~ Meet the team behind CartONG! ~
|Sophie Oddo-Lizée - Co-Executive Director
Sophie joined CartONG in June 2022 as a Portfolio Manager, she was then named Co-Executive Director in September 2023. With a background in urban planning, she has worked for ten years in the field of international development in the area of water, sanitation and waste services, both in the field (sub-Saharan Africa and Haiti) and from France. In her role of Co-Executive Director, she oversees the work of all support teams (finance, HR, administrative, IT, and communication) and validates their respective strategies and procedures. Her responsibility as a Portfolio Manager is to manage the partnership with Doctors Without Borders and to explore other possible collaborations. When she is not at CartONG, Sophie is out hiking or on her mountain bike!
Contact: s_oddo [at] cartong [dot] org
|Pauline Michavila - Co-Executive Director
Pauline began working with CartONG in October 2022 as Volunteering Facilitator and Manager of inclusive projects. In September 2023, she was named Co-Executive Director. After completing her training at ESCD 3A in administrative and financial management, Pauline spent about ten years working for international NGOs. She worked for several years in coordination positions in West and Central Africa, in emergency and development contexts, for the NGO ALIMA, as well as at the headquarters of Humanity & Inclusion. In her capacity as Co-Executive Director, Pauline oversees the operational side of CartONG’s work. She coordinates all fundraising activities and the work of all Project Managers to facilitate project implementation and standardize the procedures. She is also in charge of the implementation of the Associative Life and Volunteer Involvement Strategy at CartONG, with the support of the Board. Outside of CartONG, Pauline also volunteers for other associations in Savoie and internationally. She is passionate about public health, issues related to the climate change and feminism.
Contact: p_michavila [at] cartong [dot] org
Administration, IT, Communication
Administration & HR
Coralie Rey - Administrative & Financial Manager
Coralie joined CartONG in April 2020. Coralie has a background in Administration and Finance management. She graduated in 2011 from ESCD 3A – a leading French Business and Development Studies School. Coralie started her career at Première Urgence Internationale, where she spent over 8 years in various finance, administration, HR and logistics positions at HQ and in the field in Africa, the Middle East and in Haiti. Most recently, she was Deputy Head of Finance Controlling for the African Desks at HQ. Having also spent some time in South America in her student years, Coralie is not only fully proficient in English but also in Spanish, and she has a basic understanding of Portuguese – or rather, as she explains it herself, of Portuñol. In her position at CartONG and with the support of the co-direction and the Board, Coralie leads the way in designing and implementing the administrative and financial strategies of the organization. After 10 years spent away from her native Haute-Savoie, she is very happy to be back and to enjoy once again the mountain scenery!
Contact: c_rey [at] cartong [dot] org
|Barbara Fievez - Human Resources Manager
After 15 years as a Marketing and Communication Manager in the private sector, Barbara turned to Human Resources following a mission as a Field Administrator with Médecins Sans Frontières. Having worked for several years as an HR Business Partner in Paris and being interested in supporting employees in their professional life and in projects of co-construction of organizations, she was seduced by CartONG’s project and the discovery of a new region! A graduate in Business Administration, Barbara has enriched her degree in recent years with a university diploma in Law and Strategy of Humanitarian Action and a Master's Degree in Human Resources Management. Outside of HR, she enjoys cooking and long travels to discover new cultures.
Contact: b_fievez [at] cartong [dot] org
|Laurène Cailloce - Administrative & Logistics Officer
After studying languages in Lyon, a year of Erasmus in the UK and a Master's degree in "Intercultural Relations and International Cooperation" in Lille, Laurène discovered the humanitarian field through a first internship in Peru, as a Project Manager in a solidarity tourism association. This first experience confirmed her choice to work in the humanitarian field and increased her desire to travel. Later, Laurène worked for two years as a Communication and Advocacy Officer in an NGO in Bangkok. Outside of work, she is passionate about music, cooking and love to dive into a good book!
Contact: l_cailloce [at] cartong [dot] org
|Ioana Besson - Administrative & HR Officer
After having obtained a degree in Management Action Support, Ioana decided to focus more on Human Resources. She therefore followed and validated a Human Resources Management degree that she completed in a training program at the Departmental Council of Haute-Savoie. This allowed her to discover the vast field of HR in more depth. A journey that continues now at CartONG. Off the job, Iona likes to travel in order to discover new cultures and also to play the violin!
Contact: i_besson [at] cartong [dot] org
|Johan Roussay - IT Manager
Johan has been with CartONG since March 2018, and has already greatly contributed to the team, in particular through his work on the Map Centre for MSF - Doctors Without Borders. He first joined our team as a Full Stack Developer and then moved on to become CartONG's IT Manager. Previously to CartONG, Johan worked in web and software development, as well as marketing at Guichon Valves in Chambéry and at Isics in Charleville-Mézières. Johan is a rather shy yet humorous person, who loves mountaineering. He is a great addition to the web-development team at CartONG.
