Cécile's recent work has focused on the expansion of social protection in low-resource and crisis-affected contexts. In particular, she has been working on understanding the conditions under which humanitarian action and social protection can coexist, converge and be mutually supporting.
Cécile’s experience crosses practice and research. She has coordinated interventions in conflict and post-conflict areas, and has served as technical advisor in food and nutrition security, as well as policy analyst, researcher and trainer in social protection for a large range of development partners, including the European Commission, the World Bank, UNICEF, DFID, the World Food Programme and Oxfam. She has particular experience in sub-Saharan Africa and has also worked in the Middle East, North Africa and Asia.
She holds an MSc in agronomy from Montpellier SupAgro and a PhD in governance and policy analysis from Maastricht University.