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Name : Damien Halley des Fontaines

Position: Head of the Stakeholders, Sectors and Activity System Unit

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Presentation of the member

Brief presentation

The Institute for Research and Applications of Development Methods (IRAM) has been active in the field of international cooperation since 1957. The Institute seeks to combine a high level of independent expertise with an ethical commitment.
IRAM has identified four priority issues for its actions: (i) Reducing vulnerability to hazards; (ii) Strengthening the capacity of local and national organizations to influence public policies; (iii) Re-appropriation of the development of territories by their actors; (iv) Training and socio-professional integration of rural youth.


- Diagnosis, feasibility and formulation
- Implementation of development actions
- Advice and methodological support
- Monitoring and evaluation systems
- Evaluation
- Capitalization
- Animation of networks
- Training
- Organization of study days and seminars

Areas of intervention

In 2014, IRAM intervened mainly in:
West Africa (Benin, Burkina Faso, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Nigeria, Senegal, Togo).
Central Africa (Cameroon, Gabon, Democratic Republic of Congo, Republic of Congo, Chad).
North Africa (Algeria, Morocco, Tunisia).
Asia (Cambodia, Laos, Vietnam).
East Africa (Kenya, Rwanda, Sudan, Tanzania).
Southern Africa (Botswana, Madagascar).
Middle East (Egypt, Jordan).
Europe (Great Britain, France).

Areas of specialization

- Access to energy
- Climate change
- Local development and decentralization
- Livestock and pastoralism
- Environment and decentralized management of natural resources
- Sectors and markets
- Training and integration of youth
- Gender
- Village, agricultural and pastoral hydraulics
- Micro and small enterprises
- Producer organizations and services to agriculture
- Agricultural and regional integration policies
- Food security and nutrition
- Financing systems and microfinance
- Rural business systems


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