Deputy Director, African Women in Agricultural Research and Development (AWARD)

Dr. Michèle Mbo’o-Tchouawou is a development economist working in the multidisciplinary framework of capabilities and human development, change and innovative integrated systems for sustainable economic development. She is currently the Deputy Director of the Programs of AWARD where she leads the development, management and quality of AWARD programmatic work. Prior to joining AWARD, Dr. Mbo’o-Tchouawou worked at the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) where she supported national partners in their efforts to ensure gender integration, diversity and inclusion in agricultural investment plans, programs and interventions under the Comprehensive Africa Agriculture Development Programme (CAADP). She also contributed to ILRI’s broader agenda on gender equality for livestock and agricultural development. Dr. Mbo’o-Tchouawou holds a PhD in Economics and a Masters’ degree in Networks Economics and Information Management from the University of Paris-Sud 11, France. She also received a Masters’ degree in Management and International trade from the University of Clermont-Ferrand II, France and a BSc. in Business Administration from HEC (Ecole des Hautes Etudes Commerciales), Rabat, Morocco.