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Prospect Staff

The current staff is: 

Management

Eric EVRARD (EEV), Co-Chairman

Pascal LARDINOIS (PLA), Co-Chairman

Jean-Paul HERREMANS (JHE), Board Member

Programme Staff

Tom ANDRIES (TAN), Project Manager

An BOLLEN (ABO), Project Manager

Christophe DE JAEGHER (CDJ), Programme Director

Julie FISCHER (JFI), Project Manager

Manuel HARCHIES (MHA), Programme Director

Camille VASSART (CVA), Project Manager

Darline VELGHE (DVE), Project Manager

Thomas WOUTERS (TWO), Project Manager

Administrative Staff

Ana OLIVEIRA (AOL), Administration Manager

 

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Management

 

Eric EVRARD (EEV), Co-Chairman

Eric is a bio-engineer, holding a degree in agronomical engineering from the Université Libre de Bruxelles (1985). He also has a certificate in Project Cycle Management (1998). He has more than 20 years of experience and his fields of expertise are the co-ordination of multi-national projects and programmes, the methodological aspects of follow-up and evaluation and tendering.

Eric is one of the two Co-Chairmen of Prospect. He is presently the Team Leader of the Astrale LIFE Team that assists the European Commission DG Environment in the follow-up of LIFE projects in the whole EU territory and in the EU’s neighbouring countries.

Eric’s professional career started in Africa where from 1986 until 1992 he was involved in relief and rural development projects in Chad (AICF), Mauritania (Oxfam Belgium), Tunisia (ITTA) and Guinea-Bissau (Solidarité Socialiste).

Back in Brussels, he joined the European Environment Agency Task Force, where he managed projects aiming to facilitate the membership of future Member States to the European Environment Agency. He then co-founded Prospect C&S in 1994.

Since then Eric has been responsible for the development and management of several of Prospect’s ‘flagship’ projects, including: team leader of the Astrale Life Team (2005 – ongoing), team leader for the set-up of the European Topic Centre for Terrestrial Environment in Barcelona (2001-2002), team leader for support to Phare Countries to prepare for EEA membership and Co-ordinator of the Phare EEA/CORINE Project.

Eric is Belgian and speaks French and English.

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Pascal LARDINOIS (PLA), Co-Chairman

Pascal is a bio-engineer by training and he holds an agronomical engineering degree from the Université Libre de Bruxelles (1985). He has over 20 years of experience and his fields of expertise are the support to organizational development and project management in the field of environment and sustainable development.

Pascal is one of the two Co-Chairmen of Prospect and is responsible for strategic planning and organisational change.

After spending several years working in Africa on rural development and aquaculture projects, notably in Burkina Faso for SLCD (1986-1988) and in Madagascar for FAO (1989-1992), he co-founded Prospect C&S in 1994. He has contributed to the set-up and development of the company in the environment and rural development sectors.

Since then his professional work has taken him to Central Asia, the Balkans, Caucasus and more recently to the Comoros Archipelago, always in the field of environment and sustainable development. In this time he has developed specialisations in sustainable development indicators (SDI) and in organisational development methodologies.

Some of his projects include: consultant to EuroStat on SDI (2003-2005, 2007), organisational development consultant for the international organisations REC Hungary (2006-2009) and CAREC Kazakhstan (2000 and 2007), project manager for development of ECAT Tirana (2002-2003) and project co-ordinator for the Management of the Forestry Programme in Bosnia and Herzegovina (2000-2001).

Pascal is Belgian and speaks both French and English.

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Jean-Paul HERREMANS (JHE), Board Member

After a Master degree in Biology (1978), Jean Paul undertook a Ph.D. in Botanical Sciences, Nature Conservation and Management (2003). Both obtained from the Université Libre de Bruxelles. His areas of expertise are green spaces, landscapes and protected areas biodiversity restoration and management; environmental impact assessment; Natura 2000; communication in environment and project monitoring and evaluation. Jean-Paul is also a Suitably Qualified Ecologist-SQE for BREEAM assessments.

He worked at Inter-Environnement Wallonie as an expert on issues such as environment mainstreaming in rural development policy and environmental education. In this position he created in 1989 the still dynamic Belgian environmental education network Idée. From 1990 until 1999 he occupied the position of General Secretary at RNOB (Réserves Naturelles et Ornithologiques de Belgique), where among other tasks he started and coordinated acquisition programmes of land in Special Protection and Natura 2000 areas. As Scientific Adviser, Jean-Paul was involved in research and teaching within the Department of Botany of the Faculty of Sciences at the Université Libre de Bruxelles.

