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Issa Doubragne

Minister of Economy, Planning and Development, Chad

Honorable Issa Doubragne is the Chadian Minister of Economy and Development Planning. His career has spanned work in the public and nonprofit sectors. He is a passionate advocate of development strategies with a focus on beneficiary participation, in a transitioning context from humanitarian to development. Dr. Doubragne was since 2013 the Founder and National Director of an NGO named Humanitarian Initiative for Local Development. His leadership and advocacy brings together a peaceful coexistence between refugees and indigenous people in Goré (south of Chad) and more access to agricultural land for refugees. Concurrently to holding that position, he was a teacher in Geography and Urbanization at the University of Moundou. Prior to that, Dr. Doubragne served as coordinator for Africare from 2007 to 2013 and Professor at the University Adam Barka in Abéché in 2006. He served also at the Board of various national NGOs and nonprofit organizations. Dr. Doubragne earned his Master’s degree and PhD in Geography at the University of Paris I, Pantheon Sorbonne