Kouassigan Tovivo

Director - Lomé Office / Senior Implementation Specialist - Climate Finance & Adaptation

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Kouassigan Tovivo

Kouassigan is part of implementation strategies team and leads implementation work in several international projects related to national adaptation planning processes, low carbon development strategies and climate finance, with a particular focus in sub-Saharan Africa.

He works to advance the mission of Climate Analytics in advancing science to inform policy development and implementation to reduce vulnerability to climate change and improve resilience building in vulnerable African countries, especially the Least Developed Countries (LDCs). He leads strategies to scale up capacity building mechanisms, to improve climate finance mobilisation for adaptation and mitigation objectives. He supports and strengthens resource mobilisation and partnership strategies for Paris Agreement-aligned initiatives in Africa.

Kouassigan is part of the management team and leads the programmatic work for implementation activities in the Africa region.

Prior to joining Climate Analytics in 2016, Kouassigan served as policy analyst and consultant with Washington, DC-based international organisations including the Environmental Pulse Institute (EPI), UN Environment North America and PYXERA Global on projects and research in Environment & Development field, especially mainstreaming climate change adaptation and mitigation measures into international corporate volunteer, integrated community development and local content development projects design and implementation, the execution of the United Nations 10-Year Framework of Programmes on Sustainable Consumption and Production (10YFP on SCP) in North America covering the US and Canada, and West African countries transition to green economy.

Kouassigan has researched and co-authored policy publications for the UN Environment’s Division of Early Warning and Awareness (UN Environment DEWA), the African Development Bank (AfDB), the Government of Rwanda (GoR) and the Economic Commission of West African States (ECOWAS).

Kouassigan holds two Masters degrees: one in International Environmental Policy with a specialty in Economics, Sustainability and Development from the Middleburry Insitute of International Studies at Monterey (MIIS) in California (USA), and one in English studies with a focus on American History and Politics from the Université de Lomé (Togo) and Université de Poitiers (France). Kouassigan is a Fulbright Alumnus.

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