Our team

Claude Mauret

CEO & Manager - Expert in institutions, management, and rural development

34 années d’expérience professionnelle dans la coopération internationale dans différents domaines d’expertise : secteur privé, institutionnel et finances publiques, décentralisation, développement local, rural, ressources naturelles, pastoralisme. 

With an agricultural, economic and legal background, Claude Mauret completed his education in 2013 with a master's degree from the École Supérieure de Commerce de Toulouse. He has developed an expertise in local development, rural development, natural resources, decentralisation and pastoralism through the implementation of major projects of the French, Danish and European Union cooperation 

He has acquired significant expertise in private sector support and microfinance. He also has significant experience in rural and pastoral hydraulics in the Sahel, where he started his career.  Over the last 10 years, he has also developed a strong expertise in the field of public finance (state, local authorities, public institutions) and the definition and implementation of the sector-wide approach in the agriculture, water, education and good governance sectors.  Finally, his positions as director and manager in international projects and structures have given him a strong capacity and experience in human resources management, marketing, and financial management. He is also a farmer in France. 

Caroline Dulau

Expert in public policy, evaluation, and capitalisation

16 ans d’expérience professionnelle 

Géographe en sciences sociales et diplômée d’un troisième cycle en gestion de projets internationaux, Caroline accompagne depuis 16 ans des agences de coopération, des ONG et des collectivités locales sur des missions d’assistance technique (gestion de projets, renforcement des capacités) ainsi que sur des missions court terme. 

She has carried out numerous project evaluations, situational and sectoral analyses, literature and desk reviews, needs identification studies, and stakeholder mapping. She works specifically on the sectors of education, vocational training, social policies, and local development. She has been living in West Africa for six years (Burkina Faso and Senegal) and has also spent two years in Central Africa, in Gabon for the Central African Protected Areas Network, and in French Guiana. She has been living in West Africa for six years (Burkina Faso, then Senegal and now Niger), and has also spent two years in Central Africa in Gabon for the Central African Protected Areas Network, as well as in French Guyana. 

Adeline Giraud

Expert in forest, climate, and rural development

16 ans d’expérience professionnelle 

Adeline is an agricultural engineer with a specialisation in forestry. She has spent a large part of her career in an international context, working for a development cooperation consultancy specialising in the environment, and then for an agricultural NGO.  

She has then been able to develop expertise in the fields of sustainable forest management, climate change mitigation and adaptation and environmental preservation in relation to rural development. Adeline has conducted missions in Central Africa (Gabon where she lived for two years, Cameroon), West Africa, Madagascar and Latin America. In her areas of specialisation, Adeline coordinates multi-year projects, carries out feasibility studies, analyses and diagnoses and implements training missions.

Gabriel Morin-Kasprzyk

Expert in agriculture, fisheries, environment and natural resources management

14 ans d’expérience professionnelle

Gabriel returned to France in 2018 after 10 years of expatriation and has been working for ACK since the end of 2019. As an agricultural engineer specialising in tropical and Mediterranean livestock, he has broadened his skills in the fields of rural development in southern countries, and in particular in sustainable and climate-smart agriculture: agro-ecology, agroforestry, watershed protection, development and management of irrigated areas, integration of agriculture and livestock.

Polyvalent et parlant anglais, espagnol et malgache, il a près de 14 ans d’expérience à l’international, essentiellement en Afrique subsaharienne et à Madagascar, mais aussi en Amérique du Sud et en Afrique de l’Est. Il a travaillé 5 ans comme assistant technique à Madagascar, d’abord sur un projet de promotion de la filière lait, puis sur un projet de promotion de l’agro-écologie et de protection des bassins versants autour de périmètres irrigués réhabilités. Il dispose de plusieurs références en évaluation et formulation.

