Meet the people behind Bioforce

Bioforce has a board of trustees comprising 20 members who help develop the strategy and vote on the broad guidelines. Daily operations are covered by a team of 70 people in Europe, Africa and the Middle East, at the headquarters, in training centres and in our missions. Finally, we have a network of external trainers, some of whom are accredited as Associate Trainers.

Meet the team


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Origin of funds

  • PRIVATE FUNDING (INDIVIDUALS). Funding from diploma and open courses participants
  • PRIVATE FUNDING (ORGANISATIONS). International organisations, NGOs, companies, foundations, taxe d’apprentissage (a French tax to fund education), OPCA (Authorised Joint Collection bodies)
  • DONORS. Région Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, Métropole de Lyon, Conseils Régionaux et Villes, Pôle Emploi, Agence Française de Développement, Organisations des Nations Unies, Union Européenne, Principauté de Monaco
  • PHILANTHROPY. Corporate and private donations (including in-kind donations)
  • MISCELLANEOUS. Membership fees and various

Use of funds

  • LEARN. Training of humanitarians of today and tomorrow (diploma and open courses) in Europe, Africa and in the Middle-East.
  • BUILD. Building the capacity of organisations working in crisis zones (CAR, Lebanon, Jordan and bespoke courses.
  • SHARE. Participation in the evolution and structuring of the humanitarian sector.
  • ADMINISTRATIVE COSTS. Overhead costs incurred to carry out our missions and to ensure proper implementation.
  • OTHER EXPENSES. Depreciation charges and provisions.
  • EQUITY. Positive result for the year.

They support Bioforce

Our story

Humanitarian since 1983

It all began at a local level, when a pioneer of preventive medicine and industrial virology from Lyon, Charles Mérieux, came to the conclusion that no aid work was possible without logistics support.

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