Haja Bally

Africa-Europe Diaspora Development Platform (ADEPT)

ADEPT is a service delivery platform working with African Diaspora Development Organisations (ADDOs) in Europe that are active in the development of Africa. ADEPT will work and engage with 84 countries (28 EU countries, plus Switzerland and Norway, and 54 African countries).

We serve as a point of reference for those interested in migration, diaspora and development in Africa. We work with:

diaspora organisations and enterprises
governments and policymakers
development and international agencies
civil society organisations and academia

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Elizabeth Bonilla

I am a project development assistant working in support for the Pacific region and I am constantly searching information on Diasporas for project development.

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BASUG Germany

BASUG is one of the active Diaspora organisations in the Netherlands and Germany working together with different stakeholders including the Dutch government, EC-JMDI, UNDP, Oxfam Novib, ICCO, Seva Network Foundation, Environment and Development Foundation – North Rhein Westfalia (SUE-NRW), CIM/GIZ and other mainstream development organisations.
BASUG, registered with the Dutch Chamber of Commerce and German local authority, emerged out of desire and conviction of a number of professional migrants in the Netherlands and Germany coming mainly from Bangladesh, and others here to work on issues relevant to the community and overwhelming urge to contribute to development of Bangladesh. Its immediate motivation was to come forward and assist in devastating floods and other calamities, frequenting the country. It was working since early nineties, but formalized in 2005.
Although primarily focused on Bangladesh, Bangladeshi Diaspora in the Netherlands and Germany, it has increasingly reached out to Bangladeshi Diaspora in other European countries and to Sri Lankan Diaspora in Europe. BASUG thus blended best of both cultures- East and West. This is reflected in its every sphere, in its strategy and management style, to realise the objectives of the organisation.
Apart from the Netherlands and Germany, BASUG has its Chapters in Bangladesh, United Kingdom, Italy and Belgium. In addition, it has established partnership with a leading Sri Lankan organization, and number of institutions in Bangladesh.

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Feras Mashfej

Feras Mashfej

973-641-5517, 62A Traphagen Rd. Wayne, NJ 07470, CERKAJIAN@Yahoo.com

A telecommunications field engineer with 10 years of experience in developing new methodological concepts
Professional Experience
Ameri Metals Recycling, Sarasota, FL 2013- Present
• Supervised the sales and purchasing operations.
• Managed employees schedule and tasks.

United Cleaning Service, Wayne, NJ 2012-2013
Hood Cleaning Services
• Managed hood cleaning service.
• Scheduled appointments.

Tishreen Power Plant, Homs, Syria 2009-2011
Contractor of Electrical and Infrastructure Buildings
• Fixed construction issues for 40 offices.

Syriatel, Homs, Syria 2003-2009
Telecommunication Engineer in BSS & Transmission Section
• Managed and optimized cell data transmission to guarantee continuous connection between customers and the communication center.
• Demonstrated continuous efforts to improve operations, decrease turnaround times, and streamline work processes.
• Worked cooperatively and jointly with customer service teams to provide high quality services.
• Repaired reported issues within the BTS.
• Made insulations for the transmission equipment on site.
• Managed GSM, EDGE, WCDMA, LTE transmission technologies.
• Provided financial reports.

Syrian Telecommunication, Homs, Syria 2002-2003
Telecommunication Engineer at PCM Section.
• Monitored site activities via MSC.
• Performed configurations of OD DSL product.
• Used TDM, PCM technology.
• Managed signals of transmission system for customers.
• Monitored international communication system via TDM system (Time Division Modulation).

MS Office, GSM Networking, Speak Arabic language fluently.
BSC in Electrical and Telecommunication Engineering, University of Aleppo, Syria.

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Liberia Strategic Agency for Investment and DevelopmentLISAID

1. Education – LISAID provides scholarship as well as scholarships information, prepares and submits scholarship applications to university of choice or schools in order ease admission process

2. Sports – LISAID connects professional sports athletes to professional clubs in Liberia, Spain, England, Germany, Portugal, Brazil and Australia for the purpose of an athlete reaching his or full potential

3. Agriculture – LISAID negotiates for agricultural land on behalf of its clients and provide information on global agricultural imports and exports trade between states with free-trade-agreements

4. Real Estate Management – LISAID identifies economies in which housing and real estates are profitable and advises investors of such information

5. Mining – LISAID advises investors of regions where goal, diamond, silver and alumni are in high depository and low prices as well as labourer. And also recruits labourers so that investors are not overwhelmed with rigorous process of social corporate responsibilities

6. Transportation – LISAID provides information to investors where transportation are in limited supplies and connects clients with relevant authorities to invest

7. Textiles and Sowing – LISAID links investors with schools, security agencies, corporate offices to provide uniforms of all kinds that benefit all parties with the underlying assumption of profitability and cost saving for consumers and suppliers.

8. Information Technology – LISAID creates opportunities for investors to share information from any part of the World. And also the introduction of “International Business Machines” that reduces financial impropriety in a firm/company.

9. Procurement – LISAID provides non-governmental organizations, business and government agencies with adequate methods of procurement; which reduces overspending on goods & services.

10. Banking and Investment – LISAID provides banking opportunities to businesses and individuals who are searching for secure financial institutions, shares and attractive interest and borrowing rates. And also negotiates flexible payment scheme in times of default without extending rates.

11. Advertising and Marketing – LISAID provides adequate advertising platform for business entities in order to increase sales, increase marginal profit and compete with those within the same industries.

12. Housing Construction – LISAID provides specialists in all areas of construction along with construction tools to its clients. And recruits labourers at an affordable cost and complete jobs on schedule.

LISAID’s investment management guide is not model on the basis of one-size-fits-all. LISAID looks at individual investor’s interest and the prevailing economic situation in which a particular investment is targeted. This approach provides various pieces of empirical evidence and experiences from two(2) to five(5) years before drafting a model that suits a client. Each client is considered as a unique investor. Therefore, our investment specialists are trained to lead you from the very beginning to the end where you are comfortable enough to take initiatives.

LISAID’s investment model has gained the much needed reputations over the years as a result of record level of sustainability and development in areas that LISAID leads its clients. LISAID’s investment model is contemporary due to its flexibility and extensive research strength in all chosen business industries.

LISAID utilizes the knowledge and experiences of successful professionals to train, mentor, educate and assist investors and clients who have expressed their desires to become a part of LISAID’s Capacity Building Scheme (CBS). LISAID also provides free information packages and monthly newsletters to its clients on current investment portfolios in order to keep clients informed of changing Global phenomena.

At LISAID, minimum consultancy and investment portfolio management fees are charged in order to facilitate external consultation, facilitation, networking, meeting, corporate profile development, public relations, coordination, research materials, and reports. These activities, programs and functions are undertaken by LISAID for and on behalf of investors and developers so that our clients can look after the most important aspect of your investment. With these arrangements put in place with previous clients, we have taken proud that LISAID has provided a perfect business solution in a real World.

LISAID is a developmental oriented company. LISAID works with its clients to initiate joint development projects that are agreed upon. Alternatively, LISAID is capable drafting and developing a proposed project that is development oriented that is profit driven. In our development oriented projects, LISAID provides both tools and labourers support to specific projects that are within its consultation portfolios and clients provides materials that produces project outcome.