Contact: j_roussay [at] cartong [dot] org
|Elie Drouart - IT support Trainee
Elie has joined the IT maintenance and management team of CartONG for an internship at the end of his studies and then a traineeship. His main mission is to support the IT team in user support and to study new techniques of management and administration of the computer park. Being in the process of professional reconversion, Elie has already pursued a first career of more than 10 years in woodworking as a carpenter and a second of about 7 years in the entertainment industry as a sound engineer. Originally from Brittany, Elie arrived in Savoie in early 2020 to invest his passions related to mountain sports such as climbing, mountaineering, hiking and paragliding. Fond of travel and adventure, he has already participated in several humanitarian convoys to Romania in the early 2000s delivering medical and school supplies. Elie then had the opportunity to live on a sailboat for a year and sail around the Atlantic Ocean to the West Indies to learn navigation. He also had the opportunity to reside in Canada from 2016 to 2018 as part of a Travel/Work experience working in the wood and construction industry. Today, taken by passion by the digital professions, he wishes to continue to evolve in this sector and is very happy to work with the CartONG team.
Contact: e_drouart [at] cartong [dot] org
|William Natta - Communications & Outreach Project Manager
Originally from the North-West of Italy, William holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Communication from the University of Lugano (Switzerland), a Diploma in Intercultural Communication from Univesidade Aberta (Portugal) and a Master’s Degree in Information and Communication Technologies for Development (ICT4D) from Royal Holloway, University of London. William started his professional career at the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) in Geneva, first with an internship on sustainability and climate change, then with a consultancy on digital skills as coordinator of the International Girls in ICT Day campaign. He then moved to the South-West of France where he worked for four years as Communication Officer at the humanitarian NGO Télécoms Sans Frontières (TSF). He was in charge of the internal and external communication of the NGO, M&E and Project Management, at the HQ and in the field. In his free time, he loves dedicating some time to help others through volunteering, but also enjoys reading, cooking, hiking and traveling.
Contact: w_natta [at] cartong [dot] org
|Yelena Yvoz - Communications Officer
Yelena joined CartONG in May 2020, as event planning & communication intern. She is originally from a small village located not far from Chambéry. However, as she puts it herself: "far and small enough not to be known". Recently graduated from a Master's Degree in communication in the humanitarian and development sector at University Lyon 2, Yelena pursues her journey within CartONG as a Communications Officer after having completed her internship at the end of her studies. She also holds a Bachelor’s Degree in information and communication studies and she decided to specialize into communication for the aid sector after having studied sustainable development and environmental management in Sweden. After assisting with the organization of the 2020 GeOnG forum during her internship, Yelena's main mission as Communications Officer is to support the external communication of CartONG during her time with our organization. In her spare time, Yelena likes to go hiking but most of all she is a Latin dance buff!
Contact: y_yvoz [at] cartong [dot] org
Mapping & GIS
|Marie Beeckman - GIS Project Manager
Marie first joined the team in 2013 as a cartography intern. After taking a brief detour in the private sector, she became a full-time cartographer at CartONG in 2015. Marie has a background in geography, applied cartography and GIS tools with a specialization in sustainable development and spatial dynamics in developing countries. As GIS Project Manager, Marie works with many of CartONG’s partners and, most frequently, with MSF - Doctors Without Borders. She is in charge of ensuring that emergency maps are produced by the unit in due course, and also provides support in data management, data visualization, graph production and repertories. Marie is also a skilled trainer and has conducted many GIS workshops at HQ and in the field in the last few years. With an eye for design, Marie just makes CartONG’s work look better when she is not enjoying badminton and DIY activities.
Contact: m_beeckman [at] cartong [dot] org
|Alison Lenaerts - GIS Project Manager
Alison joined CartONG in February 2021 as GIS Project Manager. After several years in the private sector, she became a GIS specialist for Médecins Sans Frontières Switzerland in 2016. This was followed by several long field missions up until 2018, mainly in Africa. She then joined MSF headquarters in Geneva as a GIS Business Analyst. Alison holds a Master's Degree in Geographic Sciences as well as a certificate in International Relations and Conflict Analysis from the Catholic University of Louvain (Belgium). As a GIS Project Manager, Alison is in charge of coordinating several projects with various of our partners. Based in Haute-Savoie but proud of her Belgian origins, Alison enjoys drinking a nice beer and is always happy to discover the local micro-breweries!
