DELEKE KOKO E.K. Inès

Laboratory of Applied Ecology

02 BP 527 Cotonou

Tel:  + 229 21317993, +229 97 17 63 14/ +229 95 84 21 95

Fax +229 21 30 30 84

E-mail: idelekedna@yahoo.fr  or idelekedna@gmail.com

EDUCATION

PhD Student. University of Abomey-Calavi, Major: Natural Resources Management, Benin, 2007

MS, University of Abomey-Calavi, Major: Natural Resources Management, Benin, 2006

MS, Agricultural Engineer, University of Abomey Calavi, Major:  Natural Resources Management Benin, 2005

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Research Assistant, Laboratory of Applied Ecology, University of Abomey-Calavi, Benin, January 2007-Present.

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

Association for the Taxonomic Study of the Flora of Tropical Africa

IUCN SSC Crop Wild Relative Specialist Group

CURRENT RESEARCH

Traditional exploitation and chemical analysis of galactogenic plants used in Pendjari Reserve

Ethnobotanical and chemical study of some galactogenic and “emmenagogue” plants used in traditional medicine in villages around the Pendjari Biosphere Reserve

PAST RESEARCH

Prospection and collecting missions for the conservation of traditional vegetables consumed in Benin

Domestication trials on main species of traditional vegetables consumed in Benin

HONOR AND AWARDS

Scholarship, BIOTA (Biodiversity Monitoring Transect Analysis in Africa) for PhD study at the University of Abomey Calavi, Benin. 2007

Scholarship, MAB-UNESCO for MSc study at the University of AbomeyCalavi, Benin, 2006.

MEETING AND WORKSHOP

  1. 25-27 October 2010: DADOBAT final workshop on the topic «International Symposium on Indigenous Fruit Trees for Dryland Africa: Domestication for Use in a Changing Environment », Allada, Bénin.
  2. 25 April to May 1, 2010 XIXth Congress of AETFAT on « Diversity of African Plants, Systematics and Sustainable Development », Antananarivo, Madagascar.
  3. 25 – 27 January 2010 : BIOTA final workshop on : « Capitalisation des acquis et stratégies de conservation de la Biodiversité en Afrique de l’Ouest », Ouagadougou, Burkina-Faso.
  4. 16 – 18 November 2009: “Prota brainstorm workshop on medicinal plants of tropical Africa”, Nairobi, Kenya.
  5. 23-27 July 2009: First joint meeting of the gtö and the ATBC on “Impacts of global change on tropical ecosystems – cross-cutting the abiotic, biotic and human spheres” Marburg, Germany.
  6. 23-26 Février 2009 : ELA regional workshop on « Rôle potentiel des fruitiers locaux et autres espèces ligneuses dans l’alimentation, l’allègement de la pauvreté et la conservation de la biodiversité en Afrique Sub-saharienne : les facteurs à considérer ». Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso.
  7. 29 Septembre – 30ctobre 2008: BIOTA international congress on “Biodiversity of Africa: observation and sustainable Managment for our Future.” Spier/Stellenbosch, South Africa.
  8. 26 Février – 03 Mars 2007: 18ème congress of AETFAT on “Systematics and Conservation of African Plants”, Yaoundé, Cameroun

PUBLICATIONS

Déléké Koko I. K. E., Djego J., Hounzangbe-Adote. S. M, Brice SINSIN (2009) Etude ethnobotanique des plantes galactogènes et emménagogues utilisées dans les terroirs riverains à la Zone Cynégétique de la Pendjari. Int. J. Biol. Chem. Sci. 3 (6): 1226-1237.

BOOK CHAPTER

DANSI A., PASQUINI M.W. and I. K. DELEKE KOKO (2009) Medicinal properties and cultural importance of traditional vegetables in benin. In E. Achigan –Dako, M. Pasquini, F. Assogba-Komlan, N. Sognigbé, A. Dansi and B. Ambrose-Oji (Eds), Traditional vegetables in Benin: dicersity, distribution, ecology, agronomy, and utilisation, 73 – 79.