The Red Mangrove is certainly one of the most adaptive forests in the world. The network of trees grows in salt water and reminds us that success can germinate even in the most difficult terrain if we know how to adjust.
The combination of shrubs’ roots provide an invaluable opportunity for coastal development by protecting it from wind, waves and erosion; while allowing the survival of resources that sustain local populations.
By analogy, R.M.D.A. is a team of professionals working to create and strengthen the conditions for sustainable economic and social development. We support actors in the North and South to :
- Monitor, evaluate and measure progress and impacts in a logic of continuous improvement,
- Strengthen the links between Migration and Developpement by enhancing the contribution of diasporas both in their home and origin countries,
- Build fertile ecosystems for a diversified and resilient private sector.
To achieve this, R.M.D.A. establishes a close dialogue with stakeholders and works at the most appropriate territorial level to strengthen local skills.
Martin is the founder of R.M.D.A. He focuses on issues of private sector support for formal and informal businesses and organizational development of companies in emerging countries.
He works with international donors in the design, implementation and evaluation of financial and non-financial support to SMEs.
Martin holds a Master in Management and a Master of Science in Marketing Management from EDHEC Business School and has previously worked for commercial companies in France and Mauritius, before joining an American consulting firm for 4 years.
Martin is also the Chairman of the Board of Directors of the cooperative company FADEV which collects savings from individuals and institutions in Europe to invest in capital in African SMEs (tickets from 10 000 to 100 000€).
With a degree in management and international trade, Claire has extensive experience in strategy, organization and corporate finance.
For 6 years, Claire accompanied General Management in the elaboration of their strategy and the evolution of their organization, notably in the banking and financial sector.
She joined R.M.D.A. in February 2017 and works mainly on private sector support and development finance.
Bamadi holds a master’s degree in international cooperation and is the head of the R.M.D.A. office in Paris. He is a renowned specialist of Migration & Development and local development themes. From 2005 to 2017, he worked at the Val de Marne Departmental Council as a project manager in the International Relations Department. He was in charge of a cooperation project in Vietnam and ensured the coordination of the international solidarity projects desk. He worked on decentralized cooperation, the structuring of diasporas, governance and decentralization issues.
With a degree in political science and international cooperation, Laura has 10 years of professional experience in project management and consulting with public actors, international organizations and civil society organizations. Laura is regularly involved in supporting the development and deployment of monitoring and evaluation mechanisms adapted to the contexts and needs of organizations.
Most of our interventions are part of poverty reduction programs funded by major donors.
Due to the varied nature of our activities, we are mainly involved with three types of clients :
- International development aid institutions, both multilateral and bilateral: French Development Agency, World Bank, International Finance Corporation, European Union, Inter-American Development Bank and other donors;
- Local public bodies: governments, ministries, public and parapublic enterprises;
- Private organizations: investment funds and private sector companies.