Reiye Gandzounou was GRET’s representative in Congo before joining headquarters in Nogent-sur-Marne, where he has been working as head of the “Social policies and civic issues” department since September 2016.
“Several years ago, GRET came to the Congo with one expatriate. He remained there with a national representative and is still present today. GRET relied on people and resources that are specific to the territories and countries it works in. It opted to build alliances, with players that can sometimes be difficult, complicated and even quite violent. It chose to support the development of local frameworks and today, it is what it is: great. The key witnesses are here and they gave their testimonies with humility. Today, GRET’s development means that the issue of humility has returned. This is the issue facing us, GRET: what type of humility should we have in the future given the fragility of our States, States in which we work, so we can leave preconceived ideas aside and continue to improve?”