Contact: a_lenaerts [at] cartong [dot] org
|Pascaline Wallemacq - GIS Project Manager
Pascaline joined CartONG in June 2022 as a GIS officer in the Mapping & GIS team. Pascaline is a trained geographer and started her career in a Centre for Research on Natural Disasters (CRED) where she discovered the humanitarian sector. She then developed her GIS skills through her experience as a trainer at ESRI France. At CartONG, she is mainly involved in map production and data management for our partner Médecins sans Frontières. Working remotely from Paris, Pascaline is looking forward to practicing her passion for climbing in Chambéry, to be able to ski and hike without limits in any season.
Contact: p_wallemacq [at] cartong [dot] org
|Stéphane Vielfaure - Services Mapping Coordinator
Stéphane joined CartONG in April 2020 from remote during the first Covid-19 lockdown in France for a 6-month internship as part of his Specialized Master's Degree in Localized Information Systems for Spatial Planning at AgroParisTech Montpellier. Hired at the end of his internship as a GIS Officer then as a Services mapping Coordinator, he continues with enthusiasm his collaboration with CartONG and his more recent professional project of doing GIS for the aid sector. Stéphane has a construction engineering background and more than 20 years of professional experience. Since 2015 though, he has been working in the humanitarian field, first as an engineer for Architectes de l'urgence then as a WASH specialist for the French Red Cross and Solidarités International. A member of the mapping and GIS team, Stéphane is in charge of monitoring the mapping portal of CartONG’s partner, MSF, and of producing static and dynamic maps among other tasks. Outside of the professional world, he is happy hiking but also enjoys water sports.
Contact: s_vielfaure [at] cartong [dot] org
|Miguel Moreno Gonzalez - GIS Developer
Miguel joined CartONG in 2015, and has been working with us ever since. Miguel implements web applications for CartONG's partners, including dashboards using various techniques including D3 or ESRI-based products. Miguel is passionate about cartography and facilitating the understanding and exploitation of data through tools like GIS and computer programming. Miguel has a background in geomatics and previously did a traineeship at the ICRC, which led him to CartONG. Hailing from Spain, he is never more satisfied than when he has found and fixed a bug in a piece of code. But let’s be honest, fondue probably tops that!
Contact: m_moreno [at] cartong [dot] org
|Stella Oyo - GIS Specialist
Stella joined CartONG in April 2020, as the covid-19 crisis was spreading worldwide. As GIS specialist, she currently supports our partners’ covid-19 crisis response with implementing and improving GIS products (such as webmaps or ops dashboards), as well as data management. Stella has an academic background in Computer Science and Geographic Information Systems, and more than 12 years of experience working in the field of GIS in various positions for private and public organizations, NGOs and United Nations’ programs and agencies. She actually previously worked for CartONG back in 2007 for a project operating in Uganda. We welcome her back as part of the team!
Contact: s_oyo [at] cartong [dot] org
|Gilles Cazaban - GIS Officer
Gilles joined CartONG in April 2020 from remote, when the COVID-19 crisis was reaching its peak, for a 6-month internship in GIS & documentation, after which he was hired as a GIS Officer. Gilles has a background in cartography and development geography from the Panthéon-Sorbonne University. At CartONG, he works on new partnerships with French-speaking NGOs, especially on developing and conducting training courses related to cartography and GIS tools. Gilles also provides support on the production of static and dynamic maps for MSF as member of the cartography & GIS team. In his spare time, Gilles enjoys sports, science fiction literature and handicrafts.
Contact: g_cazaban [at] cartong [dot] org
|Luc Kpogbe - GIS Officer
Luc joined CartONG in April 2021 as a Geographic Information Systems Intern, for his end-of-study internship as part of his Master's Degree in geomatics and territorial project management at the University of Avignon. After completing his internship in October 2021, Luc continues his journey within CartONG as GIS Officer. Previously, he worked as a contributor for the OpenStreetMap project in Benin as well as on community mapping projects in West Africa. Among other things, he is a member of the OSM contributors' collective in the French-speaking area (Projet EOF in French). During his spare time, Luc enjoys playing and watching football games!
Contact: l_kpogbe [at] cartong [dot] org
|Fabien Lezeau - GIS Business Analyst
Fabien joined CartONG in January 2021 as GIS Business Analyst mainly supporting MSF- Doctors Without Borders. Fabien holds a Master’s Degree in GIS from Université Rennes 2, with a focus on the use of GIS in the humanitarian sector. Prior to joining CartONG, he worked for the Lebanese Red Cross in Beirut as a GIS specialist, supporting with remote sensing, drone mapping, data visualization and data management. Originally from a small coastal town in France, he will have to trade his surfboards for a pair of skis!
