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Mathias Lardinois

Mathias Lardinois

Program Coordinator
Belgian Development Agency (BTC)

Mathias Lardinois works for the Belgian Development Agency (BTC) and is the Coordinator of the Belgian Food Security Programme in Tanzania (Maisha Bora). It is a 5-year programme (2015-2019) financed through the Belgian Development Cooperation in partnership with the Government of Tanzania, aiming at improved food security in the Northern zone. The programme brings together 5 international and 10 local development partners with expertise in water engineering, livestock productivity & health, land-use planning, micro-finance, entrepreneurship, WASH & nutrition.

From 2011-15, Mathias was Operation Advisor for BTC in Brussels, in charge of the formulation, backstopping and evaluation of projects in DRC, Uganda, Tanzania, Vietnam. From 2008-11 he was Technical Assistant for BTC in Timbuktu (Mali) for the support of the wheat value chain.

Previous experiences are a 5 years position as Technical Assistant in Senegal to develop new locally processed food products with high added-value, and a 4 years position as Research Engineer at the University of Liege (Belgium) working on municipal solid waste management in developing countries.