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Gaston GOHOU, ISE, PhD, Chairman and CEO [ This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ]Dr GOHOU CEO DI 2015

Dr. Gaston GOHOU is is a senior statistician economist, expert on development and poverty issues, with more than 20 years of professional experience. His expertise includes: poverty reduction policies, public finances (MTEF, PER, PEMFAR,…), Managing for development results (MfDR), designing and implementing development projects (logical framework, investment projects, budget support,…), monitoring and evaluation, designing and implementing surveys, data quality evaluation.

Dr. GOHOU has worked for several African governments, the World Bank, and the African Development Bank (AfDB). Dr. Gohou has extensively trained project managers to design and implement their project (Strategic planning, design, logical framework,...). Dr. Gohou has advised several Governments in Africa and Asia in the design, implementation, and Monitoring & Evaluation of development projects/programs, including poverty reduction strategies and National Development Plans. Dr Gohou also taught economic development at the University of Maryland at College Park, USA.
Dr. GOHOU has worked in more than 20 countries including Benin, Burkina Faso, Belgium, Cape Verde, Cameroon, Canada, Central African Republic, Côte d’Ivoire, Ghana, France, Finland, Italy, Kenya, Malaysia, Mali, Morocco, Uganda, Senegal, Vietnam, The United States of America and Tunisia.
Dr. GOHOU holds a PhD in economics and a Master’s in international economics and econometrics from the University of Maryland at College Park, USA. He also holds a Master in Applied Mathematics from the University of Abidjan and a Master degree in Statistics and Applied Economics (ISE) from ENSEA of Abidjan in Cote d’Ivoire. He is fluent in both French and English. He is a co-founder of CESS Institute.

Tavio Headley, Ma, Director and Vice-President Operations & General Secretary [ This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ]

Mr Headley is a senior economist at the AMERICAN TRUCKING ASSOCIATIONS (ATA), INC that is non-profit making. He undertakes economic analysis with a particular focus on the transportation industry in order to assist ATA councils/divisions, members, government agencies, other associations, vendors, and the general public in the area of industry statistics.
Mr. Headley manages and supervises the Economics and Statistics Department in the Chief Economist's absence.

Herve Lohoues, PhD, Director and Vice-President Finance & Treasurer (CFO). [ This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ]
Dr Lohoues is the CDP Coordinator at ECOWAS Commission

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 William W. PARDY                                              

Mr. William Pardy is an Economic and Community Development expert with over 30 years of professional experience in several countries in Civil Society and Local Government, Community and Regional Planning and Economic Development, and Capacity Building and Education.

He has worked with communities, all levels of government and NGOs, providing guidance, advice, support and education in the field of community and economic development. Besides his work and experience in North America, he has lived and worked in six provinces in Canada, in Scotland, Ukraine and The Gambia, and as well, has completed numerous assignments in Europe and throughout Asia including China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Thailand and India.

Much of his development work over the past years has been in communities, who were facing despair and struggling to overcome some economic or social challenge.   These assignments and extensive travels have led to an innate understanding of the human aspects of development and living, an inherent appreciation of people, sensitivity to their needs and a gift of sharing that is the basis to his life and work.
He is an avid essayist with philosophical and developmental articles and essays published by universities, in academic and other journals and through various media sources relating to community, economic and social issues. He had a set of essays published by St. Mary’s University in Nova Scotia, another by Sir Robert Gordon University in Scotland and currently writes a column on development issues for The Western Star in Corner Brook, NL, Canada.

           Keita MAMA



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