Armand Yevide Sedami
Principal Project Manager
Armand’s background encompasses: agronomy; natural resources management (especially ecology, forestry and agroforestry); species distribution modelling under climate change scenarios; long-term ecosystem monitoring; and social network analysis. He has worked as consultant for the Institut National de la Statistique et de l'Analyse Economique (INSAE) on the dynamic of cash crop chains (cashew, sugar cane, pineapple and tobacco) in Benin. Additionally, he has more than 5 years of experience teaching undergraduate students in many private and public universities in Benin.
Armand holds a PhD in Natural Resources Management and spent about 2 years as post doctor at the Institute of Remote Sensing and Digital Earth (RADI) working for the United Nations Environment Programme-International Ecosystem Management Partnership (UNEP-IEMP) under the Chinese Academy of Science’s International Young Scientist Programme. His scientific publications include the ecology, dynamic, productivity and tree growth modelling of natural and man-made forests, ethnobotany, biodiversity and ecosystem monitoring network with a special focus on Africa. Armand is fluent in French and English, and has basic communication skill in Chinese. He is currently a Project Manager in the Proforest Africa regional office.