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For 12 years, I have built my professional experience — in urban development project management in an international context — with major development players. I started working locally within an urban planner (SEMAEST) in Paris, then evolved into bilateral and multilateral cooperation. I supported projects within the French Development Agency (AFD) in Senegal, then, with a European cooperation agency (AViTeM) in Marseille, and United Nations agencies — UN Habitat and UN Capital Development Fund (UNCDF) — in New York, and more recently for the World Bank and the association urbaMonde. I mainly work on projects financing for local communities, adaptation to climate change and development of affordable housing in West Africa with States, national agencies, local communities and actors of international cooperation. This experience in Senegal was decisive, and a turning point leading me towards the world of urban development and international cooperation while reinforcing my convictions in this area where the inhabitants and end-users must be at the heart of the production of the city.