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Bernard LE VAN XIEU, President
”Saint-Cyrien” and retired Colonel, Bernard (Bernie) Le Van Xieu holds a MA in International Relations. He is fluent in French and English. He was a political advisor at the Peacekeeping and Political Departments at the UN in New York during seven years. . He was also an export sales executive for a company selling humanitarian equipment, and an export sales engineer specialised in demining goods and services for SOFEMA (working with the UN and the EU).

He is the current Business Development Manager of the CEDS in Paris, and a volunteer General Manager of another NGO. He is an expert in international organisations, especially the UN. He has a deep knowledge of the various conflicts all over the world and on the issues threatening peacekeeping. He was elected as ECI President.

Paul PERRIN, Project Manager
Retired General, former Commander of a parachutist regiment and head of the French Army reserves, Paul Perrin is a military information expert in Africa, Near and Middle East. He has a deep knowledge of the African continent, where he has spent 6 years on various missions.
He is also a specialist in men management and training, in operation organisation and in crisis management. He has all the experience and competences necessary for a project related to ex-combatants and childsoldiers.
He is an Officer of the Legion of Honour and of Order of Merit (France and Central Africa).

Henri PINARD LEGRY, Alternate Project Manager
Retired General, former Commander of the 4th Foreign Regiment and deputy director in military information analysis, he spent several years on missions in Africa. He assumed top responsibilities in various operations, especially in Africa, as a specialist in men management and training.
He is currently the managing director of partnerships at the IHEDN (a famous interdepartmental think tank. His humanity and publications are widely recognized. His engagement for ECI DDR project answers to his deep aspiration and his proven competences. He is an Officer of the Legion of Honour and of Order of Merit (France).

Henri ROURE, Alternate Project Manager
Retired General, Henri Roure holds a doctorate in Internal Relations. He exercised operational responsibilities in Africa and commanded a French regiment in Gabon. His experience gave him a deep knowledge of the African continent and specialised him in crisis management. He exercised high degree responsibilities in officers training, as a man of high intercultural skills.
He has become a key-specialist about the reintegration and rehabilitation of ex-combatants and child-soldiers issue through his experience and competences in Africa.

Nathalie Delmote-Ferreboeuf joined ECI in the frame of its child-soldiers project.
Originally trained in general and industrial and organisational psychology, she specialised in the accompaniment of people in their self and professional reconstruction. Having a good knowledge in child psychology, she decided to join ECI child-soldier reintegration programme, in order to put her experience in life change accompaniment to the children from the Great Lakes region. She plays a key-role in the organisation and management of the psychological aspect of our child-soldier project. Trained as a HRD, she assists ECI in its recruitment and organisation.

Cyril MUSILA, Liaison Officer with local government
University professor in Paris and geopolitical expert in African conflicts, Cyril Musila specialised in the Great Lakes region. He conducted transborder cooperation and post-war reconstruction programmes in this region, as a member of the OECD and the UN.
He is regularly consulted by the high authorities of his native country in DRC, where he is recognized for his high-mindedness, his diplomatic skills and his deep-knowledge of the territory and actors. Professor Cyril Musila is a major asset to the success of DDR projects.

Jacqueline PAUMIER, Training Manager:
She is a licentiate in Law and studied in Sciences Po in Paris. She hold various positions in different Ministries (for instance, at the Ministry of Industry, the Council of State and the Administrative Court).
She works as a volunteer on a project of unemployed training and social reintegration and for the juridical protection of fragile persons and children in difficulty. She is the international jurist representative at the UNESCO.
She is at the head of the Training Department in another NGO.

Louisette LE FERS, Training Manager
Holds a MA in Politics and was a Professor of Economics. She is very concerned by the fate of poor populations, especially in Africa. Having a good knowledge of this continent and willing to make a difference, she decided to join several organisations in order to promote her ideals of peace, tolerance, and to defend Human Rights.
She is the managing director of the French Federation UNESCO Clubs Federal Council, which aims at training citizens according to the values proned by UNESCO. She is lead to interact often with children and adolescents in this context.
At the head of HAMAP TRAINING, she is involved in a current project of building a school in Burkina Faso for street children, child and adult literacy, adult training and malaria prevention.

Marie-Paule Babli, General Secretary
— Soon.