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Prénoms : Youssouf
Date et lieu de naissance : 08/ 04 / 1988 à Djougou
Situation matrimoniale : Célibataire sans enfant
Nationalité : Béninoise
Profession : Ingénieur agronome Zootechnicien
Adresse : 03 BP : 3397 Cotonou
Tél : (00229) 97 05 82 68 / (00229) 94 54 39 49
E-mail : aminoumy@gmail.com / belius01@yahoo.fr

Etudes et diplômes
2011-2013 : Master Professionnel Agronomie à la Faculté des Sciences Agronomiques (FSA) de l’Université d’Abomey-Calavi (UAC)
2010-2011 : Licence Professionnelle Agronomie à la Faculté des Sciences Agronomiques de l’Université d’Abomey-Calavi (FSA/UAC).
2009-2010 : Troisième année d’Agronomie Générale à la Faculté des Sciences Agronomiques de l’Université d’Abomey-Calavi (FSA/UAC).
2008-2009 : Deuxième année d’Agronomie Générale à la Faculté des Sciences Agronomiques de l’Université d’Abomey-Calavi (FSA/UAC).
2007-2008 : Première année d’Agronomie Générale à la Faculté des Sciences Agronomiques de l’Université d’Abomey-Calavi (FSA/UAC).
2006-2007 : Baccalauréat de l’Enseignement du Second Degré, série D.à Abomey-Calavi
2003-2004 : Brevet d’Etudes du Premier Cycle (B.E.P.C.) à Abomey-Calavi
1999-2000 : Certificat d’Etudes Primaires (C.E.P) à Cotonou

Depuis Février 20013 : Membre du Laboratoire d’Ethnopharmacologie et de Santé Animale (LESA), Assistant de recherche et Professeur Assistant à la FSA et dans les universités privées
2010-2011 : Stage professionnel réalisé sur la Ferme d’Elevage de BETECOUCOU (FEB) dans la commune de Dassa-Zoumé, département des Collines pour l’obtention du diplôme de Licence Professionnelle
Août-Septembre 2009 : Stage de renforcement des acquis à la ferme Saint vIncent de Paul à Hlagbadénou dans les Collines
2008-2009 : stage de Monographie du Milieu Réel (MMR) dans le village Daagbé-Nago, commune d’Ifangni, département du Plateau.
2007-2008 : stage de Découverte du Milieu Rural (DMR) dans le village d’Azozoundji, commune d’Agbangnizoun, département du Zou.

Parle et écris très bien le français
Parle et écris couramment l’anglais
Capacité de travailler en groupe et / ou sous pression
Aptitude à vite apprendre
Maîtrise de logiciels Word, Excel, Power point et l’outil internet.
Esprit de créativité et d’innovation, apport de nouvelles idées, coordination des activités et des évènements, suivi, contrôle et mise en exécution des directives.

Langues parlées
Français ; Anglais ; Fon, Dendi

Honnêteté, Ponctualité, amour du travail bien fait ; grand sens de responsabilité.

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Hermann Sewanou Honfo

FIRST NAME : Hermann
SUBNAME : Sèwanou
BIRTH DATE : September 24th, 1991
BIRTH PLACE : Aglogbè (Benin)
SPOKE LANGUAGES : French, English.
WRITEN LANGUAGES : French, English.
ADRESS: Tchonvi – Ekpè / 06 BP 1506 Cotonou
DETAILS: (229) 96 534 705 / (229) 92 046 201
E-MAIL : honfosewanou@yahoo.fr / honfosewanou@gmail.com


2.1. UNIVERSITY’S STUDIES : 2009 – 2012

SCHOOL : National High School of Sciences and Techniques of Agronomy (ENSTA) of Kétou of the University of Abomey-Calavi (UAC)
OPTION : Management of Natural Resources
CERTIFICATION EARNED : Bachelor of Sciences degree in Management of Natural Resources

2.2. HIGH SCHOOL : 2002 – 2009

SCHOOL : CEG Suru – Léré (Cotonou)
CERTIFICATION EARNED : – G.C.E.A-level (BAC) Option Biology and Sciences
– Certificate of first cycle studies (BEPC)

2.3. PRIMARY SCHOOL : 1996 – 2002

SCHOOL : Public Primary School of Djèdjèlayé
CERTIFICATION : Certificate of primary studies (CEP)

 YEAR : 2013-2014
Research Assistant in Biostatistic atCBIG/ FSA/ UAC
Training to statistics analysis of data by the software R at the Laboratory of Applied Ecology (LEA) / Faculty of Agronomy Sciences (FSA) / University of Abomey-Calavi (UAC)
Conférence de recherche africaine sur l’agriculture ; l’alimentation et la nutrition (AGRAR) : Participation à la première édition de la conférence AGRAR (2013)
 Year 2011
Trainship at BEES NGO, NGO active

Papers already submitted:
– Hermann Honfo1, Césaire Gnanglè, Sylvanus Mensah, Valère Kolawolé Salako, Achille Ephrem Assogbadjo, Clément Agbangla, and Romain Glèlè Kakaï. Traditional ecological knowledge and use value of bamboos in southern
Benin: implications for their sustainable management. Economy of botany.
– Tovissodé C. F., Honfo S. H., Salako V. K., Gnangle C. P., Mensah S. and Glèlè Kakaï R. Under review. Population structure of the bamboo species in relation to topographical units in Benin (West Africa). Journal of Plant Ecology. Manuscript number JPE-2013-0191.
– Gnangle C.P, Mongbo R., Honfo S. H., Gbemavo C., Glèlè Kakaï R., Mensah G. A., Sokpon N. Agrarian systems dynamics of shea trees (Vitellaria paradoxa gaertn) parklands in northern Benin. Journal of Research in Internationsl Business and Management.

Conférence de recherche africaine sur l’agriculture ; l’alimentation et la nutrition (AGRAR) : Participation to the first edition of the conference AGRAR (2013)


1)- Pr Romain Lucas GLELE KAKAÏ, Associated Professor in Biostatistic and Forestry modelling FSA / UAC
Adress and Phone number : Arkon ville-Abomey-calavi / (229) 95 840 800 / (229)67 41 24 54

2)- Dr Césaire Paul GNANGLE, General Director of Environment (DGE / MEHU)
Adress and Phone number : Womey-Cotonou / (229)95 28 21 99 – (229) 66 28 53 11

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BRAC is a development success story, spreading solutions born in Bangladesh around the world – a global leader in creating opportunity for the world’s poor. What started out as a limited relief operation in 1972 in a remote village of Bangladesh has turned into the largest development organisation in the world. Organising the poor using communities’ own human and material resources, BRAC (formerly Bangladesh Rural Advancement Committee) catalyses lasting change, creating an ecosystem in which the poor have the chance to seize control of their own lives. We do this with a holistic development approach geared toward inclusion, using tools like microfinance, education, healthcare, legal services, community empowerment, social enterprises and BRAC University. Our work now touches the lives of an estimated 135 million people, with staff and BRAC-trained entrepreneurs numbering in the hundreds of thousands, a global movement bringing change to 12 countries in Asia, Africa and the Caribbean.

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Donegal Diaspora Project

The Donegal Diaspora project has been set up to reach out and engage with County Donegals global community, its “Pobal Domhanda”.

This network is made up of people with a connection to Donegal, no matter where they may be living. .

Aims of the Project
This website will act as the centrepoint of all information and networks. Our aim is to promote Donegal, encouraging inward investment to the county. Key areas we will focus on are: education, heritage, culture, tourism, business and enterprise.

History of the Project
Donegal County Council Community and Enterprise Section are delighted to be delivering The Donegal Diaspora Project. Our Donegal Diaspora is defined in the County Strategy ‘An Strateis’ as the community of Donegal living in the County as well as those with a connection to, or interest in Donegal – no matter where they live.

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Désiré Adékambi ADEYEMI

- Assistant chercheur depuis Mai 2013 du Professeur KAYODE Polycarpe (Enseignant chercheur à la Faculté des Sciences Agronomiques (FSA) de l’Université d’Abomey-Calavi/Bénin).
– Je travaille également dans le Laboratoire de Biochimie et de Microbiologie des Aliments de la FSA et dans le Laboratoire de Valorisation et de Gestion de la Qualité de Bioingrédients Alimentaires de mon Chef, le Prof. KAYODE Polycarpe.

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Association pour la Protection des Forts Naturelles du Bnin APROFONB BENIN

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RESOURCE HUB FOR DEVELOPMENT (RHD) is a national, non-profit, humanitarian and development Organization founded in 2010. It has a mandate in partnering with communities and other organizations in alleviating poverty through socio-economic empowerment and humanitarian aid in poor marginalized rural regions in Kenya. RHD stand to change the lives of individual and families in the poorest communities in Kenya by promoting initiatives and sustainable development solutions which advocates facilitating lasting change, strengthening development capacity for self help, providing economic, social opportunities and relief to the poor.

