Marie-Joséphine leads NRGI’s technical assistance project in Conakry, Guinea. She advises the Ministry of Mines and Geology on mining sector governance reforms, developing stronger rules and processes and contributing to capacity development. Before joining NRGI, she was a senior economist at the Canadian Ministry of Finance, specializing in development finance, international trade and financial sector policies. There, she led the Ministry of Finance’s engagement with the Asian Development Bank and the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank and served as an analyst for the African Development Bank. She also worked with other departments in the Canadian Public Service and the private sector in Canada and Switzerland.
Marie-Joséphine holds a M.A. in economics from the University of Montpellier I, a M.S. in administration (applied economics) from HEC Montréal and a graduate diploma in development studies from the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies in Geneva. Marie-Joséphine speaks fluent French, English and Kinyarwanda, as well as basic Spanish.