Nicole Madariaga

Project Team Leader in the Urban Development Division at AFD

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Nicole Madariaga holds a PhD in economics from University Paris 1 Panthéon Sorbonne. Her thesis work focused on the analysis of commercial integration, the location of industrial activities and regional economic convergence in Latin America. She also taught at the University of Paris 1 and at ENSAE (international trade, development economics, spatial economics).

Then, she worked as an economist at the French Treasury, where she was in charge of analysing international trade and business activities. In 2010, she joined AFD as an economist in the Macroeconomic Analysis and Country Risk Division. In 2014, she joined the Urban Development Division, initially as an economist in charge of several themes (urban food supply, job creation in cities, urban climate change, etc.), and then from 2019 as project team leader on finance and decentralization.

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Africa: COVID-19 Exposes the Vulnerability of Urban Food Systems

As a result of the COVID-19 outbreak, the number of people living in food insecurity in East Africa could increase from 14 million to 23 million. In addition to emergency measures, this crisis has highlighted the need to improve the resilience of food systems, especially in the worst-affected towns and cities in Africa.


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