CAP! draws upon multiple areas of expertise in order to bring comprehensive services to the advocacy projects of its clients.
Marine Gauthier – Founder and Advocacy Expert
A graduate of Ecole Normale Supérieure and a PhD candidate at the Graduate Institute, Marine Gauthier has worked for over a decade providing advocacy guidance and support to civil society organizations, particularly on questions relating to human rights and environmental governance. After working for multiple NGOs as well as United Nations agencies, Marine founded CAP! in 2016 as a freelance consultant. In the years that followed, she teamed up with a skilled and engaged group in order to enrich CAP!’s competencies. She conducted extensive field work in South East Asia, West and Central Africa, mainly in DR.Congo, and also works as an international expert on REDD+, rights-based forest protection, indigenous peoples rights and civil society participation to land-use management processes. She now teaches regularly in France and Belgium on NGO Communications and Advocacy strategies (EFAP, Mundo-B, ULB) and works in parallel with the Center on Conflict, Development and Peacebuilding.
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Marta Semplici - Monitoring and Evaluation Expert
Marta Semplici holds a Master's degree in European Affairs from the Institut d'Etudes Politiques de Bordeaux and is an independent consultant and trainer, expert on issues relating to international human rights law, civil society capacity building and European policies. Marta worked for ten years in the NGO sector as a programme and advocacy officer in collaboration with civil society organisations in Europe, Maghreb and the Middle East. Passionate about ethical and citizen lobbying, Marta likes to think about concrete and innovative actions to enable civil society to have an effective influence on political decisions. She has joined the CAP! team with whom she works primarily on external evaluations of programmes and the set-up of efficient Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning tools for advocacy.
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Bailey Castillo - Advocacy Assistant
Bailey Castillo graduated from The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 2016 with a Bachelors in Peace, War and Defense. In 2015, after spending a summer working in Zaatari Village, Jordan, she became particularly interested in global resettlement and advocating for a better system of social cohesion and integration amongst different cultures. More specifically, she is drawn to the question of individual and collective memory amongst refugees. Starting in the Fall of 2020, she will be pursuing a Masters in Social Work with a Global Concentration. She assists CAP! on research, trainings and communications.
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Clémence Berlingen – Development and partnerships
Passionate about development and socially-focused project management, Clémence Berlingen has participated in the emergence of numerous initiatives in the associative and SSE areas. Notably, she worked for several years developing new fundraising means for Oxfam France, expanding the NGO’s network of solidarity-based shops and organizing sporting events for its fundraising campaigns. Since 2014, Clémence has provided support services to assist independent workers to collectively establish and develop projects. She currently helps to structure and develop CAP! partnerships. Contact me: firstname.lastname@example.org
Atsu Senamé – Civil society and Change Oriented Approach
Atsu has 12 years of experience in strenghtening Civil Society Organizations and local authorities in Togo. He is one of the first to have experimented with the Change Oriented Approach (AOC) in Togo, within a programme support for territorial governance. He is the general manager of Knowledge City Togo, coordinates the activities of the Knowledge for Development Partnership platform (K4DP) and of Knowledge Management for Development (KM4Dev) in francophone Africa. Since November 2019, he has been Training Manager at Agence Nationale du Volontariat in Togo and is in charge of strengthening the skills of volunteers and their post-volunteer integration. He has nearly 10 years of proven experience in capitalization and evaluation of development projects and programmes.
Riccardo Pravettoni – Cartography and data visualization
Riccardo Pravettoni is a geographer and cartographer, and collaborates actively with CAP!’s analysis services. His expertise in cartographic analysis brings a geopolitical perspective to CAP!’s research assignments, as well as reports and visual publications using enhanced and innovative visuals and cartographic narrations. Riccardo also manages cartographic services for the Norwegian Center for Global Analyses (RHIPTO), where he collaborates with several international and United Nations organizations (PNUE, PNUD, UNESCO, UNSG, INTERPOL). His articles and maps have been published in Carto, Le Monde, l’Obs, The Guardian, El Pays, Al Jazeera, La Stampa and Politico.
Barthélémy Boika – GIS and participatory approaches
Barthélémy Boika is an expert in geographic information systems (GIS) and Technical Director of the Regional Documentation and Community Development Initiative (IRDAC). He brings to the CAP! collective a wealth of experience in advocacy using participative approaches, such as the use of participative 2D and 3D cartography in the African, Caribbean and Pacific Group of States (ACP). Currently engaged in the promotion of innovative geographic information technologies and drones in the service of sustainable development, he facilitates decision-making based on relevant geographic analyses and participatory cartographies.
Jérôme Agostini - Illustration and graphic design
Jérôme Agostini is an independent graphic designer and illustrator. He works for international organizations including the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), UN Women, the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) and Office for Project Services (UNOPS), as well as for non-governmental organizations such as Libraries Without Borders, Doctors of the World (Médecins du monde) and WeMove.eu. Jérôme creates communications materials and illustrations for web and print, and has contributed to several strategic communications reports and materials developed by CAP! for their clients. He also provided illustrations for the #StopGlyphosate campaign. Jérôme has published several books of drawings, including Souvenirs de guerre de Jacques Bertran, Mayotte and Tras Ayiti. http://jeromeagostini.fr
Clémence Sebag - Translation
Clémence Sebag has over a decade of experience as a certified translator. She specializes in sociology and European politics, having worked for several years for a European Union newspaper as well as a European think tank. Bilingual, she translates from French to English and from English to French, as well as from Spanish to both English and French. Her expertise has been indispensable to CAP!’s multi-lingual European campaigns, as well as to the translation of press releases and analysis reports. Clémence has also taught audiovisual translation in four London universities and now teaches the translation of economic articles at la Sorbonne-Nouvelle in Paris.