Estelle Briot currently leads Altai's Public Policy activities in the Sahel and West Africa, managing a team of consultants based in Senegal, as well as a network of researchers working across the region on three main, interlinked practices: Environment & climate; Migration; Peace, security, and stability.
Estelle is overseeing the development of Altai’s Environment & climate practice, providing strategic advice to clients in the design of complex, multi-country projects addressing adverse impacts of climate change or aiming at protecting biodiversity across West and North Africa. In parallel, as part of Altai’s Peace, security and stability (PSS) activities, Estelle leads the deployment of an action-oriented research project in Eastern Senegal (bordering Mali and Guinea), aiming at collecting and analysing data on threats and risks impacting community resilience towards violent extremism.
Estelle has also been working for several years with Altai on large-scale research, monitoring and learning projects related to migration in the Sahel and Lake Chad region for the EU Emergency Trust Fund (EUTF) for stability and addressing root causes of irregular migration and displaced persons in Africa. She has conducted and coordinated extensive fieldwork across the region and built a strong experience in monitoring complex programs, from elaborating data collection tools; conducting qualitative and quantitative research; data analysis; to reporting and presentations in front of a variety of audiences.
Prior to joining Altai, Estelle worked in the oil & gas industry for the Fitch Group, delivering strategic content and providing key insights into developments across the industry value chain, with a focus on African and Middle Eastern energy markets. Estelle is a graduate from the Ecole Polytechnique, where she majored in Environmental Science. She also holds a master's degree in Conflict, Security and Development from the War Studies Department at King's College London.