Jean-Maurice Durand

Engineer General in Water and Forests by background. Seconded by Expertise France to FAO as Senior Land Tenure Expert

Portfolio manager of a group of projects implemented in Francophone Sub-Saharan Africa and North Africa.

After having worked during around 12 years in West Africa, mainly on water resources management, I spent 7 years in French Guiana as deputy director and finally director of agriculture and forestry. Then I worked for IFAD during 4 years on land tenure issues and I joined the FAO land tenure team in 2014 to develop and implement land governance improvement programmes.

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The conference debates and results will contribute to achieving the objectives of the thematic areas – “Groundwater in a Changing Environment” and “Education Key to Water Security” – of the 8th phase of the UNESCO IHP programme on “Water Security: Responses to Local, Regional, and Global Challenges.