Cecile joined Conciliation Resources as South Asia Programme Coordinator in October 2017, and became Project Manager in January 2019. In these roles, Cecile mobilised funding and negotiated Grants for the South Asia Programme, managed donor relations and implemented a series of projects in India and Pakistan focusing on Kashmir as well as in Afghanistan. As of June 2021, Cecile is the South Asia Programme Manager where she will continue to coordinate and lead CR's intervention in the region.
Prior to this Cecile worked for five years with UNDP Zimbabwe on projects related to peacebuilding, dialogue and governance. Throughout her work, she developed a strong interest in finding innovative and collaborative ways to consolidate peace efforts both at local and national levels in complex environments. Her previous experiences were in Thailand with a grassroots organization (Foundation for Education and Development) and in China with UNIFEM.
Cecile holds a Master degrees in International Relations with the Institut d'Etudes Politiques de Grenoble (France). She speaks French and English fluently, with good working notions of Chinese Mandarin and Spanish.