Marine Gauthier


PhD Candidate - International Relations / Political Science
Research Assistant, CCDP
Spoken languages
French, English, Italian
Areas of expertise
  • Climate change and forest politics
  • Civil society
  • Indigenous peoples
  • Nature conservation
Geographical Region of Expertise
  • Africa


Marine Gauthier is a PhD candidate in International Relations / Political Science and a Research Assistant at the Centre on Conflict, Development and Peacebuilding.

After graduating from a MSc in Geopolitics at Ecole Normale Supérieure, she coordinated projects and programmes on policy processes, advocacy and stakeholders engagement in environmental governance for 10 years . She has extensive work experience in South East Asia, West and Central Africa, mainly in DR.Congo, where she has been working as an international expert on REDD+, rights-based forest protection, indigenous peoples rights and civil society participation to land-use management processes. In 2016, she founded CAP!, the Center for Advocacy Practices, an organization which provides support to civil society organizations in order to enable them to engage effectively with decision-makers and to promote political change. She also teaches regularly in France and Belgium on NGO Communications and Advocacy strategies (EFAP, Mundo-B).

Her PhD research focuses on Climate governance and forest-dependent peoples.


Expertise Details

  • Climate governance, REDD+
  • Community rights-based forest management and participatory approaches to conservation
  • Civil society engagement, local communities and indigenous peoples' engagement, Free Prior Informed Consent
  • Advocacy strategies and tools, NGO strategic communications