New GI WACAF Project Manager

February 1st 2021

We are glad to introduce the new Project Manager: Emilie Canova

Emilie Canova is replacing Julien Favier as GI WACAF Project Manager. Previously, Emilie spent a few months at the International Maritime Organisation (IMO) working on issues related to the OPRC Convention. Before that, Emilie was GI WACAF Project Coordinator for 2 years from October 2018 to October 2020. Emilie has also worked at the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs where she was focusing on the Nordic countries and the Arctic regional cooperation on environmental and hydrocarbons related subjects.

Emilie is delighted to return to GI WACAF to continue to implement the Project's work program in order to achieve the objectives of strengthening national capacities to prepare for and respond to oil spills. While hoping that the global health situation will improve so that the GI WACAF Project team can once again go on site for training workshops, Emilie and the Project Coordinator, Chloé Gondo, are currently working to implement online activities or remote assistance.