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Jean-Michel Rousseau

Programme Manager, Public-Private Partnerships Division

Jean-Michel Rousseau is a Programme Manager within the Public-Private Partnerships Division at the Geneva Centre for the Democratic Control of Armed Forces (DCAF). Jointly with the Head of Division, he is responsible for general management processes as well as a variety of programme management processes. He also leads the divisional engagement to strengthen private security regulation in Latin America and the Caribbean.

Prior to joining the Public-Private Partnerships Division, Jean-Michel Rousseau was Head of the North Africa desk at DCAF’s Middle East and North Africa Division, a position in which he coordinated DCAF’s operations in Egypt, Libya, Morocco, and Tunisia. He previously worked as a global strategy, governance, and organisational development consultant, and for German development agency GIZ in Colombia.

Jean-Michel Rousseau studied at Sciences Po Paris, Georgetown University, and the University of Oxford’s Saïd Business School. He has taught at the Geneva Centre for Security Policy (GCSP) and at the Universidad Externado de Colombia.