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Welcoming YPARD Benin representative - Frejus Thoto

Frejus THOTO is our new YPARD Benin National Representative.

Frejus Thoto is 22 years old and is about to complete his MSc in Agricultural economics. He got the Certificate of “Science and Policy of Climate Change” from TERI and the World Bank. Frejus is a young expert in climate change adaptation and managed several projects with organization like UNEP, UNDP, IDRC, etc. He is currently the Executive Director of ACED an NGO devoted to sustainable development promotion.

He has received several awards and the latest was the “Best Presentation Award” in Chad during the CORAF/WECARD Third Agricultural Science Week of West and Central Africa where he presented the article Meteorological and Indigenous knowledge based forecasting for reducing poor populations’ vulnerability to climate change and variability

Frejus demonstrated a strong commitment to youth capacity building. He initiated and managed two projects funded by the European Union and the United Nations for Beninese youth capacity building in agribusiness.

Moreover, he initiated and is coordinating YouDev the “International Youth Platform for Sustainable Development”. He is also endowed with acceptable ICT, Web 2.0 and knowledge management capacities with relevant abilities in Drupal Platform.

"My objective as YPARD country representative is to better improve Beninese youth capacity in ARD and involve them in the agricultural sector." Frejus says

Welcome Frejus! We are glad to have you on board and to get the opportunity to engage more francophone young people within YPARD community!

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