Pascal Djohossou

Pascal Djohossou is the Regional Coordinator for MCLD-West Africa, which he launched in 2017.

Pascal was educated in Benin, Côte d’Ivoire and France, with a specialty in forestry management. Prior to joining civil society, he worked for the Department for Forests and Natural Resources in the Ministry of Rural Development beginning, working in areas ranging from personnel, to direct care of forests, to coordination of reforestation programs. He has been involved in training grassroots leaders, non-governmental organization (NGO) workers and government staff in preserving and rebuilding the forests. His work has led him to publish many research papers and participate in many international site visits, conferences and training workshops.

From 2001 to 2019 Mr. Djohossou served as the country director for The Hunger Project-Benin, as well as its regional director. He has a wealth of experience in grassroots mobilization as well as in the formulation of rural development policy.

Pascal’s hobbies include music, photography and the composition of poetry.

Pascal Djohossou was born in the Mono region of Benin. He is married, and the father of three children.