Marianne Mensah works on developing international partnerships which foster excellence, innovation and transdisciplinarity to adress societal challenges at Université Côte d’Azur in Nice, France. Prior to joining UCA, Marianne worked for the French Development Agency and United Nations Development Programme. At AFD, she served the group as a Regional Coordinator where she worked on environment, energy, water, health and education projects in Africa. She also worked for the AFD Corporate University (CEFEB), where she developed learning projects on energy efficiency, climate change et project management. She contributed to publications on innovations for sustainable development and on Innovative Finance. Marianne holds a Master degree in Public Administration from Harvard Kennedy School and a Diploma in Economics from Sciences-Po Paris.