RHD programs covers; Health Care, Water – Sanitation & Hygiene (WaSH), Education, Agriculture, Environmental Management and Energy conservation, Housing and Settlement, HIV/Aids, Information, Micro-finance and Management, Humanitarian Relief, Youth and Women Empowerment , Social and Cultural Programs -Peace Building, Volunteerism, Population and Reproductive health and welfare. RHD works with the poorest of the poor marginalized, isolated rural communities nationwide to identify and solve core problems.


RHD mission is to alleviate poverty and empower poor marginalized rural and slum communities through socio-economic programs and humanitarian aid. We stand to change the lives of individual and families in the poorest communities in Kenya by promoting initiatives and sustainable development solutions which advocates facilitating lasting change, strengthening development capacity for self help, providing economic, social opportunities and relief to the poor.

RHD has a vision of a just society where the dignity, self esteem and self determination of every citizen are guaranteed for integral human development. Towards this, RHD has a mission to work for empowerment and transformation of poor marginalized communities through capacity development in order to realize equitable, innovative and sustainable development geared towards poverty alleviation.

This is aimed to exploit the natural and human resources available in the region whist sustaining and improving the environment for the benefit of the inhabitants. The organization has worked tirelessly to bring together the local communities with their expertise and experience and the development agencies with their resource to confront ignorance, diseases, poor livestock husbandry, environmental degradation and the resultant poverty and backwardness.

RHD forms the basis for networking [Through our Ambassadors] with other development organization both at the Local and international levels to create a resource centre and a forum for discussion; exchange ideas on problems affecting the marginalized, poor rural communities. While also Integrate the existing projects for improvement on proper healthcare and the living standards towards self-employment opportunities and initiate food self-sufficiency strategies and funding.

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Bruno Agossou Djossa

Personal information
Surname: Djossa
First names: Agossou Bruno
Date of birth: February 14th, 1969
Place of birth: Agonvè (department of Zou, Republ. of Bénin)
Marital status: married, 3 children

Nationality: Beninese
Address: BP: 910 Abomey-Calavi, Tél : +(229) 95 45 62 83 (mobile), Fax: +(229) 21 30 30 84, djosbruno@yahoo.fr; djossabruno@gmail.com

– PhD in Environment Management. Option: Natural Resources Management, Territory Management and Environmental Policy.
Dissertation theme: Management of woody plant species with potential for use in agroforestry and the role of fruit bats in seed dispersal in the Biosphere Reserve of Pendjari (Benin).

– MSc in Conservation and Management of natural resources.
Dissertation theme: Bat diversity in the Wari-Maro and Monts-Kouffé forests reserves in Benin (West Africa).

Language skills
– French (writing and speaking, fluent)
– English (writing and speaking, good)
– Mother language: Fon and several other languages spoken in Benin

Professional Experience
– May-June 2013: Rapid assessment of small mammals (bats) in Bumbuna Consevation Area in Sierra Leone, utilizing standardized sampling methods. Study commanded by Hydroelectric Power Project as follow up of the impact of the dam after its impoundment from 2009.
– March-April 2010: Wildlife inventory with line transects in the Kouandé and Mékrou forests reserves for the Project of Forest and Territories Management (in french PGFTR).
– April 2008-November 2009: Regular sampling of bats and moths in cotton fields and
their vicinity for pesticide analyses conducted within the multidisciplinary and international BIOTA team.
– February-March 2008: Rapid assessment of small mammals (bats) in Loma mountains
Forest in Sierra Leone, utilizing standardized sampling methods. Study commanded by Hydroelectric Power Project.
– March-April 2007: Wildlife inventories with line transects in the Wari-Maro and
Monts-Kouffé forests reserves for the Project of Forest Massif Management (in French Projet d’Aménagement des Massifs Forestiers (PAMF)).
– September 2004- August 2006: Regular bats surveys in the Biosphere Reserve of
Pendjari and its surrounding territories in Benin with a standardized method for my PhD project and for the German project BIOTA (Biodiversity Monitoring Transect Analysis).
– October-November 2003: Rapid assessment of bats (Chiroptera) in Déré, Diécké and
Mt. Béro forest reserves, Southeastern Guinea (Guinea Conakry) for Conservation International, an American NGO and Guinée Ecologie, a Guinean NGO.

Scientific Publications
– Chabi A. M. S. Djagoun, Barthélémy Kassa, Bruno A. Djossa, Tim Coulson, Guy A. Mensah & Brice Sinsin. 2014. Hunting affects dry season habitat selection by several bovid species in northern Benin. Wildlife Biology 20: 83–90
– Christin Stechert, Marit Kolb, Müfit Bahadir, Bruno A. Djossa & Jakob Fahr. 2014. Insecticide residues in bats along a land use-gradient dominated by cotton cultivation in northern Benin, West Africa. Environ. Sci. Pollut. Res. 21:8812–8821
– Djossa A.B., Yedomonhan H., Adomou A.C. & Sinsin A.B. 2012. Land use impact on tree fruiting performance: implications for food resources availability for flying foxes in Benin, West Africa. 2012. International Journal of Science and Advanced Technology, 2: 9-24.
– Djossa B.A., Zachée P. & Sinsin B.A. 2012. Activity patterns and habitat use of the western tree hyrax (Dendrohyrax dorsalis) within forest patches and implications for conservation. ECOTROPICA, 18: 65–72,
– DJOSSA B.A., TONI H., DOSSA K., AZONANHOUN P., SINSIN B. 2012. Local perception of ecosystem services provided by bats and bees and their conservation in Bénin, West Africa. Int. J. Biol. Chem. Sci., 6 (5): 2034-2042.
– Adomou A.C., Yedomonhan H., Djossa B., Legba S. I., Oumorou M. et Akoegninou A. 2012. Etude Ethnobotanique des plantes médicinales vendues dans le marché d’Abomey-Calavi au Bénin. Int. J. Biol. Chem. Sci. 6(2): 745-772.
– Dougnon T.J., Djossa A.B., Youssao I., Kpodékon T.M. & Ogni C. 2012. Bats as bushmeat in Benin: yield in carcass and meat quality of the fruit bats Eidolon helvum (Kerr, 1792) and Epomophorus gambianus (Ogilby, 1835). 2012. International Journal of Science and Advanced Technology, 2(3): 81-90.
– Dougnon T.J., Tobada P., Djossa B.A., Davito F.E., Youssao, I. 2012. Effects of powdered peanut (Arachis hypogeae) on the sex reversing in guinea fowl and the parameters of production and reproduction in the fowl “Numida meleagris” International Journal of Advanced Biological Research, 2(2): 209-214.
– Amahowé I.O., Djossa A.B., Adomou A.C., Kabré A.T. & Sinsin B. 2012. Vegetation structure and tree diversity in habitats exploited by elephants in Benin (West Africa). J. Appl. Biosci., 58: 4223– 4233
– Houngbédji M.G., Djossa B.A., Adomou A.C., Dakpogan S.C., Sinsin B. & Mensah G.A.. 2012. Conservation Status of the Red-bellied Guenon (Cercopithecus erythrogaster erythrogaster) in the Western Dahomey Gap in Southwestern Benin and the Adjacent Togodo Forest Reserve, South Togo. African Primates, 7 (2): 184-192.
-Amoussou L.L.A., Djossa B.A., Lougbégnon O.T., Kidjo F.C. & Mensah G.A. 2012. Analyse de la pression anthropique et son effet sur la biodiversité des sites à ériger en réserves de faune au Sud-Bénin. Bulletin de la Recherche Agronomique du Bénin, Numéro spécial Elevage & Faune- Juillet 2012, 22-27.
– Amoussou L.L., Lougbégnon T.O., Djossa B.A., Kidjo F.C., Awessou B. & Mensah G.A. 2012. Analyse des conditions de participation des communautés riveraines à la création des réserves de faune au Sud-Bénin. Bulletin de la Recherche Agronomique du Bénin, Numéro spécial Elevage & Faune- Juillet 2012, 28-34.
– Tchabi V. I., B. A. Djossa, A. K. Natta, H. A. Fongnonhou et G. A. Mensah. 2011. Statut éco-démographique des populations de Cobe defassa, Kobus ellipsyprimnus defassa (Ruppell) dans le Parc National de la Pendjari au Nord-Bénin. Bulletin de la Recherche Agronomique du Bénin Numéro 70 : 1-9.
– Kidjo F.C, Lougbegnon O. T., Djossa A. B., Oumorou M., Codjia J. T.C, B. sinsin. 2011. Caractérisation phyto-écologique de l’habitat du Tagelaphus spekei gratus Sclater, 1864 (sitatunga) dans la partie méridionale du Bénin. Int. J. Biol. Chem. Sci., 5 (4) :1603-1618
– Kidjo F.C., Djossa B.A., Houngbedji M.G., Lougbegnon T., Codjia J. T. C., B. Sinsin. (2011). Ecologie alimentaire du Sitatunga (Tragelaphus speckei, Sclater, 1864) dans les sites Ramsar du Sud-Bénin. Int. J. Biol. Chem. Sci., 5 (2): 603-617.
– Gerard Nounagnon Gouwakinnou, Anne Mette Lykke, Bruno Agossou Djossa and Brice Sinsin. 2011. Folk perception of sexual dimorphism, sex ratio, and spatial repartition: implications for population dynamics of Sclerocarya birrea [(A. Rich) Hochst] populations in Benin, West Africa. Agroforest. Syst. 82:25–35.
– Djossa B. A., Adomou A. C. et B. A. Sinsin. 2010. Influence du type d’habitat sur la diversité et la structure des communautés des chiroptères au Bénin. Int. J. Biol. Chem. Sci., 4 (6): 2146-2159.
– Akouèhou S.G., Djossa A.B., Ahononga F.C. and Awessou B.K. 2010. Role of community forest reserves in wildlife conservation in Benin, West Africa, Int. J. Biol. Chem. Sci., 4 (4): 1334-1339.
– Djossa B. A.; Fahr J.; Wiegand T.; Ayihouénou B. E.; Kalko E. K. V.; Sinsin B.
A. 2008. Land use impact on Vitellaria paradoxa C.F. Gaertn. stand structure and distribution patterns: a comparison of the Biosphere Reserve of Pendjari and farmed lands in Atacora district in Benin. Agroforest. Syst. 72:205-220.
– Djossa B. A.; Fahr J.; Kalko E. K. V.; Sinsin B. A. 2008. Shea fruits as key resources of flying foxes (Pteropodidae) in northern Benin, West Africa, and the effects of seed handling by bats on germination rates. ECOTROPICA 14: 37-48.
– Djossa B. A.; Sinsin B. A.; Kalko E. K. V., Jakob F. 2008. Inventory of bat
species of Niaouli Forest, Benin, and its bearing on the significance of the Dahomey Gap as a zoogeographic barrier. African Bat Conservation News (15) 4-6.
– Fahr J., Djossa B. A. and Vierhaus H. 2006. Rapid assessment of bats (Chiroptera)
in Déré, Diécké and Mt. Béro classified forests, Southeastern Guinea; including a review of the distribution of bats in Guinée Forestière. In Wright, H.E., J. McCullough, L.E. Alonso and M.S. Diallo (eds). 2006. Une Évaluation Biologique Rapide de Trois Forêt Classées du Sud-est de la Guinée. Bulletin RAP d’Evaluation Rapide 40. Conservation International. Washington, D.C.

