing collection Editions Hermès Sciences Publication and co-directs a business review, la Revue Française de Gestion. David graduated from HEC and Sciences Po in Paris.
President of (Re)sources.
CEO of Veolia.Africa and Middle East
Senior Vice President of Veolia Africa Middle East and General Secretary of (Re)sources
Graduate from Ecole Normale Supérieure (Mathematics) and Ecole Nationale des Ponts et Chaussées (Engineering school, Paris), she holds a PhD in Mathematics.
Martine Vullierme started her career as a researcher in applied mathematics and was a visiting scholar in Stanford University (1984-1985).
In 1989, Martine Vullierme joined Veolia Water where she held various positions, both operational and corporate: Deputy manager of an Engineering Department, Manager of a potable water treatment plant, Responsible for staffing, mobility, compensation & benefits of the managers in the HR Department, Deputy director of the French Contracting Department, then Deputy Technical Director.
In September 2010, she became Chief Risk Officer of the Veolia Group and in 2012 became Senior Vice President in charge of Marketing for Veolia, in the Innovation and Markets Department.
Since August 2014, she is Senior Vice President of Veolia Africa Middle East, in charge of operations
Dr. Tatiana Thieme is a researcher and Lecturer (Assistant Professor) in Geography at University College London, bringing together cross-disciplinary interests in urban anthropology, development geography, and social enterprise. Tatiana Thieme has a BA in Anthropology from Cornell University, an MSc in Anthropology and Law from LSE, and a PhD from the University of Cambridge. Her PhD dissertation (2013), titled Trash and Toilets: the ‘Hustle’ and the Informal Economy in Mathare, Kenya, was based on 15 months of ethnographic fieldwork in one of Nairobi’s oldest and largest slums studying the informal waste and sanitation labour taking place in neighbourhoods experiencing persistent sanitation poverty (inadequate infrastructure and minimal municipal provisions of basic services). For the last decade, Tatiana Thieme has situated her work at the nexus of critical academic reflection and practice. In particular, her recent research and teaching includes a focus on hybrid development models that include market-led approaches to basic service provision. Prior to, during and following her PhD work, she has been involved in applied research with social enterprise ventures in Kenya, India, Philippines, and South Africa focused on improving access to urban sanitation, nutrition, and energy for the urban poor. She is also interested in exploring the extent to which insights from this work situated in the global South might apply in the context of austerity urbanism in European cities where high unemployment rates and the retreat of formal support systems amongst youth are shaping alternative coping strategies and parallel economies. Tatiana Thieme is also a visiting Lecturer at HEC’s programme on Business and Poverty in Paris, an academic advisor on the British Academy’s Urban Futures research programme, and as of 2016 a new member of the thinktank (Re)Source, focused on access to basic services including water, sanitation and energy.
Gilbert Houngbo is the President of the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD)
Gilbert Houngbo served as Prime Minister of Togo from 2008 to 2012. In this capacity, he focused the government's efforts towards substantial improvement in the areas of rule of law, civil liberties, social cohesion, Economic reforms, including the Heavily Indebted Poor Countries (HIPC) program, good governance, rural development, social improvement, and shared growth.
Mr. Houngbo served as Deputy Secretary General, Deputy Administrator and Director of UNDP in Africa. He has led UNDP's economic and social development activities in 45 countries in sub-Saharan Africa. He joined the UNDP in 1996 as a financial expert and served as controller and director of finance and administration from 1998 to 2003. Mr. Houngbo also has extensive experience in the private sector (1986-1996) working for Price Waterhouse Canada, where he specialized in operational and financial rationalization, sustainability services and financial recovery.
In 2013, he joined the International Labor Organization as Deputy Director General for External Programs and Partnerships.
In February 2017, he was appointed President of the International Fund for Agricultural Development.
Previously, she produced and hosted many other programmes such as Décryptage or Mes Amériques.
Between 1989 and 1991, she worked as permanent special correspondent to Washington DC before becoming senior reporter for the International department of RFI in Americas from 1991 to 1997.
Executive President & Managing Partner of Amethis Finance
Graduated in both agronomy and finance Luc Rigouzzo is currently Executive President & Managing Partner of Amethis Finance, a platform for financial and investment advisory services for long–term investors in Africa and the Mediterranean. He was previously the CEO of Proparco and devoted the first 14 years of his career to project finance in the agribusiness and food sectors of emerging countries at the French Agency for Development (AFD) and at Proparco. Luc Rigouzzo also joined the agribusiness department of the International Finance Corporation, financing projects (expansion programs, restructurings, syndications, privatizations, start-ups) in Latin America and Africa Luc Rigouzzo joined the AFD again in 2000 as Deputy Director for the Mediterranean department and was also member of the AFD Executive Committee and Chairman of the Board of European Development Finance Institutions.. He is a Board member of “Danone communities”, an incubator for social enterprises. For the last year, he was Chief of Staff of the French Ministry for Development before founding Amethis Finance.
