Our team

Mathieu Dionnet


Founding partner at Lisode. Mathieu graduated in the biology of populations and ecosystems at the University of Geneva and in ecosystems management at the University Paris 7. He is specialized in using participatory methods in natural resource management, particularly in rural settings. His expertise in designing role playing games and simulation exercises allows him to propose original solutions for collective learning or decision-making processes.


Jean-Emmanuel Rougier


Founding partner and co-manager at Lisode.  Jean-Emmanuel graduated as an engineer from the Ecole Centrale of Lyon, and also as an environmental engineer and manager from the Ecole des Mines in Paris. He is specialized in designing innovative tools for participatory processes with a special focus on collaborative modeling. His training and professional experience, provide a solid background in multi-stakeholder project management and team coordination. As a result of his involvement in the European research project AquaStress he developed expertise in supporting activities that target integration of scientific expertise with lay knowledge.


Elsa Leteurtre


Partner and co-manager at Lisode. Elsa graduated in ecological engineering (EBE – Paris-Sud XI). After working as a learning facilitator – helping the general public access scientific knowledge – she began to focus on public participation in territorial development. Trained in the companion modeling method (ComMod, developed by the research unit GREEN in Cirad) and a member of the ComMod association she is now using and further developing her expertise in LISODE.  Elsa is particularly interested in projects where experts, local authorities and community members work together. She has experience in accompanying multi-stakeholder groups in water management, urban planning and natural resource management.


Amar Imache


Partner at Lisode. Amar graduated in agronomy (ENSA Algiers, SUPAGRO Montpellier) and continued with a PhD in water management (AgroParisTech Montpellier). For many years he has been working in multidisciplinary research teams working on the irrigated agriculture in Maghreb, particularly in Algeria. He has experience in participatory methods (facilitation of participatory workshops, scenario building) and in socio-economic analysis of agricultural practice (water management and irrigation). He participated in projects in France, Spain, Portugal, Jordan, Egypt, Lebanon, Mauritania, Morocco, Algeria and Tunisia (e.g. WADEMED, SIRMA, Groundwater ARNEA, PAP-AGIR,…).


Ola Dolinska


Doctor in social science (CIFRE fellowship at Lisode/CIRAD) specialized in rural development. Ola’s main interests are innovation process, collective action and social learning in the multi-stakeholder settings and developing tools targeting these processes. She gained experience in development research in the South while working in the interdisciplinary projects in Uzbekistan (integrated water management), Haiti (post disaster reconstruction), Tunisia and Mozambique (rural innovation). She is a member of the ComMod association.


Clémence Souid-Poncelin


Consultant at Lisode, Clémence holds a master’s degree in public policy analysis from Sciences Po Lyon. She is a specialist in participatory methods for the city’s policies. She has had various experiences in the design, animation and evaluation of innovative participative processes (urban strolls, simulation games, participative budget …) and in the animation of multi-stakeholder workshops. She particularly supports projects based on a creative adialogue pproaches.


Ritha Vall


Ritha is a management assistant of Lisode since april 2014. For several years she’s been working in different research and development organizations abroad  (CIRAD, EPW). She has experience in working in cooperative and asociative environment. Today, she is supporting Lisode team in administrative tasks, accounting and finance. She holds a BA in Marketing and Management.


Manuela Vieira Pak


Independent consultant associated with Lisode. She holds a PhD in environmental science. Since 2005 she’s been using the ComMod approach in natural resources management. Currently she is involved with Lisode in developing partnerships with organizations in Latin America.