Christian Todota

With a master’s degree obtained as part of the project West African Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (WABES), Christian Todota joined CoKnow Consulting in 2022. He is actively contributing to the project Capacities on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (CABES) as a scientific assistant. He is bringing in valuable skills and knowledge on social scientific methods, stakeholders’ engagement, visual communication, interpretation, and translation from French to English and vice versa.

Issues related to nature protection are close to Christian’s heart and he hopes to make greater contribution by gaining valuable experience in project management, facilitation, and methods of knowledge co-production from his involvement in the CABES project.

Professional background:

  • Since 2022 Scientific assistant at CoKnow Consulting, Germany
  • 2023 Communication and Outreach Project Member, Youth in Landscape (YIL)/ Global Landscape Forum (GLF)
  • 2019-2020 Extension officer in a soil protection and rehabilitation project initiated by Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) and implemented by Association pour la Protection de l’Enfance Malheureuse (APEM ONG), Benin
  • 2017 Intern Laboratoire de Recherche sur l’Innovation pour le Développement Agricole (LRIDA), Benin


Educational background:

  • 2020-2022 Master’s in Managing science-policy interfaces on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services for sustainable development in Africa at the African Center of Excellence on Climate Change Biodiversity and Sustainable Agriculture, University of Felix Houphouët Boigny, Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire
  • 2021 Summer school on climate justice, Pan African Climate Justice Alliance (PACJA), Kenya
  • 2014-2017 Bachelor’s in Rural Economy and Sociology at the Faculty of Agronomy of the University of Parakou, Benin 

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