Jonas Mbwangue is an economic policy specialist with more than 17 years of experience in the design, implementation, and monitoring and evaluation of development projects, programs, and policies, particular in the sectors of agriculture, health, and environment.
Currently, Mbwangue is the Lead Technical Advisor of French President Emmanuel Macron’s Initiative for Health in Africa, implemented by Expertise France of the Agence Francaise de Developpement Group. Since 2019, he has provided technical assistance to the Ministry of Health of Burkina Faso in the development of its new national health development plan 2021-2030 and in the development of a health financing strategy.
Prior to joining Expertise France, Mbwangue worked with Sabin Vaccine Institute in Washington, DC, as a Senior Program Officer in charge of supporting Cameroon, Mali, and Senegal in the implementation of a sustainable financing strategy for their national immunization programs. Jonas also worked for more than eight years as a consultant at the World Bank in Washington, DC where he contributed to the design of capacity building programs on land reform policies and sustainable land and natural capital management, as well as operational projects for the rehabilitation of agriculture in Burundi and the promotion of gender inclusive productive alliances, climate change, and nutrition projects in Cameroon. In his native Cameroon, Jonas was Executive Director of the Cameroon National Association for Family Welfare, a family planning and reproductive health non-governmental organization member of International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF), present in 180 countries around the world.
Mbwangue holds a Master of Public Administration in economic policy management obtained in 2004 at the School of International and Public Affairs (SIPA) of Columbia University in the city of New York.