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Mathilde Iweins is an engineer in Agronomics and holds a Msc in Natural Resources Management from the French Museum of Natural History. Before coming to the US, she worked first for the French GEF on biodiversity projects participating in project evaluation and monitoring and then for the Agence Française de Développement in Gabon where she was in charge of the environment, ecotourism and health projects.

She joined Conservation International in 2006 working in the Central Africa Program then in the Africa Program on project implementation, partnership development and continental initiatives. She is now a Senior Manager for the Center for Conservation and Government within CI where she is the interface between francophone and Swedish donors and CI. Her work consists in identifying project ideas, presenting and discussing them with the donors, supporting project teams to fulfill donor requirements during project preparation and participate in project supervision.