Taha Labbaci

Expert in rural development and agricultural advisory

13 years of professional experience 

Taha joined the ACK team in December 2020. He is an agricultural engineer with 12 years of experience in NGOs and consultancies in the Maghreb region (Morocco-Algeria and Tunisia). He speaks French, Arabic and English. Taha started his professional career in 2010, in Morocco. Since 2015, he has been coordinating multi-country projects in North Africa where he has developed a very diverse and rich network.

He has extended his expertise in the areas of needs assessment, project design and financing, structuring of agricultural sectors, support to professional organisations, analysis of public policies and assistance in decision-making and strategic choices. He has worked as a consultant for several consultancy firms, particularly in the sectors of professional integration of rural youth, strategic planning, participatory management of natural resources, training and agricultural advice.

Marta Morin-Kasprzyk

Expert in rural development and agricultural advisory

13 years of professional experience

Marta graduated in 2008 as an agricultural engineer (SupAgro Montpellier). Initially specialised in livestock systems in the South, she has gradually broadened her skills to several areas of international rural development, and in particular to support for producers' organisations, support for the development of value chains and agricultural consultancy.

Marta dispose de 13 années d’expérience professionnelle dont 12 en Afrique subsaharienne et à Madagascar, mais aussi en Amérique du Sud et Europe centrale. Ses différentes missions d’assistance technique (Madagascar – 6 ans, Burkina Faso (et Côte d’Ivoire) – 3 ans, Tanzanie – 2 ans) et consultations ont développé sa polyvalence, ses compétences en management et renforcement de capacités et développé son expertise sur des thématiques variées telles que l’agroécologie, l’accompagnement des jeunes producteurs et l’approche territoriale.

Coordinator of a cross-cutting project in 5 countries (from 2014 to 2018), she has developed her expertise in the facilitation of capitalisation work and evaluative approaches (impact studies, change-oriented approaches). Marta speaks French, English, Spanish, Polish and Malagasy. She joined the ACK International team in September 2021.

Mariem Fafin

Experte inclusion, relations interculturelles et bonne gouvernance

13 years of professional experience

Diplômée de l’Université de Montréal en sciences politiques et études latino-américaines, Mariem a 13 années d’expérience en matière de conception, mise en œuvre et suivi-évaluation de politiques, stratégies, programmes et projets visant la protection des droits de la personne et l’inclusion dans des contextes interculturels variés tant au Canada qu’à l’international.

Elle a notamment porté ou contribué à la conduite des programmes et projets suivants : développement de balises pour la reconnaissance des communautés ethnoculturelles à Montréal ; coordination des travaux de la « Table sur la diversité » mise en place par la Ville de Montréal ; accès aux droits de la personne au Mali dans le cadre d’un programme financé par l’ambassade du Danemark au Mali ; protection des enfants à risque d’exploitation sexuelle au Bénin.

Mariem est par ailleurs titulaire d’un certificat de formation continue en droits de la personne de l’Université de Genève, d’un certificat en droit de l’Université de Montréal et d’un certificat de tierce partie neutre de l’Institut canadien de résolution des conflits Trilingue et maîtrisant le français, l’anglais et l’espagnol, elle possède également une maîtrise en médiation interculturelle. Elle a rejoint ACK International en mars 2022.

Géraldine Mauret

Administrative manager

Géraldine holds a Bachelor's degree in Accounting, Commerce and Management and joined ACK International in January 2019. Between 2003 and 2012, she worked as a management assistant for several companies in the Toulouse region. She then continued her professional career at Compass Group, as Administrative Manager from 2012 to 2018.

Since the beginning of 2019, she is the Administrative Manager of ACK International, in charge of the coordination of administrative, financial and accounting tasks, as well as the administrative management of human resources.

Romain Doleux

Sales assistant

Romain joined ACK in September 2020.

He holds a Master's degree in Latin American studies from Sciences Po Grenobleand has a solid expertise in communication and international project management. Fluent in English and Spanish, he has worked in an environmental NGO in Mexico and also accompanied a European research project in a French public laboratory for 2 years.

Romain is responsible for the execution of the commercial formalities and manages the communication.