Speaker Details


André Pouillès-Duplaix

Director, Agence Française Développement (AFD)

André Pouillès-Duplaix is an agricultural economist, specialized in tropical agronomy. Before being designated for the position of AFD Country Director for Mauritius and the Seychelles, he has worked in several foreign countries (Burkina Faso 1983-1984, Cameroon 1986-1992, Vietnam 1997-2000, Lao PDR 2000-2004, Cambodia and Lao PDR 2011-2015) for the Agence Française de Développement (AFD).

In 2006, he was appointed within the Ministry of Foreign Affairs as deputy director of sector policies and Millennium Development Goals.

In 2009, he went back to AFD as deputy director of the Operational Department, in charge of seven divisions (agriculture and rural development, local authorities and urban development, water and sanitation, education and vocational training, infrastructures and environment, health and social protection, financial and private sector development) as well as of three cross-disciplinary units (environmental and social support, climate, technical assistance and capacity building).

In 2015, he was appointed as Director of Cross-Cutting Support Department, supporting and overseeing ((i) social and environmental diligences, (ii) procurement procedures, (iii) governance and capacity building, (iv) sustainable development analysis, (v) fragility, conflict and violence, and (vi) climate).