CEO - Community / Land / Resource Management Project Manager

Thomas MANTET holds an engineering degree from the Ecole Nationale du Génie de l'Eau et de l'Environnement de Strasbourg (ENGEES). He has 12 years of experience in the rural world, particularly in the structuring of farmers' organizations.

With more than 10 years spent as a resident in West Africa, particularly in Senegal, he has developed a very fine knowledge of local socio-economic dynamics and the organization of the peasantry, for the valorization of natural resources for production and economic development. He also has a perfect mastery of the aspects of local governance between users and managers for the proper perpetuation of rural engineering infrastructures.

Within this framework, he has been working since 2020 with large industrial and gold mining companies as a project manager for the elaboration of long-term community development strategies, the resulting local economic development plans, and the design/implementation/monitoring of action plans for the valorization of areas, in order to encourage the valorization of natural resources and the economic growth of populations. It is therefore interested in all the strategic components associated with industrial infrastructures, namely: the environment, community organization, local governance, economic development, income-generating activities, information/education/communication at all levels.

Having designed several hydro-agricultural perimeters and having supervised numerous development studies, he has a very good knowledge of hydraulics, agronomy and social aspects of development and farming practices. In this context, he has been working for the last 10 years as an expert in Social Water Management within the Scientific and Technical Committee for Agricultural Water (COSTEA) where he brings his expertise to bear on the various Irrigation Development and Management companies in West Africa, whether in Senegal, Mali, Mauritania, Guinea, Ivory Coast, Burkina Faso, Niger, Chad, etc.

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