Georges Thierry Handja
DRC Chief of Party
Georges Thierry is an international development professional with proven success in programme management, training, facilitation, and spatial information and communication management in relation to natural resources. He has a strong track record of working to support civil society organisations and promotion of forest communities’ rights in the Congo Basin with more than 15 years’ experience training, evaluating, and leading interdisciplinary teams from both civil society and government sectors. GT (as his colleagues called him) has demonstrated skills in designing, managing and implementing medium to large scale projects, working closely with partner NGOs in-country from a variety of backgrounds and cultures; and monitoring multi-year technical projects funded through institutional donors. This includes empowering non-literate and marginalised peoples through technology transfer, low-equipped organisations support, and data management, manipulation and visualisation for the promotion of rights and justice for communities.