Contact: f_lezeau [at] cartong [dot] org
|Benjamin Brique - GIS and Learning & Development Officer
Benjamin joined CartONG in January 2022 as GIS and Learning & Development Officer for our partner Médecins Sans Frontières. After having studies at the Institut de Géographie Alpine and the University of Montreal, he quickly turned to GIS to start his career. First working for the public sector in Annecy, Toulouse, and then in the Jura, he returned to the Alps in 2017 for a position as a GIS Officer in a land use planning consultancy in Chambéry. Following his recruitment by CartONG, he is now moving to the humanitarian sector. After 10 years of experience in geomatics, it is with enthusiasm that he begins this new cartographic adventure! For the rest, if you don't find him in front of his screen, it's because he's on his bike, on his skis, taking care of his bees or reading a good graphic novel.
Contact: b_brique [at] cartong [dot] org
|Sophie Talbot - GIS Officer
Sophie first joined CartONG as a Missing Maps Civic Service Volunteer in May 2022 for a duration of 8 months, after having been a volunteer for the association during the covid-19 pandemic back in 2020. She then took over the position of GIS Officer in December 2022. She holds a Master's Degree in Geomatics from Lyon University during which she studied remote sensing, physical geography, natural risk management and GIS. She also took courses on journalism in Lille and on international relations in Lyon. In her spare time, Sophie enjoys hiking and skiing around Chambéry!
Contact:[at] cartong [dot] org
|Mélanie Nossant - GIS Officer
Melanie joined CartONG in July 2022 as a GIS Oficer. Integrated in the GeoApps AGOL & Portal section for MSF, she comes to reinforce the GIS team. After beginning her career in the army where she discovered geomatics, she increased her skills in several areas such as urban development, communication, environment, energy networks, military institute, etc. During her reconversion, she completed 3 diplomas in 1 year: a Bachelor's degree in Geomatics, a Professional License in IS & software and a professional title of GIS Field Woman. She was able to explore several parts of the world: EU, Africa, Middle East and French Overseas Territories. Mélanie is a butterfly who loves to explore new horizons: bike-jöring, ice climbing, krav maga... she is a jack of all trades! Involved in the security of people, it is with her faithful sidekick Sam that Melanie tracks with the search-and-rescue firefighters’ brigade! She has been a volunteer in the SPA and from time to time helps orphans in Thailand: a support she is particularly attached to.
Contact: m_nossant [at] cartong [dot] org
|Xavier Marchetti - GIS Database Officer
Graduated from a master in Disaster Management and Natural Hazards in Montpellier, Xavier has worked for 15 years in the private sector, in engineering and topography consulting agencies, as a GIS specialist near Paris but also in Grenoble and Annecy. His missions were related to the GIS mapping of any kind of networks. He also worked a lot with topographers for the improvement of collection processes, in the data quality control, as well as in the export of field data in various GIS formats. He was able to practice seismic risk management in Algeria, flooding risk in Chambéry and silting risk in Morocco. Xavier joined CartONG to embark on a new and meaningful adventure by combining his studies in risk management with his GIS experience. Impassioned by bike trips, he takes his family on this type of enriching journey whenever possible. He also plays guitar and percussion.
Contact: x_marchetti [at] cartong [dot] org
|Mathieu Anselmino - GIS Database Officer
Graduated with a degree in "Geomatics and Land-use Planning", Mathieu has spent 15 years working for local institutions. He has worked in various domains: from hiking to the deployment of fiber optics and lately in urban planning. Mathieu joined CartONG in March 2023 as a GIS Database Officer. He spends part of his weekends tending his bees, gardening or building his house. Mathieu also actively participates in local activities as an elected official and volunteer.
Contact: m_anselmino [at] cartong [dot] org
|Nicolas Kachrillo - GIS Intern
After more than 10 years in the humanitarian field as a program coordinator (with Action Against Hunger and Solidarités International) and 3 years' experience in the social sector, Nicolas decided to reorient himself towards geomatics to complement his previous experience following his return to France. He joined CartONG's GIS team in November 2023 as an intern. Nicolas has a background in applied geology and many years of experience in the environmental field. Outside work, he enjoys hiking, climbing, running, board games, and reading!
Contact: n_kachrillo [at] cartong [dot] org
|Sylvie Chollet - GIS & IT Project Manager
As GIS & IT Project Manager, Sylvie manages the technical teams that are assigned to implement project surrounding mapping and web-mapping requests, but also remote sensing, UAVs and a wide range of other new technologies. Sylvie started her GIS work on non-humanitarian land planning issues in mountain areas and later in the Caribbean islands. Already a GIS specialist, she shifted her work into the humanitarian sphere when she took a position with the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) and then the British Red Cross. She joined CartONG in 2013, and has been with us ever since, first being deployed on a regular basis to support CartONG’s partners in the field, and gradually gaining more and more responsibilities within the organization to move on to a Project Management position in 2015. Sylvie not only excels in managing day-to-day activities but is quick to wrap her mind around a problem and can rely on her strong human skills to manage her team.