Manuscript under review
– Djossa A. Bruno et Alissou K. Benoît (under review). Performance de production de biomasse de ver de terre, Eissenia foetida sur différents substrats au Bénin, Afrique de l’Ouest. Bulletin de la Recherche Agricole du Bénin.
– Bruno Agossou DJOSSA, Hermann Cyr TONI, Brice Augustin SINSIN (submitted) Do flying foxes limit flower abortion in African baobab (Adansonia digitata)? : Case study in Benin, West Africa. Journal FRUITS

Ongoing research activities
Assessment of the effects of chemical pollution on pollinating bats and bees – Strategies for maintaining ecosystem services and honey production (Fellowship from Volkswagen Foundation 2011).

Computer and software experience
Good knowledge of Windows, Excel, statistics software, Power Point, etc.
Cotonou, August 30th, 2013

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Faustin yédjanlognon ASSONGBA

1 Renseignements personnels
Prénoms Yédjanlognon Faustin
Année de naissance et Lieu Vers 1976 à AKLAMPA
Nationalité Béninoise
E-mail yedjanlognon@yahoo.fr

Téléphone (00229) 97 60 26 32/00229 95673397
BP 779 Abomey-calavi
Structure Laboratoire d’Ecologie Appliquée (LEA) / FSA / UAC
Académique et spécifique (Ecole, Université) Ville et Pays Durée de la formation Diplôme obtenu
Faculté des Lettres Arts et Sciences Humaines (FLASH) de l’Université d’Abomey Calavi (UAC) 3 ans Doctorat en Gestion de l’Environnement et Aménagement de l’Espace Option Gestion des Ressources Naturelles
En attente de soutenance
Faculté des Lettres Arts et Sciences Humaines (FLASH) de l’Université d’Abomey-Calavi (UAC) 1 an DEA (Diplôme d’étude Approfondie) 2010 DEA en Gestion de l’Environnement et Aménagement de l’Espace.
Faculté des Lettres Arts et Sciences Humaines (FLASH) de l’Université d’Abomey-Calavi (UAC) 4 ans Maîtrise, Licence et Duel 1et 2
Option : Aménagement de Territoire
CEG1 Lokossa 1 an BAC série D
CEG Abomey-Calavi 7 ans BEPC
EPP Abomey-Calavi 6 ans CEFEB en 1988
3 Rencontres Scientifiques Participées
Structures d’organisation Année de participation
Colloque Internationale sur l’Environnement : Environnement, Urbanisation et Ruralité dans les Régions des Grands Lacs d’Afrique : Défis ? Solutions Bujumbura, Burundi du 8 au 10 Novembre 2012 CELAB, Campus Mutanga
Participations aux colloques scientifiques
Des Universités de Lomé (Togo) et celles du Bénin XVème, XVIème XVIIème sur les cultures sciences et technologie pour un développement africain
Participation Au Programme sur les Forets Africaines, Populations et Changement Climatique : Renforcement des Capacités et Développement des Compétences. Organisé par African Forest Forum (AFF) 4 au 6 Novembre 2012 au Kenya
Participation à la Formation sur l’Hygène et l’Assainissement du Milieu à Cotonou par Fondation Let’s Do It World 21 au 26 Novembre 2012
Journées Scientifiques Internationales de Lomé XVème édition 22 au 26 Octobre 2012
Hommage Scientifique au Professeur Emérite Edouard ADJANONHOUN à UAC 10 au 13 juin 2012
Association Béninoise de Pastoralisme (ABePA) Edition des 4 et 5 novembre 2012
Association Béninoise de Pastoralisme (ABePA) Edition des 20 et 21 novembre 2011
3ème Colloque de l’Université d’Abomey-Calavi : Sciences, Culture et Technologies 6 au 10 juin 2011
Journées Scientifiques Internationales de Lomé XIVème édition 25 au 29 Octobre 2010
4 Recherches Scientifiques
Doctorat Ethnobotanique, Répartition Spatiale, Ecologie et Statut de Conservation de Dialium guineense Willd au Bénin
DEA Etude Ecologique et Ethnobotanique des Forêts de la Basse Vallée de l’Ouémé : Implication pour une Conservation Durable

Maîtrise Effets des Campagnes Nationales de Reboisement et des Journées Nationales de l‘Arbre sur les Périmètres Domaniaux de Pahou et Sémè
5 Etudes spécifiques réalisées
Structures Travaux exécutés
Réalisation de l’étude de référence sur la diversité biologique des massifs forestiers des Trois Rivières, de Sota, de Goungoun, de Dogo-Kètou, de l’Ouémé-superieur N’dali en 2011
ProCGRN Etude sur le circuit de la commercialisation du Karité, du riz et noix d’acajou dans les départements de la Donga et Atacora en 2009
Direction Générale de Ressources Naturelles et Forestières (DGRNF) et PBF II (PBFII) Inventaire national forestier en 2008
Levier pour le Développement Durable (LDLD) Inventaire des espèces floristiques entrant dans les tisanes traditionnelles par les populations de Holli de la forêt Classée de la Lama

Yédjanlognon Faustin ASSONGBA

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Scholastique Mireille Sêwanoudé TOYI ALAGBE

I was born in june, 1984 in Benin and I’m married with two childreen. I have a PhD degree in management of natural resources. By the year 2013, I was recruited as assistant at the University of Abomey-Calavi, Benin.
I’m a full member of The Laboratory of Applied Ecology of the Faculty of Agronomic Sciences, Benin.