Dr. Asma El Kasmi is the Director of the Arab Water Academy (AWA) based in Abu Dhabi since November 2009. Under her leadership, this newly established regional centre of excellence for executive education in water has provided capacity development programs to decision-makers and senior professionals from throughout the Arab region.
Prior to joining the AWA, Dr. El Kasmi was in charge of international cooperation at the National Office for Potable Water in Morocco (ONEP) from 2004 to 2009. She worked closely with water operators and donors worldwide to put in place south-south and north-south cooperation schemes for capacity development in the water and sanitation sectors. From 1992 to 2004, Dr. El Kasmi served in several leading academic and research institutions in Europe, the United States and Morocco. Her distinguished career in cutting-edge scientific research in biotechnology and applications to water and environment, combined with her in-depth understanding of the dynamics, opportunities and challenges related to sustainable development led to her selection as the UNESCO Chair for Water, Women and Decision Power established at Al Akhawayn University in Ifrane (AUI) in April 2006.
Adviser to the Chief Executive Officer of Bolloré
Former Minister for Cooperation
Former Vice-President in charge of corporate security for Suez Environnement, Franck Galland created Environmental Emergency & Security Services, an engineering consultancy in urban resilience, with the aim of assisting local authorities and water and energy operators in anticipating and managing major crisis situations mainly due to natural disasters. F. Galland is also a Special Advisor to the Chairman of the French High Committee for Civil Defence, and an Associate Researcher at the Fondation pour la Recherche Stratégique in Paris. He is the author of well-received books on water strategic and security issues and of research papers and analyses on strategic and security challenges concernaing water ressources. F. Galland is an officer in the French operational army reserve (Lt-Colonel) and has also served several times in operations.
In June 2015, Laurence Breton-Moyet was appointed Executive Director in charge of operations of the French Development Agency (AfD). Since July 2015, she is also member of the Management board of Proparco (an affiliate of AFD focussing on the private sector).
Laurence Breton Moyet graduated from the Ecole des Ponts Paris-Tech and ESCP Europe business school and holds a civil engineering degree. Her areas of expertise include sustainable development, climate resilient infrastructure and economic and financial assessments.
Laurence Breton-Moyet gathered over 20 years of experience in international development. She first started at the World Bank as a long term infrastructure consultant before joining the French utility group EDF as an international development project manager. She joined the French Development Agency (AfD) in 2004. She is an expert in infrastructure projects, sustainable development challenges and the impacts of climate change. She is the Director of the Sustainable Development department, which encompasses natural resources management, agriculture, rural development and infrastructure.
Director of the Governance and Tripartism Department of the International Labour Organization
Former Minister of the Public Service, Work and Employment in Niger
University Professor at Institut d’Etudes Politiques de Paris.
Guillaume Josse is a geographer and urban planner, Managing Director of Groupe Huit since 2012, a consulting firm specialized in urban projects in the developing countries. Previously he worked at the French Development Agency (AFD) as a Project Manager and at the General Council of Essonne.
He worked for nearly 20 years on the issue of developing cities, both in Africa (Mali, Burkina Faso, Togo, Benin, Nigeria, Kenya, Senegal, Burundi, Madagascar, Cape Verde, Mozambica, Djibouti, Chad, Niger , Ivory Coast ...) and Asia (Laos, Vietnam, Cambodia) and Latin America (Haiti, Dominican Republic, Suriname)
He is now specialized in urban projects design and urban management improvement programs in developing cities.
Nejma Monkachi was born in Casablanca in 1973 and is a Territorial administrator.
In the earliest stage of her career, Nejma Monkachi divided her time between teaching and carrying out research on sociology of migrations as an associate professor, and writing as a Paris correspondent for a Moroccan weekly newspaper. She then takes civil service exams and is admitted at the Syndicat des eaux d’Ile de France (a public drinking water service for the Greater Metropolitain Paris area) as the financial and public service delegation director. She implements the control of the public service delegation.
As of now, Nejma Monkachi is Deputy General Manager in charge of resources within Syctom, the metropolitan agency in charge of domestic waste, and she manages the operations support departments (financial department, law and marketing department, assembly department, IT department and communications department).