Contact: s_chollet [at] cartong [dot] org
|Paola Fava - Product Owner
Paola joined CartONG as Product Owner in 2019, after over 10 years of experience in the humanitarian sector as project manager and innovation officer focusing on supporting, managing and promoting the use of technology and ICT tools in healthcare and DRR related projects, with also field experience particularly in Africa and Central America. In her position at CartONG, she provides support in clarifying the technical needs of our partners related to the maintenance and development of geoapp requests and other online applications for two of our main partners, UNHCR and MSF. Paola also loves teaching and she is running online courses on mhealth tools for development projects as well as on "ICT for development" within Master programs in Italian Universities. Furthermore, she is interested in technology related to neonatal healthcare, that was the main objective of her Master's thesis in Biomedical Engineering. She loves people, networking and, in her spare time, organizing social and community events as well as activities for young children in her community such as English courses and games.
Contact: p_fava [at] cartong [dot] org
|Maëlle Aubert - Product Owner
Maëlle has been a supporter of CartONG’s work for many years, and has volunteered her time to support our organization on many occasions. More recently, she joined CartONG’s team in March 2021 as Product Owner. Among her missions, she is in charge of doing the link between the needs in geospatial solutions and the web development team. What she likes in her work, is to be at the intersection of many topics and to define solutions adapted to the needs of specialists or decision makers. She also likes to search for new ways to meet the challenges posed by projects, whether they are traditional or innovative. Maëlle has a background in geoscience, a PhD in satellite imagery, and several years of experience in French and international institutions. She worked for 6 years at the United Nations on development support projects and crisis management resulting from natural disasters or conflicts. In her free time she likes to climb mountains on foot, on skis, in all weather conditions... it doesn't matter as long as she shares a good time!
Contact: m_aubert [at] cartong [dot] org
|Pierre-Louis Duthoit - Full Stack Developer
Pierre-Louis joined the web development team of CartONG in August 2019 as a Back-end web developer, later growing in the position of Full stack developer. He has a background in Computer Science and previously worked for SNCF for more than 2 years and a half as Full-stack web developer. In the last few years, Pierre-Louis has put his IT skills to good use by supporting several associative initiatives. He also has quite a lot of volunteering experience since he has been really involved on that front from a young age. In his spare time, he enjoys traveling and camping, as well as playing the ukulele, the guitar and the banjo.
Contact: pl_duthoit [at] cartong [dot] org
|Olivier Ribière - GIS Web Developer
Olivier joined CartONG in September 2018 as part of the web-development team. Olivier has a background in geography and geomatics, and previously worked in the GIS service of an engineering firm. Having lived for many years in the developing world, Olivier has long been aware of the socio-economic challenges faced by so many in the modern world. This is one of the reasons that compelled him to switch to the humanitarian and development sector and to join CartONG. Outside the office, Olivier divides his spare time between the mountain and the seaside!
Contact: o_ribiere [at] cartong [dot] org
Mobile Data Collection & Information Management
Sandra Sudhoff - Senior Portfolio Manager
Originally a landscape planner and architect by training, Sandra came across GIS and Remote Sensing while working on her thesis in Mozambique for GIZ and got hooked on it ever since. After completing a Master's Degree in GIS & Remote Sensing at the University of Cambridge, she spent a short time mapping powerline transmission routes for the private sector before she returned to the humanitarian field and joined CartONG in 2007, just after its creation. Her first long mission to Uganda convinced her to stay. She now holds the combined position of Information Management Project Manager and Technical Director, leading CartONG’s team and ensuring that the NGO not only functions, stays on course and delivers high quality work, but also grows, seeks to develop new partnerships and continuously innovates. As Project Manager, she also supervises and implements MDC and IM collaborative projects for various partners. She is notably one of the 2 principal focal points for one of CartONG’s main partners, UNHCR - The UN Refugee Agency. Sandra is not only one of the captains of CartONG’s team but also the collective and institutional memory of our organization.
