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Isabelle Antunès
A creative result-oriented geographer , International institutions and private sector
Dakar, Senegal
Creative, visionary and strategic development professional seeks challenging opportunity
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Area of Expertise:
  • Agriculture, Livelihoods, Microfinance, Rural
  • Director, CEO, COP, President
  • Monitoring, Evaluation, Policy, Research, Analysis
  • Trade, Finance, Economics, Cooperation, Global
Professional Experience:
A multifaceted result-oriented professional with a rich career in the world of development and international cooperation, guided by a practical and operational vision, entrepreneurial freedom and creativity, which has been built on a succession of experiments and innovative achievements.

A geographer with 30 years in the field as a team leader for the design, coordination, implementation, financial, public relations, and communication management of complex multidisciplinary, cross-functional, multistakeholder projects in different cultural environments in Asia-Pacific and Africa, including in conflict settings. A strategic and creative thinker. Demonstrated teamwork, innovation and excellence. Great interpersonal and diplomatic skills to influence and spur change, solve problems, facilitate and enhance performance. Bringing together people with different perspectives is my forte.

Key expertise: Economic growth, MSME and (micro)bankers’ capacity building to serve the informal sector, Creative economy, Ecological resilience and natural resource management, Agriculture, fisheries and nature-based Solutions, Governance, Communication and stakeholder engagement, Research, GIS.

In depth experience of Indonesia, Bhutan, Bangladesh, Pakistan, Senegal, Ivory Coast, Cameroon
Doctorate, Geography & Development
Local Fishery Development in Indonesia between Political Unity and Cultural Diversity, La Sorbonne-Université Paris IV, France, 2000.
Higher Post-graduate Degree, Geography & Development,
La Sorbonne-Université Paris IV, France, 1994.
MA, British Civilization, Université de Provence, France, 1992.

Affiliations and Achievements:

[ 1993 – 2015 ] Award winning & Television Documentary films

The Power of Savings and Community Entreprise
(2015) Happy Rain, a 52 minute film broadcast in December 2015 on France Ô and at COP21. Film quoted by climate change expert as a true example of "transformational adaptation". 2016 Ekotop Award and 2016 IOFF Recognition Award. A co-production Les Poissons Volants and La fabrique du geographe.
Value chain: the key role of the bank in building farmers' independence
(2006) Lady in Red, tomato in Senegal: a success story. A 52 minute film broadcast on France Ô, RFO, RTS and TV5 Monde; Selection at the Festival Vues d’Afrique 2007 – Canada. A France O production
Beyond preconceived ideas
(2001) Fishing dreams in Indonesia. A 52 minute film broadcast on RFO and FranceTélévision. A France 5 and Lieurac Production co-production
(1993) In the footsteps of Mundungkala: The Tiwi people. A 26 minute film broadcast on the RFO network and France Television. An RFO New Caledonia production.

Available for:
  • Consulting assignments
  • Job opportunities
  • Being headhunted – make me an offer

    Years of Experience:
    More than 20 years
    Highest Qualification:
    English, French, Bahasa indonesia
    Australia , France
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