Michèle Mbo'o-Tchouawou is the Deputy Director for Programs of African Women in Agricultural Research and Development (AWARD), in Nairobi, Kenya. A native of Cameroon, she brings a valuable Francophone Africa perspective to AWARD's work and will help AWARD grow its presence and attention to the region. In her position, Michèle Mbo'o-Tchouawou provides overall leadership in the development, management, strategy, quality, and managed growth of AWARD programs.
She joins AWARD from the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) where she contributed to the broader agenda on gender and equity for livestock and agricultural development. As part of the Regional Strategic Analysis and Knowledge Support System (ReSAKSS) team, Michèle Mbo'o-Tchouawou has been working with national partners to ensure inclusiveness and systematic gender mainstreaming in agricultural investment plans, programs, and interventions in line with the strategic objectives of the Comprehensive Africa Agriculture Development Programme (CAADP). As part of her responsibilities at ILRI, she provided support for collecting and compiling data as well as updating the CAADP M&E indicators for the East and Central Africa region as per the CAADP results framework.
Michèle Mbo'o-Tchouawou holds a PhD in Economics and a Masters’ degree in Networks Economics and Information Management from the University of Paris-Sud, 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.