Damien BARCHICHE heads the Sustainable Development Governance programme, which focuses on the official Sustainable Development Agenda - Agenda 2030, development financing, the trade agenda - but also on emerging modes of governance.

A graduate of Sciences Po Paris and CERDI, Damien has worked since 2006 in NGOs, at the United Nations and the Ministry of Europe and Foreign Affairs on sustainable development and governance issues, before joining IDDRI in 2018.

He was directly involved in the French presidency of the G20 and G8, the reform of the Committee on World Food Security, and initiatives to strengthen the coordination of international organizations (UN High Level Task Force on Global Food and Nutrition Security - HLTF). He was also France's focal point for the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD) and the Intergovernmental Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES).