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UNOPS bids farewell to IFAD projects in Mauritania

Posted by Cristiana Sparacino Sunday, March 29, 2009

As IFAD will be undertaking full responsibility for the direct supervision of all its ongoing portfolio in Mauritania starting 1st January 2010 (currently there is only one project in Mauritania under direct supervision), the retreat of IFAD projects in Mauritania was also an occasion to bid farewell to UNOPS and thus to our friend and dear colleague Marc Empain. Marc has been supervising IFAD projects in Mauritania since 1998. His technical capacity, his field-based supervisions, his committment to IFAD's mandate in addition to his sense of humour and positive attitude have made Marc a highly appreciated member of the IFAD family in Mauritania. On the last day of the workshop colleagues prepared a surprise gift for Marc-a traditional Mauritanian outfit.
Bye bye Marc, you will be missed!


  1. Omer said:
  2. IFAD should try to recruit Marc Empain as CPM given his tremendous knowledge, field experience and commitment.

  3. Dear Omer,

    I agree with you 100%. Why don't you convince him it is a good idea? He is scared about too much bureaucracy and little field!