DJOGBENOU C. Paul

Ministry of Environment and Nature Protection
Forest and Natural Resources Department
Local Forest Management Support Project
06 BP 3484 Cotonou / Benin
Tel. (229) 21 37 70 78
Fax. (229) 21 37 73 27 Cotonou
Email: pcdjogbenou@yahoo.com
 

EDUCATION

Ph.D., University of Abomey-Calavi, 2010, Major: Ecosystem Dynamics and Regional Planning

MS, University of Abomey-Calavi, 2005, Major: Ecosystem Dynamics and Regional Planning
MS, ITC Enschede, NETHERLANDS, 1991, Major: Forestry for Rural Development.

Agricultural Engineering Degree, University of Abomey Calavi, Major: Forestry, 1985

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

  • Coordinator, Local Forest Management Support Project (PAGEFCOM) financing by African Development Fund / African Development Bank, 2006-Present
  • Director, Forest Reserves Management Project (PAMF), Benin, financed by the African Development Fund / African Development Bank, Arab Bank for Economic Development in Africa (BADEA), 2001-2005
  • National Director, Fuelwood Plantation Project in southern Benin, 1991-2001
  • Responsible for section forest works wood fuel plantation project in southern Benin, 1986-1991
  • Counterpart National Expert in plantation, wood fuel plantation project in southern Benin, 1985-1986
  • Head of the Protection and Management of catchment area, PNUD/FAO/BEN/003/81,  Development of Forest Resources Project, 1984-1985 

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

  • West African Network for Environment, Abidjan, Ivory Coast   

CURRENT RESEARCH

  • Reform of the forestry sector in the new context of decentralization in Benin
  • Forest Management and Regional Planning in Benin 

PAST RESEARCH
Multi criteria analysis of participatory management plans of forest reserves in Benin: Developing a sustainable model
Determination of criteria and indicators of success of forest management
Analysis of local perceptions of forest management
Analysis of implementation plans for participatory management of natural forests in Benin and determination of relevant criteria and indicators of success
Strategy and policy of firewood in rural areas
Comparative study of the planning and management of National Parks in Benin and Nigeria 

HONOR AND AWARDS

  • Travel grant for the XIII th World Forestry Congress participation, Buenos Aires, Argentina, 2009
  • Travel grant for sustainable integrated management of forest ecosystems symposium participation, Munich and Montpellier, 2010 

PUBLICATIONS

  1. Djogbénou P.C., Glele Kakaï R.L. & Sinsin  B., 2010. Comparative analysis of stakeholder’s perceived success of Participatory management of forest reserves designs in Benin. International Journal of Biodiversity and Conservation, 2 (12):395-404.
  2. Djogbénou C.P., Glèlè Kakai R.L., Arouna O. Sinsin & B., (Accepted, in press). Analysis of local perceptions of participatory forest management in Benin. VertigO-La revue en sciences de l’Environnement.
  3. Djogbénou C.P.,  Arouna O., Toko I.,  & Sinsin  B., 2009. Perceptions of participative management forest by surrounding populations of forest reserves in Benin. Proceedings of 2 nd Colloquium of Sciences, Technologies and Cultures of University of Abomey-Calavi on the theme: « Contribution des laboratoires de recherché à la formation des compétences et au développement technologique, socioéconomique et culturel des Nations ». 26-30 May 2009, Abomey-Calavi, Benin., 2:422-440.
  4. Arouna O., Toko I.,  Djogbénou C.P. & Sinsin  B., 2009. Dynamics and phytoecological characteristics of residual vegetation types in Djidja District (Benin). Proceedings of 2 nd Colloquium of Sciences, Technologies and Cultures of University of Abomey-Calavi on the theme: « Contribution des laboratoires de recherché à la formation des compétences et au développement technologique, socioéconomique et culturel des Nations ». 26-30 May 2009, Abomey-Calavi, Benin., 2:406-421.
  5. Djogbénou P.C., Arouna O., Glele Kakai R.L. & Sinsin  B., 2008. Criteria and indicators of participation of local population in forest management in Benin. Bulletin de la Recherche Agronomique du Bénin, 62: 1-14.
  6. Djogbénou C. P. Zohoun G. A &., 1998. Management of forests in Benin. Flamboyant, 45: 42-45.