As a governance consultant, Juana has worked with  the EU, EU member states, African Governments and development banks on stabilisation and growth strategies in transition contexts. She specializes in the design of strategic programmes and projects based on political economy analysis and scenario planning.

Juana brings 16 years of policy and practice: she is a former Team Leader of the OECD International Network on Conflict and Fragility (INCAF) and DAC focal point on responsible supply chains of minerals (2007-2013). Before that, she was Senior Technical Advisor to the DR Congo government to demobilise and reintegrate 150,000 combatants (2004-2005); and the government of Aceh (Indonesia) to implement the Aceh peace agreement (2006). Prior, she was a Conflict Specialist at the World Bank, where she received three awards for the design and implementation of recovery programmes in DR Congo, Burundi and Indonesia, and her analysis of the conflict in Burundi, with US Special Envoy Howard Wolpe (2001-04).

Juana is a native French and English speaker, she holds an MA in Political Science from Sciences Po Paris (1996), an MBA from ESSEC Business School (1999) and an MSc in Foreign Service from Georgetown University (Fulbright, 2001).

Juana de Catheu has extensive experience in working in: Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cambodia, Central African Republic, China, Côte d'Ivoire, Democratic Republic of Congo, Ethiopia, EU, Gabon, Haiti, Indonesia, Kenya, Myanmar, Pakistan, Rwanda, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Timor-Leste, Togo, Uganda, and Zambia. Major areas of expertise include: Conflict, situation and political economy analysis, Curriculum development and training, Monotoring, evalution and impacts assessments, and Planning, strategy and programming