Director of Operations, Centre d'Actions pour l'Environnement et le Développement Durable (ACED), Benin
Donald Houessou is the Director of Operations of ACED. He coordinates the overall operations of the center and ensures that they effectively contribute to the achievement of the organization’s mission. He has extensive experience in program management, research, and impact assessments in the areas of food and nutrition security, community resilience, common goods, fisheries, urban agriculture, and urban food systems. Donald has conducted several national and international consulting missions for multilateral organizations such as the World Bank, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), the African Development Bank (AfDB), and the African Capacity Building Foundation (ACBF). Donald is agricultural economist and is about to finalize his PhD at the Athena Institute of the Free University of Amsterdam, the Netherlands. His thesis focuses on the impact of urban gardening on food security and income as well as pathways for a successful development of urban agriculture in Benin.