Marc Rene de Montalembert

Founder with his wife Manuela of the Marc de Montalembert Foundation
Marc Rene de Montalembert

Marc Rene de Montalembert

Founder with his wife Manuela of the Marc de Montalembert Foundation

Biography

Marc Rene de Montalembert is a French forestry engineer and development economist. He has worked in development assistance for 36 years, firstly with the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs and then with the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization.

Whilst working in technical assistance, he was involved in policy analysis, institutional development, and investment preparation; his main interest was in social programmes that promote farmers’ and villagers’ participation in self-help programmes for sustainable livelihoods. Since retiring he dedicated himself to the Marc de Montalembert Foundation with a focus on promoting cultural dialogue in the Mediterranean region, especially through grants to cultural projects undertaken by young people from any country bordering the Mediterranean.

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