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Ivana Horvat

——————————- Ivana Horvat——————————-
4917 NE 20th Ave Portland, Oregon 97211 * (503) 901-3765 * ivana14horvat@gmail.com

My aim is to utilize my aptitude as a videographer towards marketing, while developing my professional skills with an organization that shares my values and understands the potential of creative impact.



§ Expertise with Final Cut Pro, Adobe Photoshop, Microsoft Office Suite, Mac operating systems.
Proficient with After Effects, Final Cut X, Soundtrack Pro.
Strong ability with non-linear editing, DSLR cameras, lighting and audio.
Dynamic understanding of video production, media management, media coding and broadcast journalism.
Ability to create exciting and well-maintained social media sites.
Soft Skills
· Strong communication in various types of production
atmospheres: broadcast, commercial, non-profit, music, documentary, education.
· Proficient in managing client and crew relationships.
· Excellent writing abilities
· Impeccable organization skills.
· Bringing a fun creative spark to the everyday.

§ Small business co-owner at the age of 22.
§ Documentary accepted into Outfest and Trans/Giving traveling film festivals.
§ Directed and produced a documentary about Bosnia & Herzegovina anticipated to be screened around the world in 2015.
§ Directed and produced a charity video that raised over $32,000.
§ Video journalism, storytelling, The Balkans, tutoring, neuropsychology, the ukulele.
§ French, Nepali and Bosnian.


LLAMAMAMA Productions
Developed targeted video concepts to achieve a client’s specific goal. Negotiated the creative process closely with my business partner to achieve a well-organized and productive working relationship. Shot, lit and recorded audio for interviews. Edited, color corrected, mixed audio. Delivered various formats of professional HD videos for businesses, artists and non-profits.
June 2010 – On Hiatus.

Administrative Office Assistant
Worked for an Energy Trust of Oregon program promoting energy efficiency. Used company CRM system, processed applications, took and made calls to customers, worked closely with manager to refine existing program processes. Became a key member of a team and learned how to effectively communicate, work to deadline and remain organized so that various goals from the client were met.
February 2013 – Current.

Oregon Episcopal School.
Production Assistant / Freelance videographer
Managed daily schedules for the crew, organized interviews, kept finances, set up and maintained lighting and audio equipment. Shot and edited videos for school newsletter and YouTube page, created slideshows, and designed pamphlets promoting the school.
June 2010 – June 2013.

Assistant Editor
The Autry Museum
Edited the original television series, I Am The West, for The Autry Museum which aired on KCET, the nation’s largest independent public television station throughout Southern and Central California. Summer 2011.

NW 32 (KRCW).
Scouted locations, assisted camera crew on site, organized daily schedules, supported crew in studio, worked in the control room, interviewed and helped coordinate auditions for America’s Next Top Model. Edited an original series for the Portland affiliate of the CW television station, which aired in Portland and Seattle. Summer 2009
Pitzer College, Claremont, CA Bachelor of Arts in Media Studies August 2006 – May 2010
Prototypes Women’s Prison Internship September 2006 – December 2006
Study Abroad in Nepal August 2007 – December 2007
Pomona County Afterschool Program Internship January 2008 – June 2008
Landmark Community Psychiatric Hospital Internship January 2010- May 2010

Oregon Episcopal School Portland, OR
High School Diploma September 2002 – June 2010


Marty Jones.
Director of Marketing and Communications of Oregon Episcopal School,
503.475.5294, jonesma@oes.edu

Adrian Hopffgarten
Co-owner of LLAMAMAMA Productions.
202.421.4697, adrianh828@gmail.com

Naima Muntal
Project Associate at CLEAResult
541.912.3100, muntal.n@clearesult.com

Zach Putnam
The Autry Videographer
323.244.7531, zachputnam@gmail.com

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toviho gires josias

• Expertise of participating diagnosis methods and tools.
• Good knowledge of liveliness and focus group technics.
• Management of research materials including field tools and seed production.
• Preparation and conduct of research experiments on station and rural areas.
• Evaluation and identification of rice varieties with resistance to major stress including drought tolelance.
• Evaluation and identification of rice varieties with resistance to major insect pests including stem borers.
• Data collection and statistical analysis using Minitab, Genstat, SAS and R software.

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Valere Kolawole SALAKO

My name is SALAKO Kolawolé Valère, Beninese, 28-years old, an agronomist and forester with special interest in Forestry, Ecology, Ethnobotany and Conservation Biology. I hold a Master of Science degree in the field of Management of Natural Resources and Biodiversity (2012) and currently registered as PhD student in Plant Ecology and Conservation at the University of Abomey-Calavi in Benin. I am also working as assistant researcher at the Laboratory of Applied Ecology of the same University, giving classes and directing practices sessions in Ecology, Forest mensuration, Biostatistics, and Ethnobotany. My PhD research focuses on Ethnobotany, Ecology and Demography of the wild palm Borassus aethiopum in Benin. My scientific research since 2011 up to now has yielded eight scientific publications of which five in peer-reviewed journals with ISI impact factor [Acta Botanica Gallica (2), Southern Forests (1), African Journal of Ecology (1), Genetic Resources & Crop Evolution (1)] and three in indexed peer-reviewed journal (International Journal of Applied Mathematics & Statistics, International Journal of Biodiversity Science, Ecosystem Services & Management, Journal of Animal & Plant Sciences). Since 2011, I have attended five scientific conferences of which the Students Conference on Conservation Science-SCCS at Cambridge (2013) and the conference on Applied Statistics for Development in Africa-SADA and seven training workshops. To date, I have been granted two research grants including IFS (International Foundation for Science, 2013, Research Grant N° D/5448-1) and the Belgium-West Africa masters’ program-RESBIO (2012) for M.Sc. research. I have also been granted three fellowships including (i) University of Abomey-Calavi Ph.D. research fellowship in Ethnobotany, Ecology and demography of the wild palm Borassus aethiopum Mart. in Benin (2013), (ii) Belgian-West African countries master program-RESBIO fellowship for M.Sc. studies in Management of Natural Resources and Biodiversity (2011) and (iii) Benin national state fellowship for agricultural engineer and forester studies (2006). I have been granted two scientific conferences grants including (i) Conservation Science Group grant to attend the Student Conference on Conservation Science and a short course on data mining using R-Software at the University of Cambridge (2013) and (ii) SADA (Applied Statistics for Development in Africa) grant to attend the 2nd edition of the SADA Conference (2013). Up to now I have received three prizes including (i) IRD-CIRAD Prize for the best scientific poster of the year 2013, (ii) Belgium-West Africa master’s program-RESBIO Prize for the Best M.Sc. Dissertation of year 2012 and (iii) “Africa Scientific Rebirth” Prize for the best Engineer Dissertation of the academic year 2009-2010. I have been involved in several consultancies as associated consultant (e.g. National strategy of valorization of Non-Timber Forest Products of Benin, fifth report on the national state of Biodiversity in Benin). I am member of the Society for Economic Botany and the Society for Conservation Biology. I am also member of a volunteer association where I am assisting the head of the project department and in charge of the follow-up of projects (www.cerclesocial.org). Native French speaker with very good command of English, I master ArcGIS, Distance, Microsoft Office, SAS, R and Minitab.

