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Viwanou Gnassounou

Assistant Secretary General, ACP Secretariat

Viwanou Gnassounou, from Togo, is an economist, financial expert and project manager with 17 years of experience in agricultural and natural resource policy formulation, aid programming, sectoral commodity export strategies, and trade. Before joining the ACP Management Team, he was co-manager of a Consulting firm, which provides support in the areas of development policies. He also set up and managed an agricultural products industrial processing company based in Togo.

Viwanou Gnassounou

Biography

Mr Gnassounou brings to the position a wealth of institutional memory, having served as an Expert in commodity trade policy at the ACP Secretariat for 10 years (2003-2013). During this period he was able to formulate and implement agricultural commodity and mineral sectors policies in ACP countries. He also provided key support in various trade negotiations involving the ACP Group. Prior to that, Mr Gnassounou participated in setting up PlaNet Finance in Paris, France, where he served in various positions from 1998 to 2002, including the latest of Director of Knowledge Management and Business Development Services.

Mr Gnassounou holds a Master’s degree in Economic Analysis and Policy, a Diplôme d’Etudes Approfondies (DEA) in Development Economics (MPhil equivalent), and a Diplôme d’Etudes Supérieures Spécialisées (DESS) in Economic Development and Development Project Management (MSc equivalent) from the Centre for Research and Studies in International Development at the Université d’Auvergne, France. He is fluent in English, French and Mina (Togo), with basic knowledge of German. Mr Gnassounou took office on 1 April 2015.

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events

  1. Sep 30

    Brussels Briefing 51: "Agriculture as an engine of economic reconstruction and development in fragile countries"

    The Brussels Briefing 51 discusses successes in the agricultural sector in some fragile countries which highlight entrepreneurship initiatives in the ground which support the various value chain actors, rural communities, young and women entrepreneurs.  While many challenges exist, the Briefing will demonstrate that new opportunities can also be leveraged and resilience shown.

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    Briefing
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    Chair
  2. Sep 30

    CTA Executive Board meeting

    The 33rd CTA Executive Board is meeting in Brussels, Belgium, after the European Development Days. The meeting is being attended by board members: Professor Baba Y. Abubakar, Professor Augusto Manuel Correia, Dr Helena Johansson,Professor Faustin R. Kamuzora, …
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    Meeting
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    Speaker

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