Contact: s_sudhoff [at] cartong [dot] org
|Maeve De France - Head of Programs
Maeve supervises a wide range of small to large-scale projects supporting CartONG's partners in the implementation of mobile data collection solutions, developing and managing capacity building activities and designing information management strategies. Before shifting to the humanitarian sector, Maeve worked for 5 years in the water and sewerage network sector as GIS Project Manager, which helped her gain advanced training skills - one of her greatest strengths. Between CartONG and Maeve, it is an old love story: Maeve volunteered for the NGO for many years before joining the team, and she is also the former President of CartONG’s Board. Maeve is constantly inspired by the dedication of her colleagues and the continuing opportunities at CartONG to meet and work with different humanitarian organizations, which works well with everyone since Maeve is one of the focal points at CartONG for new partnerships. Maeve has always loved traveling and discovering new cultures, which is a good thing since CartONG seems to regularly need her in the field for survey deployment, training or needs assessment missions around the world. Thankfully, that still leaves her time to enjoy her garden and cook her legendary chocolate cupcakes!
Contact: m_defrance [at] cartong [dot] org
|Christophe Rodier - IM Project Manager
Christophe joined CartONG as IM Project Manager in August 2022. He had already worked with CartONG as a volunteer a few years back on mapping projects. He has an academic background in web & multimedia, as well as degrees in Human Geography (BSc) and Agroecology (MSc). His career has been in part IT-oriented as he has worked previously as a data migration & cloud computing specialist and mobile app developer. For the rest, it has also been centered around agriculture in the development sector. Christophe spent some time in the Philippines working on an urban agriculture project and also worked as a project manager for rural development projects in Mauritania for Cerai, a Spanish NGO. Most recently, he has managed to combine data and agriculture in a development context, first while doing his Masters' research project in Ethiopia doing a social network analysis on farmers' Sorgho seeds and then as a data analyst for the Wageningen Centre for Development Innovation working with data around seeds for projects in several East-African countries. In his spare time, Christophe loves hiking, trail running and climbing so he’s very much looking forward to enjoying his new "playground" around Chambéry.
Contact: c_rodier [at] cartong [dot] org
|Lise Clerc - IM Project Manager
Interested in migrations and international relations and after obtaining her law degree, Lise worked with exiled populations for several years in a centre for asylum-seekers in France. She then acquired project management skills and has since carried out several missions, always in the framework of migration, in Calais and in Lyon. Back in her native region, Lise got closer to CartONG, attracted by its projects for a few years, first as a volunteer, before joining the team in early 2023 as IM Project Manager. In her spare time, Lise likes to explore the mountains, by trail or bike, and the lakes around Chambéry, but also to travel far from the Alps to discover different cultures and landscapes.
Contact: l_clerc [at] cartong [dot] org
|Abel Gelman - IM Specialist
Abel joined CartONG in October 2018 as IM Specialist. Abel is a dedicated team member with an eclectic work background, having started his career as a documentary producer followed by 5 years in the contemporary art world. Abel holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Geography as well as a Master’s Degree in Demography and Socio-Economics from the University of Geneva, during which he completed an internship at the EnviroSPACE lab. He also worked as a research assistant back in 2017 and 2018. Nowadays, Abel is working as part of the IM team, in particular, on the MDC & IM projects we implement in support of our partner, UNHCR. It is also worth mentioning that Abel is a bit of a polyglot, speaking 3 languages fluently (Spanish, English and French) and having a good knowledge of Mandarin as well as basic speaking skills in Portuguese. A clear asset in the sector!
Contact: a_gelman [at] cartong [dot] org
|Jessica Bergametti - IM & MDC Officer
After a degree in Intercultural Mediation and a few years of experience in supporting asylum seekers from Sub-Saharan African countries, Jessica graduated with a Master in International Cooperation. She pursued her passion with two brief experiences in Lebanon and Madagascar, with AVSI and Co.PE, two Italian organizations. In 2020, Jessica moved to Nicaragua, where she became passionate about the field of Monitoring & Evaluation and data. During the last three years she has accumulated experience in the aid sector, with DSF, WASH and DRR projects, but also in development, in the monitoring of projects to fight and prevent gender-based violence. Italian, she moved back to Europe because she missed the cold of the Alps too much! Outside of work, she is always looking for a new recipe to cook, a restaurant to try or a new trail to hike!
Contact: j_bergametti [at] cartong [dot] org
|Martin Noblecourt - Participatory and Open Data Project Manager
Martin has been with CartONG since 2012, first joining the team to plan the third edition of the GeOnG Forum. Since then, Martin’s position has taken numerous turns: with a background in social science and aid sector management and policies, he was the first non-GIS person hired by CartONG, and he has played an essential role in developing HR, finance and administration processes but also helping structure the volunteer network and internal and external communication of CartONG. In 2016, he initiated the involvement of CartONG in the international mapping project Missing Maps and has since been an active advocate of OpenStreetMap and collaborative approaches both internally and externally. He now focuses on managing various participatory mapping and open data projects, with a strong interest in building partnerships in particular with field organizations, developing new projects and inventing new approaches. Martin enjoys working at CartONG both for the stimulating and rewarding environment and team, but also for the flexibility that allows him to be part-time for his other activities, in particular locally in Chambéry.