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OROU Benjamin

Je suis Ingénieur Agronome diplomé de la Faculté des Sciences Agronomiques de l’Université d’Abomey-Calavi au Bénin. Depuis la fin de mes études j’ai été récruté par une ONG d’intermédiation sociale de la place nommée ERAD (Etudes et Recherches Appliquées pour le Développement durable) pour mettre en oeuvre plusieurs projets et programmes au profit des exploitations familiales agricoles dans le but d’améliorer leus conditions de vie et de travail. Ainsi donc de:
2013 à nos jours: Responsable chargé de la mise en oeuvre du Projet Post-Récolte exécuté dans deux pays pilotes (Bénin, Mozambique) et financé par Hevetas Swiss Intercoopération
2011-2013: Responsable chargé de la mise en oeuvre du Projet d’Appui à la Filière Riz (PAFIRIZ) financé par la Coopération Technique Belge
Juin 2013: Consultant chargé de la mise en oeuvre du Projet d’Appui à la Filière Coton Textile (PAFICOT) financé par la Banque Africaine de Développement et le Gouvernement Béninois.
La mise en oeuvre des différents projets sur lesquels je suis intervenu m’ont permis de me spécialiser dans les domaines tels que:
– l’adaptation de l’agriculture aux effets du changement climatique
-L’aménagement des bas-fonds pour la production du riz
– Le Conseil à l’Exploitation Familiale
– L’amélioration à la gestion post -récolte des principaux grains secs (maïs, sorgho, Niébé, voabdzou, fonio, mil…)
– Le warrantage
– La prestation de service non financier pour les entrepreneurs agricoles qui bénéficient d’un financement ou d’une subvention pour la mise en oeuvre de leurs activités.
-La sensibilisation et la formation des producteurs (production, itinéraires techniques, gestion) pour les principales filières végétales (maïs, mil, sorgho, niébé, voandzou, soja, manioc, igname…) et animales (viande et lait).

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Marcel DONOU


Full name: DONOU HOUNSODE Tadogbè Marcel

Nationality: Beninese

Date and place of birth: 06/04/1982 at Lokossa, Bénin.

Sex: Male

Profession: Assistant in Biometry and Forest Modeling; Faculty of Agronomic Sciences (University of Abomey-Calavi).
Civil Status: Single.


Address: BP 1284, Abomey-Calavi, Benin
Tel: + 229 97 03 39 36 / 90 14 04 58
E-mail : marcelwbb82@yahoo.fr / donouwbb82@gmail.com

MSc in Naturals Resources Management and Biodiversity (Graduated First)
Faculté des Sciences Agronomiques, Université d’Abomey-Calavi, 2011.

Engineer Degree in Naturals Resources Management (Graduated First)
Faculté des Sciences Agronomiques, Université d’Abomey-Calavi, 2007.

Bachelor Degree in Agronomy (Graduated First)
Faculté des Sciences Agronomiques, Université d’Abomey-Calavi, 2006.


PRIZE of best thesis at Faculté des Sciences Agronomiques, Université d’Abomey-Calavi, 2007.


Assistant in Biometry and Forest Modeling; Faculty of Agronomic Sciences (University of Abomey-Calavi), 2011.
Manager of dregs management projects; Non Government Organization “Groupe d’Actions pour un Développement Durable” ; 2008-2010


1. DONOU HOUNSODE T. M., MENSAH G. A., ZANNOU E., GORGEN G. (2009). Inventaire des arthropodes ennemis naturels des abeilles et déprédateurs des produits de la ruche dans les exploitations apicoles au Nord-Ouest du Bénin. Bulletin de la recherche agricole du Benin, 50: 1-9.


1. DONOU HOUNSODE T. M. (2011). Efficacité de la forme et de la tailles des placettes d’inventaire dans l’étude de la régénération naturelle en forêt dense semi-décidue. MSc thesis. FSA/UAC, Abomey-Calavi, 32 p.
2. DONOU HOUNSODE T. M. (2007). Inventaire des arthropodes ennemis naturels des abeilles et déprédateurs des produits de la ruche dans les exploitations apicoles au Nord-Ouest du Bénin. Thèse d’Ingénieur Agronome, FSA/UAC, Abomey-Calavi, 154 p.

Word Processing: Microsoft office (Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Access).
Statistical Software: SAS, Minitab, SPSS. SAS Software is the most used.
Statistical Language: SAS, MINITAB.

French (fluent in spoken, reading and written)
English (fluent in written and reading, tolerable in spoken).
Kotafon (Mother tongue).

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Achille Assogbadjo

As agronomist and forester with special interest of wild edible plants and crop wild relative species, I am a Doctor in Applied Biological Sciences with experience in population genetic, ethnobotany, conservation and domestication of forest genetic resources used by indigenous people. I am belonging to various scientific networks (e.g. Medicinal and edible forest plants network of the South Saharan African Forest Genetic Program (SAFORGEN), Society of Economic Botany, IUCN World Commission on Protected Area (WCPA), Biodiversity and Biotechnology Network (InWEnt), Society for Ecological Restoration International, as well as of the IUCN Species Survival Commission (SSC) specialist group on wild crop relatives for which I am a regional leader for Sub Saharan Africa Region. I have already been involved in several projects on ecosystems management, sustainable management of natural resources and/or endangered plant species conservation and domestication (e.g, Caesalpinia bonduc, Pterocarpus erinaceus, Adansonia digitata, Milicia excelsa, Pentadesma butyracea, Khaya senegalensis, Afzelia africana, etc..). My scientific research since 2000 up to now has yielded more than 100 scientific publications in peer-reviewed international journals, books and proceedings of scientific conferences. To date, my research activities helped him to win four international prizes: “Ebi Kimanani Memorial Fellowship Award” in 2008 (Peru), “Heinz and Johannes Prize for the best scientific research paper on ecology in Africa” in 2009 (Germany), “Prize of the Belgian development Cooperation” in 2010 and “The name in science award” in 2014 (United Kingdom). All the above mentioned achievement allowed my nomination in 2013 as Young Affiliate of the World Academy of Sciences. In 2014 I have been awarded the honorary title “The name in Science” by decision of the Socrates Committee (Oxford, United Kingdom) recorded in the World Register of outstanding scientists of the 21st century with awarding a medal of frame for Contribution to World Science.

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Eric Marius BADOUSSI

BADOUSSI Marius Eric
Assistant de Recherche
Département de Nutrition et Sciences Alimentaires
Faculté des Sciences Agronomiques (FSA)
Université d’Abomey-Calavi (UAC-Bénin)
BP : 462, Bohicon (Bénin)
Tél : (229) 97 03 38 64 e-mail : beric2010@yahoo.fr
Revisité Juillet 2014
Etudes Universitaires
 2013 : Deuxième année de thèse de Doctorat option : Biochimie, Microbiologie et Technologie Alimentaires, Université d’Abomey-Calavi (UAC)
 2012 : Première année de thèse de Doctorat option : Biochimie, Microbiologie et Technologie Alimentaires, Université d’Abomey-Calavi (UAC)
 2011 : Master2 de Microbiologie et Technologie Alimentaires, Faculté des Sciences et Techniques (FAST-UAC)
 2008 : Licence es Sciences Naturelles option : Biochimie, Faculté des Sciences et Techniques (FAST-UAC)
 2007 : Deuxième Diplôme Universitaire d’Etude Scientifique (DUES II) option : Chimie Biologie Géologie, Faculté des Sciences et Techniques (FAST-UAC)
 2005 : Baccalauréat série D, Bénin
Intérêt de Recherche
 Valorisation Agroalimentaire des ressources naturelles négligées et sous utilisées
 Amélioration des technologies endogènes de transformation des produits locaux

