Raphaël joined SPC in January 2014 to take on the position of RESCCUE Project Coordinator. Before that, he led for 7 years the development and management of both Biodiversity and Climate Change Adaptation programmes at IDDRI – a Paris-based, non-profit think tank undertaking independent research and providing innovative policy solutions. In this capacity he planned and supervised activities on a wide variety of topics ranging from high seas biodiversity governance to tropical deforestation, from climate adaptation policies to biodiversity economics and coastal zone management.
Holding a PhD in environmental management (AgroParisTech) and two masters in urban & regional planning and environmental economics, Raphaël started his career as Scientific Attaché at the French Embassy in Pakistan, before joining UNDP in Indonesia as a Junior Professional Officer. Raphaël later established himself as an independent consultant and was contracted mainly by IUCN, bilateral cooperation agencies and international organisations.