JEAN GAUDART is a doctor, specialist in Public Health and Professor in Biostatistics. His research focuses on analyzing the spatio-temporal dynamics of epidemics, particularly malaria and cholera. In particular, he developed mathematical models to assess the relationship between transmission, especially malaria, and various factors such as the environment, economic behaviour and mobility.
He has been working closely for about 16 years with the Malaria Research and Training Centre (MRTC) in Bamako, Mali (Pr Ogobara Doumbo), and he currently leads the Epidemic Dynamics and Territory research axis within the UMR912. He is also responsible for a Master’s degree in Public Health, Societies, Developments (Aix Marseille University, distance learning), with nearly 60 students per year, and is a PhD supervisor for doctoral students from many countries (Mali , Burkina Faso, Senegal, Togo), in collaboration with local research partners.
He previously held, from 2013 to 2016, the position of Head of the Cooperation Unit at the Agency for sustainable Mediterranean Cities and Territories (AVITEM), while teaching territorial economics and project management in Masters at Aix-Marseille University and at Science Po Grenoble.
MARC LESCAUDRON is currently evaluator and trainer within Prospective & Cooperation. He was programme manager of abilities reinforcement of local actors in Western Africa, in the Mediterranean and in Latin America for 14 years. Within this context, he was in charge of feasibility studies, programmes’ conception and supervision.
He has a D.E.A in International Relations History from Sorbonne and the Universidade Federal da Bahia (Brazil), a Masters’ Degree in Organisations of Development’s Sociology in the IEDES (Institute for the Study of Economic and Social Development of the University of Paris 1 Sorbonne) and a Master’s Degree in Humanitarian Action and Law from Aix-Marseilles-University, lecturer in the Sorbonne- IEDES and in the Université d’Aix-Marseille since, he practices the principles of the active pedagogy and masters the tools of the participative institutional analysis.
Finally, he sponsored and led evaluations for several NGO (Non-Governmental Organization) and international organisations in Africa, in the Mediterranean and Asia.
SOPHIE BEAU is Founder and director of the humanitarian organisation SOS Méditerranée.
She founded Alisés Conseil (a health and social engineering consulting company) and was an Associate Director in Prospective & Cooperation. She then specialised in project management, strategic counselling and empowerment methods in the social and humanitarian fields.
With a background in Anthropology and Political Science, she managed health programmes for Médecins Sans Frontières and Médecins du Monde (in Europe, West Africa, Asia, Middle East, and Caucasus) and was the former director of a rehabilitation centre for the social reintegration in France (Fédération Nationale des Associations d’Accueil et de Réinsertion Sociale, Provence Alpes Côte d’Azur – Corsica – Overseas Departments), and structured the activities of the CMA CGM Corporate Foundation for children.
She has gained extensive experience in many areas such as diagnostic studies, planning and programme evaluation, in networking actions and advocacy campaigns.
ALAIN LE PLAIDEUR. Agricultural engineer and Doctor in Rural Economy, Alain Leplaideur lives an active retirement: former member of the Scientific Committee of Action contre la Faim and President of the CARI association which works in oases and arid regions.
After a career as a senior researcher at CIRAD, on agrarian systems and trade in local products, he joined the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to deal with issues of biodiversity, environmental research and sustainable development as a whole, in tropical areas where the ministry conducts projects.
Then, director of research at IRD, he took the lead for one of its five departments, the Department of Support and Training of Southern Scientists, where he used research management techniques to promote teams of African, Latin American and Asian researchers.
He has been President of Prospective and Cooperation from 2014 to 2016.
Currently director of the Acting Against Exclusion Foundation (FACE) of the department of Gard (France), he has been for four years (2008-2012) a cooperation attaché at the Embassy of France in Mauritania, in charge of the bilateral cooperation in matters of governance. For two years, he has provided technical and methodological support to GRET’s activities in Senegal. He has also held two management positions in France, coordinator of an association founded by the main networks of solidarity finance, and director of an intercommunal union with a Local Plan for Integration and Employment (PLIE).