Philip holds a Master’s degree in International Economic Policy from the Paris School of International Affairs of Sciences Po, and received a B.A. in International Relations from the European Campus of Sciences Po Paris in Nancy. He specializes in capacity building and socio-economic impact assessment of agricultural development projects. Prior to joining FAO, he worked as Economist at the Secretaría del Medio Ambiente de la Ciudad de México (Ministry of Environment of Mexico City). In this position, he published a socio-economic prioritisation analysis for Mexico City’s main climate actions as part of the city’s new Climate Action Plan (CAP1.5°C). 




Isaac holds an Erasmus Mundus Master’s degree in Environmental Policy and Management from the Central European University, Hungary; and Lund University, Sweden. His master thesis focused on urban food systems and the enhancement of adaptive capacities to increase food security in Guatemala City. Prior to joining the EPIC team he was Project Manager in Mexico City’s Ministry of Environment.  

Jihae KWON


Jihae holds a Master’s degree in International Development from Seoul National University, and received a B.A. in International Development and a B.A. in Food and Resource Economics from Korea University. She specializes in measurement and quantitative impact assessment of agricultural development projects. Prior to joining FAO, she worked for the Animal and Plant Quarantine Agency of Korea and worked in Bolivia as a researcher with the Korean Rural Development Administration (RDA). She also has working experience with the Korean Office for Government Policy Coordination, Korea Rural Economic Institute (KREI) Forestry Department, and the U.S. Embassy Seoul Economics Department.


Anatoli joined the team in 2019 and works as an EX-ANTE Carbon-Balance Tool EX-ACT Specialist. She is responsible for updating the EX-ACT tool based on the 2019 Refinement to the 2006 IPCC Guidelines on National Greenhouse Gas Inventories, organizing and facilitating training workshops, preparing training materials and providing ex-ante measurements of the mitigation impact of agriculture and forestry development projects. She was previously stationed in FAO Bangladesh for approximately 3 years implementing  activities under the UN-REDD Bangladesh National Program. She holds a Master’s Degree from the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences in Uppsala. 

EX-ACT unit coordinator - Agricultural Development Economics Division, FAO

With a Ph.D in Environment, Laure-Sophie was hired in 2014 as a consultant to co-lead the technical development of the blue carbon, fishery and aquaculture modules. Since then she conducts GHG accounting on projects, programmes and policies in the AFOLU sector and for various stakeholders (IFAD, WB, GEF, GCF, GEF, FMO, AFD among others). She also participates and carries out EX-ACT training, and contributes to the development of the EX-ACT suite of tools. She is coordinating the activities and team within the unit. 


Agricultural Policy Support Officer - FAO Regional Office for Africa

Louis is at the same time the team leader and the originator of the EX-ACT design. He carries out the technical supervision, the orientation of the development and the dissemination of the tool, looking for new partnerships and collaboration to encourage a broader use of the tool in project and policy appraisals. He also organizes and participates in EX-ACT trainings and workshops.

EX-ACT Expert Network

Natural Resources Officer - Climate and Environment Division, FAO

As a soil scientist and expert, he was hired by FAO as a consultant to develop the tool in 2009-2010. His main fields of expertise are the evaluation of the soils' role in forest and agricultural ecosystems, in the global climate change context and in carbon sequestration. 

Climate Change Consultant - Climate and Environment Division, FAO

Anass conducted numerous capacity building trainings on EX-ACT suite of tools, GHG accounting for a wide range of projects and stakeholders, as well as contributed to the technical development of the EX-ACT suite of tools. Anass is now working with Martial for the Climate, Biodiversity, land and Water Department in FAO.

Past members

Giacomo Branca

Vincent Colomb

Irina Comte

Orane Debrune

Erica Doro

Uwe Grewer

Agnes Lachaise 

Rocio Sanz Cortes

Pierre Luc Sutter

Marianne Tinlot

Ophelie Touchemoulin

Laura Vian




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