Former Minister of Finances of Burkina Faso
Former General Director of PNUD.
Sanjeev Rao is the Founder and CEO of G2i-Ventures. He has an MBA from INSEAD (2000) and is on the board of a few Euro Indian ventures and Think Tanks. He is also one of the “Conseiller de Commerce extérieur” for France since 2009.
After 11 years in India, Sanjeev has just moved back to Europe.
Over the past years, Sanjeev has worked to trigger a Mindset shit in current and future leaders through transformational experiences through the initiative Mi-Shift.
While in India, Sanjeev also set up an NGO “Nakshatra” based in Bangalore slum to help in Euro Indian partnerships. Based in Bangalore with offices in Europe, they have worked on numerous projects in supporting Continental European Companies to develop within the Indian market and have assisted these companies in their operations and investments.
Previous to G2i, Sanjeev with the Boston consulting Group in Paris between 2001 and 2006. He worked on many international strategic, business development and change management assignments for major European Multinationals.
Bernard DE LA VILLARDIERE
Bernard de La Villardière participated to the launch in 1987 of the French radio France Info and the French news channel LCI in 1994.
In September 1998, he joined the French channel M6 to rule the news magazine “Zone Interdite”. In September 2006, he launches “Enquête Exclusive”, a weekly investigation magazine. He is still the presenter of this magazine.
Bernard de La Villardière created his own production company, Ligne de Front, in 2004. He produces 52 and 90 minutes documentaries for the French TV.
Bernard de la Villardière a présidé l'ONG Solidarités.
Bertrand Gallet has been Managing Director of Cités Unies France since 1998. As such, he actively works for the development of cooperation between French localities. He is therefore a local expert to deploy an efficient and effective implementation of national and global policies. From 1986 to 1988, Bertrand Gallet was special advisor to the Ministry of Education. With a teaching experience, Bertrand Gallet is recognized for his expertise on international
issues. From 1985-1986, he was Secretary General of the Interministerial Mission to the Prime Minister on addiction topic, and was elected as deputy mayor of Nogent-le-Rotrou (France) from 1983 to 1989 and Deputy of Eure-et-Loir (France) from 1988-1993.
Laure Criqui holds a Ph.D. in spatial planning and urbanism from the Paris-Est University and her work is centred around international urban development. Following a MSc at the London School of Economics, she worked on sustainable urban development cooperation at the French embassy in Morocco before joining ISTED to work on European projects. From 2010 to 2014, she conducted her Ph.D. at LATTS and wrote a thesis on the extension of electricity grids, water and sanitation networks in informal settlements. This was in partnership with the New Delhi Centre for Humanities and the French Institute for Andean Studies in Lima. Laure Criqui belongs to the association AdP – Villes en développement and is a board member of Projection Network.. She currently is a Senior Research Fellow in International urban development at the Institute for Sustainable Development and International Relations (IDDRI).
Former Minister of Cooperation and Honorary Member of French Parliament Graduated from Public Law and from the Paris Institute for Political Studies Paris (Sciences Po Paris), Charles Josselin is a French politician, and former Senator. He is currently Honorary Member of the French Parliament. He successively took on governmental positions as Secretary of State for Transport, Secretary of State for the Sea, and finally as Deputy Minister in charge of cooperation and francophony. Charles Josselin also served in the European Parliament from 1979 to 1981. He was also a major player in local and regional politics: Mayor of Pleslin -Trigavou , president of the General Council of Côtes d’Armor from 1976 to 1997, before becoming Vice President until March 2015. Throughout his career, Charles Josselin has been active in promoting the cities’role in bringing solutions related to urban issues. Convinced of the value of international cooperation between cities and regions, he chaired CItés Unies France from 2004 to 2011. He is now honorary president.
In memory to Michel Rocard, former french Prime Minister, whose conviction and détermination brought a valuable contribution to (Re)sources
Nathalie Delapalme is currently Executive Director and Board Member of the Mo Ibrahim Foundation in London on issues of governance and leadership in Africa. From 2007 to 2010, she was Inspector General of Finance in charge of where she led the RGPP Action Plans of the State, Official Development Assistance, and finally AFD. Previously, she spent the first half of her career in the Senate, mostly at the Finance Committee (monitoring the state budgets and accounts). She was Technical Adviser and Deputy Director of the Cabinet of Jacques Godfrain, Minister of Cooperation, from 1995 to 1997, and then Advisor for Africa and Development to the Minister of Foreign Affairs from 2002 to 2007.