We believe technology has great potential in resolving and preventing conflict. Our work revolves around this principle.
We are complete transparent with our stakeholders. They are our partners.
We combine local excellence with world-proven methods, and operate with the backing of international experts.
We seek holistic, multidisciplinary approaches to challenges.
We believe that revisiting and re-evaluating are necessary to achieving lasting results.
We emphasize open and constant communication among our team and clients.
GeoA strives to become a more diverse, inclusive, gender balanced organisation.
We strive to offset our travel emissions and envisage becoming carbon neutral by 2021
Our Operational Team
Eduard Peris Deprez
Eduard Peris i Deprez defended his PhD at King’s College Department of War Studies (London) in December 2017 (focusing on the militarization of humanitarian aid) and holds a Masters of International Relations from Columbia University –New York– (SIPA), as well as a BBA & MBA from ESADE Business School (Barcelona). After two years as the Niger Country Director for USAID’s countering violent-extremism flagship program for the Sahel, he has recently supported the United States Institute of Peace (USIP) on a police reform program in the Sahel and Northern Africa.
Claudia is a Burkinabe and Italian national. She holds a Master in Violence, Conflict and Development from the School of Oriental and African Studies in London. She has a multisectorial experience coordinating projects within the humanitarian/development sector as well as the private sector in Africa and Asia. Claudia has worked in Burkina Faso, China, Ghana, Kenya, Mauritania, Niger and Somalia.
Claudia K. Giglio
Abdoul Azize Sani holds a Bachelor in accounting and business management from the Institut des Sciences Informatiques, d’Economie et de Management. Azize was previously working for the USAID programme PDEV II from October 2013 to December 2016. First as a finance assistant, and then as a finance officer. Azize is currently the finance and logistic officer at GeoA.
Abdoul Azize Sani
Souwaiba Ibrahim holds a degree in Private law and Judicial careers, a double Master in Business Law and Judicial Careers and in Law and Judicial Institutions. She is a PhD candidate in Criminal Law. She has worked for Caritas Développement in Niger, Amnesty International in Benin and UNODC. She has experience working on subjects of death penalty, human illicite trafficking; transnational organized crime; Terrorism and Cybercrime. She is a Lecturer at the Faculty of Law and Political Science in Niamey.
Leyhana Seyni holds a Master's degree in Development Communication and a Bachelor's degree in Media Production from the "Institut de formation aux techniques de l’information et de communication" (IFTIC). She is also renown youth leader. Leyhana is also the Winner of the 2018 Short Film Festival, organised by GeoA.
Jofre Rocabert holds a PhD from the Centre for Comparative and International Studies at ETH Zurich and a Master of Research in politics by the University of Konstanz. He advises GeoA on quantitative data collection methods and data processing. His academic work concentrates on the politics of international organizations He has civil leadership and media experience.
Mireia Mesalles is the Creative and Art director at GeoAnalytics Center. She is responsible for GeoA's visual identity. Mireia has graduated from Barcelona's La Massana art & design Institute, speaks five languages and spends her time outside of GeoA developing art projects.
Our IT experts
Ousmane Lalo Maman Sanoussi is a graduate of the Technical High School of Maradi, where he obtained a bachelor & master's degree in networks and telecommunications. Lalo is a versatile computer and telecommunication.
He has supported a variety of international development agencies, embassies, and private sector companies by deploying, diagnosing and fixing their networks and systems.
Latifa is a software engineer and entrepreneur. She is promoting the startup InnovElle. Latifa won Miss Geek Africa in Rwanda in 2018. She is passionate about IT, humanitarian and social affairs and positive changes.
She is leading the project Saro App, an application which reduce intervention time for first aider and provides advices on first aid.
Ousmane Lalo Maman Sanoussi
Malika Felicien Bewa is a computer engineer of the Ecole Supérieure de Gestion d'Informatique of Cotounou where she specialised in cybersecurity and network management. She previously worked in a multinational telecoms company, where she was responsible for network management.
Malika Felicien Bewa
Latifa Salissou H. Yari
Nathan Adahou is a computer engineer from the prestigious Pan African institute IAI. With more than five years of experience in computer engineering, and passionate about ICTs, he is pushing forward developing ICTs in Niger
Our thematic experts
Lea von Martius
Lea specialises in gender and migration, having several years’ experience in EU migration and refugee policies. A German national, she holds degrees in Economics from Vienna University of Business and Economics, in Human Rights Law from the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) in London, and is currently completing a Master of Public Administration (MPA) at Columbia University in New York. As a Senior Program Manager with GeoA, leads on business development.
Dr. Edward B. Rackley
Dr. Edward B. Rackley is a conflict, security and governance specialist with a geographical emphasis on sub-Saharan Africa. Technical skills include program development, monitoring and evaluation, conflict analysis, public sector reform, voice and accountability, rule of law, security sector reform, governance and civilian protection among others. Dr. Rackley holds doctoral and master’s degrees in political philosophy from the New School for Social Research, New York. His doctoral dissertation addressed the moral logic of humanitarian intervention. He is fluent in French.
Security Sector Advisor
Matt Herbert focuses on security sector reform and border security in the Maghreb and Sahel, where he has designed and implemented capacity building programs for security agencies, and has developed assessments on security service capacity, security service training, security service-community engagement, border security, and migration trends. In 2016-2017, he was seconded to the U.S. Institute of Peace as a Security Sector Reform expert. Mr. Herbert is pursuing a Ph.D. at The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University, and holds an M.A. from the Fletcher School.