Contact: m_noblecourt [at] cartong [dot] org
|Manon Viou - Participatory Mapping Project Manager & Missing Maps Project Coordinator
Manon joined CartONG in May 2018 as Missing Maps Project Coordinator. Since September 2021, she holds the position of Participatory Mapping Project Manager and contributes to extending participatory approaches within our mapping projects. Manon supports smaller NGO with low tech, open source and collaborative mapping solutions. She also actively participates to the improvement of refugee site mapping on OpenStreetMap. Manon completed a Master's Degree in urban planning and habitat for the Global South. Prior to CartONG, she worked in central America for several NGOs conducting local and urban development projects. Manon has strong analytical skills and a real ability to handle multidisciplinary projects. She is also a champion of using geographic information for development.
Contact: m_viou [at] cartong [dot] org
|Léonie Miège - Participatory Mapping Project Officer
Léonie first joined CartONG as a civic service in August 2019. For ten months, she has assisted the implementation of the Missing Maps project. Delighted by the whole experience, she was then offered the opportunity to stay with us as Participatory Mapping Project Officer. She has a background in History, Art History, Geography and Urban Planning, and graduated with a Master’s Degree in Environmental Management from Université Jean Moulin Lyon III in 2018. Prior to CartONG, Léonie has had the opportunity to travel extensively, and she lived in India and Togo for a bit. She has a keen interest in the development sector. Also - and let's face it, most importantly to her colleagues - Léonie is by far, the best baker of the team!
Contact: l_miege [at] cartong [dot] org
|Clara Castoldi - Volunteers and Partnerships Officer
Clara joined CartONG in October 2021 as Volunteers and Partnerships Officer. She graduated from Sciences Po. Aix with a Master’s Degree in International Relations. Before settling in Chambéry, Clara did two internships abroad: one in Toronto as Assistant Project Officer for the NGO International Federation on Ageing and a second one in Mexico City as Grants Officer for the NGO TECHO México. In her spare time, she enjoys upcycling clothes, cooking, and reading books about activism.
Contact: c_castoldi [at] cartong [dot] org
|Yoana Cardon - Civic Service Volunteer
Yoana joined CartONG in October 2023 as a civic service volunteer. After 2 years of studying law, she realized that her degree lacked an international dimension. This prompted Yoana to complete her third year of her degree in Canada. At the same time, she completed a university degree in humanitarian and international aid. These two opportunities opened up new perspectives and reinforced her choices: geopolitics, human rights and the humanitarian field. At the end of her degree, Yoana decided to take a gap year to gain experience in a domain she particularly enjoys, to improve her English and Spanish, and to travel, all in order to determine her future field of study. In her free time, Yoana enjoys hiking in the mountains, traveling or simply reading a good book and drinking a cup of coffee with friends and family!
Contact:[at] cartong [dot] org
~ The Board of CartONG ~
|Edmond Wach - President
Edmond joined the CartONG Board in June 2021 as Vice-President, before becoming its President in June 2022. He has over 10 years of experience in the humanitarian sector, having worked mainly with operational NGOs (Solidarités International, Terre des hommes, etc.) both in the field and in headquarters, on issues of information management, monitoring and evaluation (M&E), capacity building and technical support. After many years as a volunteer and supporter of CartONG, Edmond joined the CartONG staff team as Project Manager and DPO in 2018 before leaving the organization at the end of 2020, to try a new, more local adventure. He now assists local authorities in Savoie with their IT issues. Edmond wanted to join the board to continue his associative commitment to CartONG in a new way. With a broader perspective, he wishes to support the organization in the changes that await it: localization of aid, governance and economic model are all subjects that are important to him.
Contact: e_wach [at] cartong [dot] org
Maud Hazan - Secretary
Maud first joined the Board of CartONG in June 2022 as a Member, after several years of collaboration with the CartONG's team on development sector projects. She then became Secretary in June 2023. Coming from a multidisciplinary background rooted in the social sciences (economics, sociology), Maud first worked at the French Development Agency (AFD) as an evaluation officer and project manager on partnerships between the research world and development practitioners. Her professional and personal commitment is to facilitate these connections between academic research, data and action. CartONG has sparked her interest for spatial analysis issues following a citizen-oriented and transparent approach, which is now leading her to specialize in the field of geomatics for urban projects and communities. Motivated by both the associative and technical commitment of CartONG and freshly arrived in the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region, she hopes to bring to the team her enthusiasm and her time to contribute to the main endavors of the association!
