Position : Principal Researcher

Office : IWMI – Cairo – Egypt

Email : f.molle (at)

Languages spoken : English, Portuguese, Spanish, Thai, Arabic, French, German

François Molle is Director of Research at the Institut de Recherche pour le Développement (IRD), France. He as 27 years of experience working on issues of water management, water governance and water policies. He is currently seconded to the International Water Management Institute (IWMI) and is based in Cairo, where he develops research activities in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region. He has authored 200 publications, including 80 journal articles, book chapters and edited volumes. He serves as an editorial board member for several journals and is co-editor of Water Alternatives ( François Molle graduated from Ecole Polytechnique, France, holds a PhD from the University of Montpellier and teaches in several master’s degree programmes in the field of Human Geography.


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