In 2000, Jean-Paul started his first collaboration with Prospect by contributing to the set-up of a feasibility study for the restoration and development of Sutjeska National Park in Bosnia-Herzegovina. He is a member of the monitoring team for LIFE Nature projects in the Benelux. He is now in charge of the “Green Spaces, Landscapes and Biodiversity” thematic group at Prospect. Since 2014 Jean-Paul is also member of the Board of Prospect.

Jean-Paul is Belgian and speaks French, Dutch and English.

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Programme Staff

 

Tom ANDRIES (TAN), Project Manager

Tom Andries has a Master in biology (University of Antwerp, 2000) with a specialization in ecology and environmental sciences.

From 2000 until 2011, Tom worked for the Flemish NGO Natuurpunt where he coordinated several LIFE nature projects. These projects focused on restoration of wetlands, oligo-to mesotrophic lakes, nutrient poor grasslands and heathland. During these projects he acquired a good knowledge of restoration ecology and eco-hydrology. He was also responsible for completing several nature management plans for Belgian Natura 2000 sites, which included stakeholder consultation processes and setting up communication strategies in order to raise awareness among the public and stakeholders. In addition, he has experience in vegetation mapping and GIS. Tom was also involved in the set-up of various monitoring schemes in the Flemish region. Since 2011 Tom lectured on nature management and policy for a wide variety of people: from the interested public and volunteers to professionals in the nature conservation sector.

Tom joined the Green spaces, Landscape and Biodiversity thematic unit of Prospect in October 2012, he is a member of the Astrale team and monitors EC LIFE nature and environment projects in Belgium, Luxembourg and the Netherlands. In addition, he is also involved in drafting management plans for Natura 2000 sites in Bosnia-Herzegovina and drafting an ecological vision for the upper part of the river Scheldt (Dostrade project).

Tom is Belgian and speaks Dutch, English and French.

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An BOLLEN (ABO), Project Manager

An Bollen graduated in Biology, specialisation Zoology from the University of Ghent (1998) and got a PhD degree in Ecology at the University of Antwerp (2003).

An has over 10 years of working experience in biodiversity conservation and environmental governance. As Program Manager of the NGO Madagascar Fauna Group in Tamatave (Madagascar), she was responsible for programme coordination (scientific research, conservation, environmental education and capacity building) as well as the management of two forest areas. While working for the UN Environmental Programme in the Asia-Pacific Region, she focused on capacity building of member states to ensure implementation of different multilateral environmental agreements, with a focus on the UN Convention on Biological Diversity and Framework Convention on Climate Change. She also gained familiarity with developing full scale proposals for the Global Environment Facility as well as the European Union. In her previous job with the NGO FERN as forest governance campaigner, her main role was to empower civil society platforms in West and Central Africa in negotiating and implementing the multi-stakeholder Voluntary Partnership Agreements under the EU FLEGT Action Plan in order to improve forest governance. This role included extensive participatory consultations, providing advocacy trainings for southern partners both on FLEGT and REDD processes, lobby work with EU, as well as developing and implementing project proposals on forest and land governance.

An joined Prospect's Green Spaces, Landscape and Biodiversity thematic group in April 2014 as a project manager. She is also a member of the Astrale team and monitors LIFE projects in Belgium and the Netherlands.

An is Belgian and speaks Dutch, French, English and Spanish.

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Christophe DE JAEGHER (CDJ), Programme Director

Christophe De Jaegher is an agricultural engineer (Université catholique de Louvain - UCL, 1984) with over 25 years professional experience in food security and rural development in Africa and South America.

He is the newly appointed Programme Director for the food security and rural development thematic group at Prospect.

From 2000 until 2014, Christophe was responsible for the food and nutrition security programmes at AEDES - Agence Européenne pour le Développement et la Santé - where he provided technical backstopping for dozens of long-term programmes as well as short-term missions. One of his main areas of technical expertise lies in food security information systems, field in which he has completed more than 45 consultancy missions for different cooperation agencies e.g.: EuropeAid, ECHO, FAO, AFD, OXFAM.

Before joining AEDES, Christophe spent nearly 10 years in Latin America supporting the implementation of several rural development and agro-forestry projects and programmes.

Christophe is Belgian and speaks French, Spanish and English.

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Julie FISCHER (JFI), Project Manager

Julie is a bio-engineer by training, holding a degree in chemistry and bio-industries, with a specialization in environmental technology and pollution remediation, from the Université Libre de Bruxelles (2009). She focused on techniques for the bio-remediation of hydro-carbon polluted soils.

Julie started her career as a trainee/junior consultant on soils with AGECO (2009). She has also worked in support and administrative roles for Wantedd, street casting agency, and in a medical office. She joined the Prospect team in February 2012 as Administrative Assistant and from May 2012 as Project Manager.

Julie is Belgian and speaks French and English.