Contact: m_hazan [at] cartong [dot] org
|Patrick Fuchs - Treasurer
Due to his professional background, Patrick was contacted by a member of Board of CartONG in 2019 to encourage him to run for the position of Treasurer. Indeed, after studying economics (DEA, SCIENCES PO Paris) and management (IAE Paris), and starting his professional career in the banking and economic studies sector, Patrick resolutely opted for a career in business management (human resources, administration, finance, legal, etc.) which he practiced in various organizations including private companies and non-profit organizations. He retired in 2019, as Deputy Managing Director of an agricultural research organization, in charge of its management. His involvement in the associative sector as a volunteer in an organization helping refugees find work, and the values carried by CartONG led him to agree to run as candidate to the Board. Thus, after having informally advised the Board of CartONG for almost a year, Patrick was officially elected to the Board as Treasurer in June 2020. We are delighted to welcome him and to be able to benefit from his rich experience.
Contact: p_fuchs [at] cartong [dot] org
Jean-Paul Nicoletti - Conciliator
Jean-Paul is a curious mind, always keen to explore and experiment with new tools and digital interfaces. Fascinated by the idea of using new technologies for social impact and humanitarian work, Jean-Paul joined CartONG as a volunteer in 2014, quickly rising to the position of elected Board member in 2015. Jean-Paul plays a very important role within the organization, acting as Conciliator for the Board and providing guidance and support to the Management team and any staff member seeking advice. Jean-Paul has also been extensively involved with the Missing Maps project in France, frequently participating in mapathons as well as actively contributing to OSM. Jean-Paul has had a long career in agricultural engineering, through which he has developed extensive knowledge in agronomy, economics, computer sciences and statistics. Thanks to his extensive professional and volunteering experience with CartONG, Jean-Paul has been able to provide advanced support to the organisation. This was notably the case during CartONG’s web-mapping CNLS project in 2017, at the occasion of which Jean-Paul gave a week mapping training in Madagascar.
Contact: jp_nicoletti [at] cartong [dot] org
Florent Bédécarrats - Member of the Board
Florent holds a PhD from the University of Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne. As of October 2022, he will be a researcher at the Institute of Research for Development (IRD), member of the SOURCE International Joint Research Unit and holder of a Junior Professorship for the development of evaluation methods for climate change policies and adaptation solutions. Florent is also a researcher affiliated with the DIAL team (LEDa Joint Research Unit). Between 2019 and 2022, he was in charge of data management at Nantes Métropole, from 2013 to 2019 he managed the coordination of scientific impact evaluations at the French Development Agency (AFD) and from 2007 to 2013, he led research activities and development for Cerise, a platform to support microfinance institutions. Previously, he worked for three years in Latin America in a solidarity organization specialized in tourism and culture in Brazil, for a network of microfinance cooperatives in Mexico and for an international non-governmental organization (NGO) in Guatemala. Florent joined the association's Board in June 2022.
Contact: f_bedecarrats [at] cartong [dot] org
François-Xavier "Fix" Dosogne - Member of the Board
Fix got to know CartONG in 2015 while working for MSF as a substitute GIS focal point for the Brussels operational center. Passionate about Information Management (IM) and digital innovation, he then started collaborating with CartONG on new GIS dashboard projects as well as on experience sharing between NGOs via the organization of workshops and his participation in the IM community of practice for French-speaking NGOs. During a 4-year mission in Lebanon for Solidarités International, he kept on working on open source geomapping server projects as well as on building the skills of local teams, a key element for the sustainability of a mission's GIS services. Very interested in CartONG's activities, especially on the IM aspect, he joined the Board in June 2022 in order to put his field experience and his knowledge of the sector at the service of the association.
Contact: fx_dosogne [at] cartong [dot] org
Nina-Flore Eissen - Member of the Board
Nina joined the Board in June 2023. She knows the association very well, having worked at CartONG for over 5 years, first as an Administrative and Communications Officer and then Coordinator, before becoming the first Communications Manager in CartONG's history in September 2020. After her departure in January 2023, Nina joined the Paris-based advocacy NGO Global Health Advocates, which works on issues surrounding health access worldwide, still as Communications Manager. Nina has held a variety of positions in different sectors - including academia, international cooperation and associative sector - in France and abroad over the last 10 years. By joining the Board, she hopes to bring her enthusiasm, her knowledge of the association, her pragmatism and her “can do” attitude to the organization, and to support, at her level, some of the big endeavors currently underway.
Contact: n_eissen [at] cartong [dot] org
~ Map of our staff & members ~
The CartONG logo represents our headquarters, the orange pins our local staff, the blue pins all board members and the turquoise ones all of our current members.