• Our team

The operational activity is placed under the responsibility of a permanent executive team, unless otherwise decided by the GA. It is composed of five (05) members.

Olaniran Hamed Odountan

Olaniran Hamed Odountan

Executive director

Olaniran Hamed Odountan is an expert in biomonitoring and conservation of aquatic ecosystems in Benin (West Africa) with more than 3 years of cumulative experience. After two masters degrees in agronomy and hydrobiology, he defended his doctoral thesis in 2017 in life sciences, with an option in continental water ecology. Passionate about the challenges of biodiversity conservation, he participated in four different taxonomy courses on aquatic organisms in Belgium (fish, molluscs, chironomids, heteropterans). He is very committed to making science more practical for conservation professionals by providing a good science-policy interface. Mr. Odountan is a man in the field with extensive experience in awareness raising, advocacy and lobbying for conservation.

Since 2016, he is one of the founding members of the NGO CAPEBio. With his different experiences, he works closely with the real world to positively impact his society. As such, he is the first person in charge of the NGO and coordinates all the activities.

Isabella Banigbé Olodo

Isabella Banigbé Olodo

Executive Secretary

An agronomist by training and then a hydrobiologist (doctoral student), Isabella Olodo has been working since 2007 on issues related to the environment and natural resources, in particular water resources. After an internship at the National Water Partnership in Benin where she worked for participatory management and awareness on environmental issues, she continued with a master's degree in continental water ecology. Doctoral student since 2015, she is mainly interested in the taxonomy of plankton (microscopic organisms) for the bio-monitoring of aquatic ecosystems. She is a member of the Association des Diatomistes de la Langue Française (ADLaF). She also holds a degree in sociology. Since 2016, she has been a founding member of the NGO CAPEBio, where she works for the conservation of aquatic ecosystems.

In the administrative management of the organisation, it assists the Executive Director and actively participates in activities that fall within its areas of competence.

CHABI Faki Oyédékpo

CHABI Faki Oyédékpo

Director of Financial Affairs

CHABI Faki Oyédékpo, is an agronomist specializing in modelling cropping systems for small farms. Holder of a Master's degree in Sustainable Fertility Management of Tropical Soils defended in 2017, he is currently pursuing a thesis in mineral plant nutrition in relation to climate disturbances. Passionate about environmental resource conservation issues, particularly soil resources, he has completed several internships in the Integrated Crop and Soil Management Research Unit aimed at promoting organic residues as organic fertilizers and as an alternative for sustainable agriculture. With a wealth of experience, he is very committed to putting scientific tools at the service of small farming communities that are highly vulnerable to environmental destruction. Mr. Faki is a dynamic, hands-on man, dedicated to raising awareness among communities for environmental conservation.

Since 2016, he has been one of the founding members of the NGO CAPEBio, where he works for climate advocacy actions for sustainable development. He holds a BTS in Mathematical Sciences and Management and is responsible for the NGO's financial management and accounting.

Issiakou Houssoukpevi

Issiakou Houssoukpevi

Director of Programs

Issiakou Houssoukpevi, is currently a PhD student in Soil Science. Since 2011, he has been working as a technician at the Laboratory of Soil Sciences at the University of Abomey-Calavi, where he is involved in the installation and conduct of agronomic tests, the collection and processing of experimental data. He also conducts soil and plant analysis work. Concerned about the sustainable management of soil fertility and soil biodiversity, he is currently doing a doctoral thesis on the status of organic matter and biodiversity of soil organic matter detritus-destroying invertebrates according to different land use patterns in southern Benin. He is also involved in identifying agricultural practices that sequester organic carbon in Benin's soils.

A founding member of CAPEBio ONG, he puts his skills in soil and plant resource conservation at the service of the team to achieve the objectives set. In this capacity, he is the director of the programmes and projects executed by the NGO, under the authority of the Executive Director. The heads of the various sections of the NGO are under his responsibility.

Imelda Aniambossou

Imelda Aniambossou

Monitoring and Evaluation Manager

Imelda Mechtilde Aniambossou is a young Beninese professional. In 2014, she obtained a Master's degree in Agricultural Economics from Eduardo Mondlane University, Mozambique. During her stay in Mozambique, she took new opportunities by participating in seminars and conferences to improve her knowledge. Returning to Benin in 2016, she began working as a research assistant at the National Institute of Agricultural Research of Benin (INRAB). She has been involved in the implementation of several agricultural development projects, from which she derives all her professional interest. She is currently working as an intern at the Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation (CTA) in the Netherlands.

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