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Cécile Bégard

Sustainable development Communications expert

Remote from Istanbul

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Location and geographical scope

Istanbul, Turkey
Remote only
Works remotely most of the time


Project length
  • ≤ 1 week
  • ≤ 1 month
  • Between 1-3 months
Business sector
  • Architecture & Urban Planning
  • Aviation & Aerospace
  • Civic & Social Organization
  • Culture
  • Education & E-learning
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Skills (34)

Cécile in a few words

Your project is now ready! You thought about every detail and it is going to have a major impact. I can support you during the next step: building a communications strategy that will help you achieve your goals, reach your audiences and multiply that same impact. 📢

After 5 years of enriching and diversified experiences including 2 years in Africa, I have now settled in in Istanbul as a freelance communications expert in the sustainable development and science sectors.

🇫🇷 🇬🇧 I write and design informative and engaging content for your online and offline communications products, both in English and French.

In a nutshell:
✔ Development of ambitious, innovative and objective-driven communications strategies.
📝 Content writing for blog posts, websites, social media, newsletters, brochures, presentations, etc.
✒ Writing articles, interviews, infographics, … to make complex content accessible to anyone and captivate the audience.
🎬 Design of communications products such as videos, photos, brochures, newsletters, etc.
🗞 Press relations
🔦 Any other task that can help you put your project under the spotlight!

Donors, project officers, researchers, communications specialists… your project deserves to be highlighted! If you do not have enough time or if the expertise is not available in your team, I can be in charge of your communications strategy. If you are convinced that the information must be shared, that every organization must be accountable and that populations must be aware of what is happening, we have to work together!



Civic & Social Organization

Communications consultant

Istanbul, Turkey

November 2020 - Today (10 months)

As a communications expert, I assist international development stakeholders (donors, implementing agencies, NGOs, local actors, etc.) in their needs to promote their actions and projects.

Some of the missions I carried out:
- Indian Ocean Blue Year project: development of communications strategy and coordination of communications activities in 9 countries or territories of the Indian Ocean
- DiDEM research project: drafting of communications strategy
- French Research Institute for Sustainable Development and CNRS: implementation of the multi-channel regional strategy in Southern, Eastern Africa and the Indian Ocean

Agence Française de Développement

Public sector

Regional communications officer

Istanbul, Turkey

January 2021 - Today (8 months)

Regional coordination of the conception and implementation of the regional communications strategy in Eurasia (12 countries)

French National Research Institute for Sustainable Development


Regional communications officer

Région de Pretoria, Afrique du Sud

December 2018 - November 2020 (1 year and 11 months)

Increased knowledge and visibility of the scientists’ contribution to sustainable development efforts and promoted the French research institutes’ partnerships in Africa through online platforms, multimedia content creation, media relations and public outreach:

- Planning and facilitation of multimedia communication strategy for the joint IRD, CNRS and Cirad office in Southern Africa (12 countries), reporting to 3 HQ
- Regional coordination of IRD’s communications in Southern Africa, East Africa and the Indian Ocean (14 countries)
- Design and development of multimedia content: presentations, posters, infographics, videos, photos
- Planning and monitoring of digital communications: Bimestrial newsletter, Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, 3 websites
- Partnership building and increased visibility in African and French media
- Drafting notes, press releases, scientific news
- Event planning and outreach activities
- Moderation and development of an internal community of researchers
- Making science available to anyone

Groupe AGPM

Banking & Insurance

Internal communications officer

Toulon, Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur, France

September 2017 - October 2018 (1 year and 1 month)

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