Meet the team

Andréa Durighello-Schöne

Fisheries Expert

Andréa’s key area of expertise is in fisheries transparency and natural resources governance.

Andréa brings understanding and experience on issues of good governance in the fisheries sector, having worked with the Fisheries Transparency Initiative (FiTI) International Secretariat and the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) on promoting transparent and inclusive management in the sector. Andréa also worked for the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) in Côte d’Ivoire on advancing sustainability and innovations in food value chains, including in small-scale fisheries and aquaculture supply chains.

Andréa’s interest in social entrepreneurship led her to support the Union of Women Fisheries’ Cooperatives in Côte d’Ivoire (USCOFEP-CI) as an advisor. Furthermore, Andréa is multilingually skilled – she can communicate and work in French, English, German, Spanish, Italian and Portuguese, which along with her fisheries expertise and experience makes her a great addition to the NFDS team.

Bio facts

Citizenship: French

Qualifications: MA International Relations, University of Kent (2012). BA Languages & International Business, Sorbonne University (2011).

Other training: ValueLinks (GIZ), Capacity Works (GIZ), Certificate in Monitoring & Evaluation (Intex Management Institute of Kenya); Fellow of the Fulbright Institute on Environmental Stewardship (Northern Arizona University).

Countries of work experience: Nigeria, Germany, Mauritania, Cote d’Ivoire.