MWH, now part of Stantec, has named Joséphine Arpaillange as Key Expert for the Technical Assistance Facility of the Sustainable Energy for All Initiative (SE4ALL TAF). In her role, Ms. Arpaillange will work with the Belgium operation to successfully implement the project activities in 26 countries in West and Central Africa.
Ms. Arpaillange’s more than 25 years’ experience in EU external aid procedures, coupled with over 30 years of professional experience in development projects, has given her excellent knowledge of the way to enhance cooperation with the countries in Sub-Saharan Africa. She also has solid sector experience in implementation and monitoring of renewable energy projects which made her the right selection to lead this project which aims to bring modern and sustainable energy services in Central and Western Africa.
Joséphine holds a Master’s degree in Environmental and Natural Resource Economics with a focus on water and energy economics from the University of Maryland, a Diploma of Advanced European Studies in economics from the College of Europe in Bruges, Belgium, and a Diploma in Economics and Finance from the Institut d’Etudes Politiques in Paris, France.
“I am excited to join this team and apply my expertise to assist in this effort to bring sustainable energy to Africa. This great project presents the opportunity to strengthen Africa’s renewable energy sector, and I am happy to be with MWH to see this project come to fruition” said Joséphine.
Christophe Leroy, Operations Director at MWH in Belgium: “We are pleased we can have Joséphine as part of the SE4ALL TAF team. Between her multidisciplinary experience and comprehensive educational background, Joséphine has what it takes to lead the team. We look forward to working together with her on continuing to execute this project successfully.”