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Manuel HARCHIES (MHA), Programme Director

Manu is a bio-engineer by training, holding a degree in agronomical engineering with a specialisation in land management from the Université Libre de Bruxelles (2006). He also has a certificate in Project Cycle Management (2008), Carbon Footprint (2011) and Climate Modelling (2013).

Manu has 7 years of experience and his fields of expertise are: climate change adaptation and mitigation, land management, biodiversity and nature protection. He gained hands-on experience in international project management and technical and financial follow-up.

Manu’s professional career started in Africa where he was involved in 2006-2007 in various internships and voluntary work related to rural development and nature conservation in Cameroon (APESS), Chad (CIRAD), Senegal (FAPAL, Narou Heuleuk) and Niger (CIRAD).

Manu has been working at Prospect since September 2007. He joined Prospect’s Climate Change thematic group and has been involved in activities linked to EuropeAid framework contracts (Lot 1 - Rural Development, Lot 6 – Environment, Lot 7 - Governance and Home Affairs and Lot 12 - Humanitarian Aid, Crisis Management and Post-Crisis assistance), tender development and providing consultancy services for in the field of air quality, GHG inventories and low-carbon development strategies.

Since June 2012, Manu administrates the Climate Support Facility Programme, an initiative of the ACP Secretariat funded by the European Commission and providing assistance to African, Caribbean and Pacific countries on climate change related issues.

Manu is Belgian and speaks French, English and Spanish.

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Camille VASSART (CVA), Project Manager

Camille graduated as a bio-engineer from the Université Libre de Bruxelles (2009). She holds a degree in chemistry and bio-industries, with a specialisation in genetics and biotechnologies.

After a year in Oceania volunteering on small rural projects, she worked a year and a half in Mauritius as a production manager supported by the French seconding programme VIE (Volontariat International en Entreprise). She then completed a specialised training in Environmental Management in April-May 2013.

She joined the Prospect’s Climate Change thematic group in June 2013 as a project manager. She currently manages a study on environmental profiles for overseas countries and territories for the European Commission. As a member of the Astrale team, she monitors LIFE projects in Belgium, Luxembourg and the Netherlands.

Camille is Belgian and speaks French and English.

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Darline VELGHE (DVE), Project Manager

Darline graduated as a bio-engineer in land and forest management. After six-months of volunteering in a reforestation project in Ecuador she started working with a small NGO that specialised in reforestation and sustainable forest management in Flanders. Her main tasks related to developing and running awareness raising campaigns. In 2009 she joined the forestry department at Ghent University, doing research on the economic and ecological implications of various harvest methods in small-scale forestry.

She joined Prospect in July 2010 as a project manager, where she is a part of the Astrale team, and monitors LIFE projects in Belgium and the Netherlands.

Darline is Belgian and speaks Dutch, English, French and Spanish.

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Thomas WOUTERS (TWO), Project Manager

Thomas is a bio-engineer by training, holding a degree in agronomical engineering with a specialisation in land management from the Université Libre de Bruxelles (2008). Thomas has 5 years of experience in land management, rural development and natural resources management.

For his master thesis, Thomas studied the problem of soil erosion in the Democratic Republic of Congo using remote sensing and GIS techniques in order to develop a tool for the detection of active/inactive gullies and their origins. Back in Belgium, Thomas carried a short-term assignment as a researcher at the Biological Control and Spatial Ecology laboratory (LUBIES). He then joined Saving Africa’s NAture (SANA) in Tanzania, an NGO specialised in rural development and sustainable resources management. With SANA and for nearly two years he was involved in the development of organic vegetable farming with rural groupings.

In May 2012, Thomas joined Prospect as project manager. He provides GIS support to project implementation in the field of natural resources management and monitors LIFE Nature projects in Belgium and Luxemburg. Thomas is also contributing to the development of the Food Security and Rural Development thematic group, in close collaboration with Christophe De Jaegher.

Thomas is Belgian and speaks French, English and Kiswahili.

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Administrative Staff

 

Ana OLIVEIRA (AOL), Administration Manager

Ana holds a degree in Social and Political Sciences from the Technical University of Lisbon (2004). She also obtained a certificate in Project Methodology in Social Sciences (2007).

Ana joined Prospect as an Administration Manager in July 2009. Since then, she has been assigned to support both the Astrale LIFE Co-ordination Team and Prospect Management. It is her task to deliver administrative support on ongoing projects, assist Prospect in maintaining internal and external communication and overseeing contract accountancy matters.

Her career began in Portugal in the field of Social Sciences, Social Gerontology and Immigration within NGOs. Following this, she contributed to several social inclusion, environment and conservation programmes in Belgium as a European volunteer for the Youth in Action programme. She has also worked as a Project Office Co-ordinator within the express and logistics industry.

A Portuguese native, Ana speaks Portuguese, English and French fluently and has a proficient understanding of Dutch and Spanish.

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