Olivier Payen is I4DI’s Economic Development & Education Advisor. Mr. Payen has more than 11 years of experience with Economic Development and International Cooperation programs. He focuses on the intersection between solidarity economy and educational development, with expertise in teaching, youth economic and educational development, asset management, and program strategy. From his base in Paris, Olivier provides expertise to I4DI teams and supports technical assistance activities for I4DI projects in Europe. He holds four Master’s degrees: Teaching and Education from the University of Besançon; Economic Development and International Cooperation from Sciences Po Toulouse; and Political Science, as well as German Language, from the University of Toulouse. When he is not working with I4DI teams, Olivier Payen teaches at a primary school of the French Ministry of National Education. He speaks English, French, German, Bosnian, Croatian and Serbian with professional fluency and has a working knowledge of Italian. His extraordinary language and communication skills are a great asset to I4DI’s team and to the projects he supports.