Expériences de recherche
• 2012-Présent : Assistant de recherche, Département de Nutrition et Sciences Alimentaires, Université d’Abomey-Calavi. Directeur de thèse : Prof AZOKPOTA Paulin Tél : 97 22 12 49 ; Email : azokpotap@yahoo.fr
Projet de recherche : Biodiversité et Valorisation Agroalimentaire de Pentadesma butyracea
• 2010-2011 : Stagiaire, Département de Nutrition et Sciences Alimentaires, Université d’Abomey-Calavi. Superviseur : Prof AZOKPOTA Paulin Tél : 97 22 12 49 ; Email : azokpotap@yahoo.fr
Projet de recherche : Investigation ethnobotanique, diversité génétique et caractérisation biochimique de Gbolo (Crassocephalum crepidioides et crassocephalum rubens), un légume feuille traditionnel négligé et sous utilisé au Bénin (Dans le cadre de mon mémoire de Master)
Expériences d’Enseignement
• 2012-Présent : Moniteur au Département de Nutrition et Sciences alimentaires chargé des travaux pratiques et des travaux dirigés.
• 2008-2011 : Enseignant occasionnel, Science de la vie et de la Terre dans des lycées et Collèges (Bénin)
Publications et Conférences
1- Adjatin A., Dansi A., Badoussi E., Sanoussi A. F., Dansi M., Azokpota P., Ahissou H., Akouegninou A., Akpagana K. and Sanni A., 2013. Proximate, mineral and vitamin C composition of vegetable Gbolo[Crassocephalum rubens (Juss. ex Jacq.) S. Moore and C. crepidioides (Benth.)S. Moore] in Benin. Int. J. Biol. Chem. Sci. 7(1): 319-331
2-Adjatin A., Dansi A., Badoussi E., Loko Y.L., Dansi M., Azokpota P., Gbaguidi F., Ahissou H., Akoègninou A., Akpagan K.and Sani A., 2013. Phytochemical screening and toxicity studies of Crassocephalum rubens(Juss. ex Jacq.) S. Moore and Crassocephalum crepidioides (Benth.) S. Moore consumed as vegetable in Benin. Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci 2(8): 1-13

3- Badoussi E., Dosssou A., Madodé Y. E., Tchobo F.P., Kayodé A.P.P., Azokpota P., Soumanou M.et D.J. Hounhouigan, 2013. Savoir-faire traditionnel et caractérisation physico-chimique du beurre de Pentadesma butyracea issu des graines tout-venant. Communication orale présentée au 4ème colloque des Sciences, Cultures et Technologies de l’Université Abomey-Calavi, 23 – 28 Septembre 2013, Abomey – Calavi, Bénin.
4- Badoussi E., Dossou A., Madode Y. E., Tchobo F.P., Soumanou M., Kayode P., Azokpota P., and D. J. Hounhouigan. Inside the traditional Pentadesma butyracea butter processing methods in Northern Benin. Soumis à publication à Food chain.
5- Badoussi E., Dossou A., Madode Y. E., Tchobo F.P., Soumanou M., Kayode P., Azokpota P., and D. J. Hounhouigan. Effet des traitements des graines de Pentadesma butyracea sur le rendement et la qualité du beurre produit en milieu traditionnel au Bénin. Manuscrit en cours de finalisation.
6- Badoussi E. 2011. Caractérisation biochimique de Crassocephalum crepidioides et de Crassocephalum rubens , deux espèces de légumes feuilles traditionnels (Gbolo en Nagot), consommés au Bénin. Mémoire de Master, pages 64.
2007-2009 : Bourse d’Etude de l’Etat Béninois, Université d’Abomey-Calavi (UAC)
2011 : Major de la première promotion de Master en Microbiologie et Technologie Alimentaires à la Faculté des Sciences et Techniques (FAST-UAC)
2012 : Bourse d’Etude du Conseil Scientifique de l’Université d’Abomey-Calavi (CS-UAC)
2013 : Sélection par la Fondation Internationale pour la Science pour participer à un atelier de Formation.
2014 : Bourse de Recherche, Fondation Internationale pour la Science, Suède
• Date et lieu de naissance : 26 Décembre 1985, à Bohicon (Bénin)
• Nationalité : Béninoise
• Célibataire sans enfant
• Langues de travail (parlé et écrit) : Français (Excellent), Anglais (Passable)
• Langues locale (parlé) : Fon
Professeur D. Joseph HOUNHOUIGAN,
Doyen de la Faculté des Sciences Agronomiques (FSA-UAC),
Directeur du Laboratoire de Biochimie Microbienne et de Biotechnologie Alimentaire
Email : joseph.hounhouigan@gmail.com Tél: (229) 97 14 14 11

Professeur Alexandre DANSI
Doyen de la Faculté des Sciences et Techniques de Dassa (FAST Dassa-UAC)
Directeur du Laboratoire de Biotechnologie, Ressources Génétiques et Amélioration des Espèces Animales et Végétales
Email : adansi@gmail.com, Tél : (229) 97 27 65 98

Le Département de Nutrition et Sciences Alimentaires de la Faculté des Sciences Agronomiques de l’Université d’Abomey-Calavi à travers le Laboratoire de Biochimie Microbienne et de Biotechnologie Alimentaire s’est engagé depuis plus d’une décennie dans la valorisation des ressources alimentaires locales. En effet des travaux de valorisation des produits issus de la fermentation alcoolique (Akpan, Gowé, mawè) ont été effectués et ont permis d’améliorer la technologie traditionnelle de production. La valorisation des légumes feuilles traditionels a fait aussi objet de plusieurs travaux de recherche à travers l’inventaire des connaissances endogènes et l’évaluation de leur potentiel nutritionnel et médécinal. Aussi des travaux de valorisation des produits forestiers non ligneux ont été menés. A cet effet le potentiel nutritionel des produits de Baobab, les condiments issus des graines de néré (Afitin, iru, sonru) ont été caractérisés au plan physicochimique,microbiologique et des améliorations ont été apportées à la technologie traditionnelle de production de ces condiments avec à la clé la formulation d’un ferment qui permet de contrôler la fermentation. Récemment nous avons entamé des travaux de recherche sur la technologie de production du beurre de Pentadesma butyracea dans la perspective de créer une filière d’exportation de ce beurre au même titre que celui du beurre de Karité.

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Kpérkouma Wala

WALA Kpérkouma, Associate Professor, Assistant Director of the International Cooperation Service of the University of Lomé. Senior Lecturer at Faculty of Sciences in the University of Lomé (Togo), his main areas of research are vegetation distribution and structure, Agroforestry systems analysis and management in Togo, Biodiversity evolution, ecosystems dynamics, climatic influence and human impact, Biodiversity monitoring and conservation in protected area. He has published more than 36 papers in peer reviewed journals. He has been a visiting scholar in different universities such as: Goethe Institut of Frankfurt (Germany 2004), Université de Lorraine (France, 2012). He has presented papers in international congresses all over the world.

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Gerard Nounagnon Gouwakinnou

Dr. ir. Nounagnon Gerard GOUWAKINNOU
E-mail: gougerano@gmail.com, gougerano@yahoo.fr
Tel: +229 95912254
Date of birth : 20/10/1980 Nationality: Beninese
Present status: Lecturer at « Ecole Nationale Superieure d’Aménagement et de Gestion des Aires Protegées ( Forestry and Wildlife School) de Kandi, University of Parakou, Benin

Education and Employment __________________________________________________________
13/09/2011/-ongoing: Research Associate Laboratory of Applied Ecology, University of Abomey-Calavi, Benin
01/10/2013-ongoing: Lecturer at « Ecole Nationale Superieure d’Aménagement et de Gestion des Aires Protegées (ENSAGAP) de Kandi », University of Parakou, Benin
11/2012-12/2013: Associate consultant for the preparation of Benin’s fifth national report to the Convention on Biological Diversity
07/2010-07/2011: Researcher assessing ecological status, threat causes and implementation of conservation measures for Prosopis africana in W Biosphere Reserve in Benin
03/2008-08/2011: PhD student at Faculty of Agronomic Sciences, University of Abomey Calavi
PhD thesis: Population Ecology, Uses and Conservation of Sclerocarya birrea (Anacardiaceae) in Benin, West Africa
2001/2007: Graduated in Biology specialization: Agronomy, Forestry and Natural Resources Management, University of Abomey Calavi (Benin)