Louis DIATTA, Reintegration Project Officer
Holds two Master degrees in International Relations from the Center of Diplomatic and Strategic Studies (CEDS) Paris and the University of Dakar –Senegal. I additionally hold a diploma in the Politics of Sub-Saharian and Southern Africa from Sciences-Po Bordeaux – France.
Experience and interest in conflict resolution in Africa. Has specifically carried out extensive studies on Demobilization, Disarmament and Reintegration (DDR) in various African countries at CEDS and the sociology of conflict on the Great Lakes Region with the DR CONGO at Sciences Po. He also produced several works on the process of conflict resolution by the UN and the AU in the Great Lakes region. This research equipped him with theoretical tools that are mandatory for understanding and analyzing salient issues that come to play in the contemporary African Conflicts, their management and also their legal aspects.
He moreover has gained professional work experience in this field; since he coordinated the DDR activities of the NGO HAMAP (anti-mine activities) and ECI (Euro Cooperation Ingenierie) for two years. During this time he gained professional experience through ex cution of duties comparable to those of the proposed Tender.
His knowledge, skills, acumen can positively contribute to the effectiveness of the Bid implementation ; specifically, his masterly of both English and French, his excellent organization skills, his enthusiastic character among others will facilitate a meticulous and efficient execution of the duties involved in the Tender in Sudan.

Jean-Claude WITANDAY, DDR Officer
Trained as a psychopedagologist and native from Congo, Jean Claude Witanday is a member of the scientific body at the Pedagogical University in Kinshasa. He worked with various Non Governmental Organisations and UN Agencies in the logistical department and as Social Assistant to armed conflicts victims in DRC during 12 years.
He gained an experience on ground in Demobilization, Disarmament, and Reintegration, helping the community in family research, re-uniting and reinserting child-soldiers and/or IRC (International Red Cross) excombatants in their family.
He is currently a Belgian Technical Cooperation (BTC) advisor in a project of Support to the Health System Rehabilitation in the equatorial region in DRC and a volunteer DDR Officer at ECI.

Elodie PELOIS, DDR Officer
MA Student in Humanitarian Management and NGO Organisation , she is finalising her university year at HAMAP.
Very sensitive to the DDR and child-soldiering cause, she decided to join ECI and HAMAP as a volunteer. She is currently working on excombatants Demobilization, Disarmament and Demobilization in Africa and on hydraulic projects in Cambodia.

Chady HAGE-ALI, Political Affairs Officer
Holds a MA in International Relations. He is particularly interested in post-modern conflicts analysis (infra-state and asymmetrical) in Middle-East and Africa.
Very sensitive to the impact of those conflicts on local populations’ life and concerned by the future of their youth, he joined ECI and HAMAP as a volunteer. He is working on Demobilization, Disarmament and Reintegration project in Africa and on a demining project in Lebanon.

Claire TRAMOND, Project Officer
She holds a master degree in Public law and in geopolitics. After two years with a professionnal Association in the agro-industry sector organising French business missions in subsaharian African countries, she spent two years in Kenya with a French NGO, teaching Law at the Catholic University of Eastern Africa.
Back in France, she decided to get involved in the humanitarian sector and integrated a master degree in Management of humanitarian projects.
She is currently finalising her master degree with HAMAP and holds the volunteer job as DDR Project Manager (rear HQ in Paris).

Nicolas PUPIER, Public Relations Representative
Nicolas Pupier holds a MA in Western civilisation and a doctorate in British Literature. He is currently working in the field of communication and journalism. Sensitive to the DDR and child-soldiering cause, he joined ECI as a volunteer. He is in charge of various communication and public relations projects.

Emilie KUHN, Procurement and Tender Officer
Holds of a Master’s degree in Education and presently taking a Master’s degree in Business Management, she has worked in the net of French Foreign Cooperation as a teacher and manager. After a work experience in Haiti, she decided to get involved in the field of development and humanitarian cooperation with both HAMAP and ECI NGOs by working as a volunteer Procurement & Tender Officer.
She is also active on various projects, from DDR to healthcare assistance to emerging countries.

Nicolas Le Van Xieu, Legal Officer

He holds a MA in Public Law and is currently working as Jurist and Public Markets Manager at the INSERM (French equivalent to WHO). After his studies in Middle-East, Berlin, Texas, and New York, he attended a school of computer engineering, before graduating in Law. He is fluent in English and French.
Very sensitive regarding humanitarian causes, he is a volunteer for a NGO specialised in international development and for ECI as a Legal Officer.

Marion LE JEAN
With a training in public international law, Marion Le Jean has an extensive knowledge of Humanitarian Law, Human Rights and the functioning of International Organizations. She then gained experience in advocacy and management of projects on human trafficking in Europe, the Caucasus and Central Asia.
Wishing to participate actively in the rehabilitation of child victims in the society which is theirs, she joined ECI as a Legal Adviser specialized in International Humanitarian Law, and Project Officer.

Jean-Philippe SAMSON
Holds of a Master’s degree in French American Management. Thanks to its self learning skills he is active in the webmastering of ECI-DDR’s Blogs and website.

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