Isabelle Duquesne, French, Agricultural Engineer, has worked for 11 years in Latin-America in rural development and education.
From 2003 to 2005, she runned, near Geneva, the CIFAL, (French antenna of UN Agency UNITAR), a training centre in sustainable development for local authorities.
Since 2005, she is Director of DCLI (Développement et Civilisations – Lebret-Irfed, www.lebret-irfed.org), based in Paris, an international network of development actors aiming at participatory, people’s centred, sustainable development.
DCLI organises international seminars for development multipliers, on ”Dialogue of civilisations”, ”Relations civil society - public authorities” and “Youth in the context of today’s global crisis”.
DCLI co-organises the Asia-Europe People’s Forum gathering every 2 years 500 participants from civil society.
In France, it undertakes conferences and training cycles on people-centred development approaches, with corresponding publications.
Its monthly periodical, Développement et civilisations, circulated internationally in 90 countries, features reflection papers written by members of the international network, on globalisation challenges linked to development and intercultural issues.