Building our Biofuture: Policy issues and opportunities for next generation biotechnologies


Delphine Thizy

Outreach Network for Gene Drive Research

Stakeholder Engagement and Policy Consultant


Delphine Thizy has over 15 years of experience in stakeholder engagement in lower-income countries, focusing on land rights, livelihood and global health. She studied political sciences and development economics. She started her career in microfinance in post-conflict countries, working with civil society and grassroots organisations. Afterwards, she evaluated humanitarian aid and development for bilateral and multilateral donors, foundations and NGOs. She also led several teams for extensive social impact assessments across Africa in infrastructures and extractive industries, providing land rights and livelihood restoration expertise. Since 2014, she has been working in the field of global health. Between 2014 to 2020, she was the Stakeholder Engagement Manager of Target Malaria, a not-for-profit research consortium developing an innovative vector control technology using genetic approaches against malaria-transmitting mosquitoes. Since 2020, she has been a senior advisor to this project in engagement, policy, and impact assessment. She supported the Roll Back Malaria Partnership to End Malaria (RBM) as interim manager of the Advocacy and Resource Mobilization Partner Committee, supporting the Global Fund replenishment campaign in 2022. She served as chair of the WHO informal group on malaria guidelines dissemination in 2022. She has various consultancy contracts focused on global health advocacy, working in Belgium, Luxembourg, France and with the European Union institutions, for Friends of the Global Fund, and the Global Fund to fight Aids, tuberculosis and malaria. She currently works with the Outreach Network for Gene Drive Research as a consultant focusing on European outreach and dialogue with indigenous people and local communities.

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