Teaching experience_________________________________________________________________
01/10/2011-ongoing: Teaching in Faculty and School courses, University of Abomey Calavi and Parakou. Major: Indigenous species-based Agroforestry, Species distribution modelling, Fundamental and applied Ecology, Biodiversity and Natural Resources Conservation.
2013-2014: Dissertation co-supervision of two Master students of University of Abomey Calavi (Benin). Dissertation titles: ‘Socio-cultural importance and impact of climate change on suitable habitats for the miracle berry (Synsepalum dulcificum, Sapotaceae) in Benin’.
2012-2013: Dissertation co-supervision of one Master students of University of Abomey Calavi (Benin)
Dissertation title: Modeling habitat distribution of red-bellied monkey (Cercopithecus erythrogaster erythrogaster) in Dahomey gap: implications for the conservation of the threatened species in the context of climate change

English: fluent
French: very fluent (official working language in Benin)

Fund-raising experiences_____________________________________________________________
2013: International Foundation for Science (IFS), Sweden, Grant D/4794-2
2010: Abdou Salam Ouedraogo (ASO) Fellowship for Plant Genetic Resources Conservation. Bioversity International, Rome, Italy.
2010: Rufford Small Grant for Nature Conservation (RSG), UK.
2009: International Foundation for Science (IFS) Grant, Sweden, Grant D/4794-1

Recent Publications________________________________________________________________
• Peer-reviewed journals:
Gbesso F.H.G, Tente B.H.A, Gouwakinnou G.N, Sinsin B.A. 2014. Influence des changements climatiques sur la distribution géographique de Chrysophyllum albidum G. Don (Sapotaceae) au Benin. International Journal of Biological and Chemical Sciences 7(5):2007-2018.
Gouwakinnou, G.N. 2013. Using niche modeling to plan conservation of an indigenous tree species under changing climate: example of Sclerocarya birrea in Benin, West Africa. Research and Development in sub-Saharan Africa 5:1-8.
Fandohan, B., Gouwakinnou, G.N., Fonton, N.H., Sinsin, B., Liu, J., 2013. Changements climatiques et dynamique spatio-temporelle des aires favorables à la culture et à la conservation des fruitiers sous-utilisés: cas du Tamarinier au Bénin. Biotechnologie, Agronomie, Société et Environnement, 17(3) :450-462
Goussanou, C. A., Assogbadjo, A. E., Gouwakinnou, G. N., Glèlè-Kakaï, R. L., Chakeredza, S., Sinsin, B. 2013. Biomass, root structure and morphological characteristics of the medicinal Sarcocephalus latifolius (Sm) EA Bruce shrub across different ecologies in Benin. QScience Connect 12. dx.doi.org/10.5339/connect.2013.12
Idohou, R., Assogbadjo, A.E., Fandohan, B., Gouwakinnou, G.N., Glèlè Kakai, R.L., Sinsin, B., Maxted, N. 2013. National Inventory and Prioritization of the Crop Wild Relatives: case study for Benin. Genetic Resources and Crop Evolution 60: 1337-1352
Gouwakinnou, G.N., Assogbadjo, A.E., Lykke, A.M., Sinsin, B. 2011 Phenotypic variations in fruits and potential for selection in Sclerocarya birrea subsp. birrea. Scientia Horticulturae 129:777–783. DOI: 10.1016/j.scienta.2011.05.04
Gouwakinnou, G.N., Lykke, A.M., Djossa A.B., Sinsin, B. 2011. Folk perception of sexual dimorphism, sex ratio and spatial repartition: implications for population dynamics of Sclerocarya birrea [(A.Rich) Hochst] populations in Benin, West Africa Agroforestry Systems 82: 25–35. DOI 10.1007/s10457-011-9371-x
Gouwakinnou, G. N., Lykke, A.M, Assogbadjo A. E., and Sinsin B. 2011. Local knowledge, pattern and diversity of use of Sclerocarya birrea. Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 7:8

• Conference contributions:
– Gouwakinnou GN, Adomou CA, Sinsin B (2014). Pollination pattern and flowering phenology of Sclerocarya birrea (Anacardiaceae) in the semi-arid zone of Benin (West Africa). 20th AETFAT Congress (Association for the Taxonomic Study of the Flora of Tropical Africa), 13-17 January, Stellenbosch, South Africa. (oral presentation).
– Gouwakinnou, G.N., Kindomihou, V., Thiombiano, A., Sinsin, B. (2012) Regional variation in ecological characteristics and implications for habitat suitability models for Sclerocarya birrea (Anacardiaceae) in African savannas. 1st IUFRO-FORNESSA Regional Congress & ITTO/AFF Forest Policy Day, on : Forest and Trees: Serving the people of Africa and the World. June 25 – 29, 2012. Naïrobi, Kenya (Oral presentation)


19-21/09/2013: Biodiversity data collection and use for a sustainable development. Capacity building workshop in Biodiversity Informatics organised by Benin node of GBIF. Faculty of Agronomic Sciences. Abomey-Calavi, Benin.
23-24/06/2012: IUFRO-SPDC Training Workshop: Research proposal writing and fundraising. Muguga, Kenya.
13-26/6/2010: Brown International Advanced Research Institutes (BIARI): Climate Change and Its Impacts, Resilience and Adaptation to Changes in Precipitation, Brown University, USA
9-13/11/2009: International Workshop on Statistical and Spatial Analysis of Diversity Data: Towards a Better Understanding and Use of Underutilised Plant and Tree Genetic Resources:, Bamako (Mali).

IUCN SSC Crop Wild Relative Specialist Group, IUFRO, African Forestry Forum (AFF)

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Peer review for: African Journal of Ecology; Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedecine. International Journal of Biological and Chemical Sciences.

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JeanBosco Bukuru senani

Jean -Bosco Senani :Born i Burundi and live in Sweden since 2005 .He Holder a master of degree in Business law .He is Member of International christian Chamber of Commerce and also Member of Swedish east Africa Chamber of Commerce .He created with Friends European Forum for African Diaspora open to African community in Europeand also Europeans people people or compagnies with intrest in Africa .
He is trained and certified as CNC Machine operator in Sweden , has done also International and management studies of tourism ( 1 year ) to Dalarna Univesity . Jean-Bosco does consultancy for and with international companies He believe in real cooperation between north and south and in African miracle for Development .
Jean Bosco represent many companies from europe , canada , usa in African.
Jean Bosco is very well connected in more than 17 countries in Africa and with hight authorities and business men who are decisions makers .
Jean-Bosco does consultancy for and with international companies He believe in real cooperation between north and south and in African miracle for Development .

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Friends of Diabetes Sierra Leone Friends of Diabetes International

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Friends of Diabtes Sierra Leone is a company non for Profit and a registered Charity in England and Wales;
Our Objects:
To provide relief to persons of all ages who by their condition are affected by diabetes, through the following activities:
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Birthright Armenia

Birthright Armenia was founded in 2003 by Edele Hovnanian with the belief that it is every Armenian’s birthright to not only see Armenia, but also experience their homeland via an enriching, hands-on, life-changing experience. Right from the start we believed that an immersion program in Armenia with volunteer service at its core, especially one that encourages longer-term stays, would foster a greater sense of commitment to things Armenians and result in inspired and well-prepared young people to lead the next generation. Our alums are leaders with a deeper spiritual, cultural and intellectual understanding and appreciation of the Armenian people, its history, the importance of language, and with a true desire to focus on our collective future.

Our mission is to strengthen ties between the homeland and Diasporan youth, by affording them an opportunity to be a part of Armenia’s daily life and to contribute to Armenia’s development through work, study and volunteer experiences, while developing life-long personal ties and a renewed sense of Armenian identity.

Birthright Armenia envisions:

A significant percentage of Diasporan youth having personal ties to Armenia, a better understanding of the social, cultural, economic, and political issues and needs there, and globally participating in Armenia’s development.
Energized and inspired Armenian homeland youth, committed to remaining in Armenia, as a result of a better understanding of their critical role in nation building and a stronger connection to their Diasporan counterparts.
The development of future leaders of the Diaspora with a better understanding of and strong ties with the homeland, promoting the importance of participation in Armenia’s development within their local communities worldwide.

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