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Gilles Evrard Essuman

Gilles Evrard Essuman

Doctoral researcher

Faculty or Centre Faculty of Humanities, Education and Social Sciences
Department Department of Geography and Spatial Planning
Postal Address Université du Luxembourg
Maison des Sciences Humaines
11, Porte des Sciences
L-4366 Esch-sur-Alzette
Campus Office MSH, E02 25-380
Telephone (+352) 46 66 44 6130

As a European Social Innovation Academy fellow (2018) organised by the European Commission, Gilles has spearheaded several community-based projects both in Africa and Europe. Gilles is an adept non-formal education who enjoys working on local development projects. He has led, coordinated and trained many people on different EU funded projects. Using participatory action research methods, his work focuses on community development, social innovation and sustainable development. Gilles holds a master degree in social innovation and territorial development Université Clermont Auvergne, France as well as a diploma in project management and entrepreneurship from the same university.

Research Interests

  • Degrowth
  • Social Innovation
  • Community Initiatives
  • Transitions
  • Territorial Development

Last updated on: Friday, 09 July 2021


  • Doctoral Studies in Economic Geography, University of Luxembourg, Luxembourg, August 2019- 2022
  • Diplôme d'établissement Étudiant-Entrepreneur (D2E), National Entrepreneurship Diploma, PEPITE France, SIGMA Clermont, Université Clermont- Auvergne | Clermont-Ferrand, France, Sept. 2018- August 2019
  • Master II en Innovation Sociale et Développement de Territoires (Master’s in Social Innovation and Territorial Development), Université Clermont- Auvergne | Clermont-Ferrand, France, Sept. 2017-Sept. 2018
  • BA, Communication Studies (Mass Communication and Public Relations), University of Cape Coast | Cape Coast, Ghana, August 2012-May 2016

Professional Experience

  • Project Manager, Association RESOPA & Cycleanics NGO, France & Ghana, January 2018-Now (Coordination of international projects in EU & Africa, projects’ writing, coordination and facilitation)
  • Education Assistant, Lycée Ambroise Brugière | Clermont Ferrand, France, Oct. 2018- August 2019 (teaching of coursework, organisation of workshops, personal students’ counselling and assistance)
  • Projects Assistant, (Service Civique), Concordia, Clermont Ferrand, France, April 2018- October 2018 (Local & international projects’ coordination and facilitation)
  • Research Assistant, Parliament of Ghana (National Service), Accra, Ghana- 2016-2017, (Reports' writing, data analysis, facts’ sheet preparation and analysis, etc. )

Last updated on: 29 Apr 2020