Kokou Edem Agboka is Sociologist and agent of development who joined AFAD’s project team in March 2013 as Water, Sanitation and hygiene (WASH) Project Manager. He holds a Bachelor’s degree and a University degree in Sociology from the University of Lomé and has followed several trainings and courses on development, project management, WASH, Education, gender transformation approaches. Edem is currently doing a Master degree in Humanitarian Aid and International Cooperation with Kalu Institute (Spain) and holds a certificate of Gender Specialist at the Gender and Social Inclusions Academy in Lomé, Togo.
He has over 14 years of experience in several areas like Gender justice/transformation, WASH, Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights, Human Rights, Local Governance and other key development topics. Edem previously worked as a Volunteer trainer at the Togolese Red Cross (Plateaux District) on projects like “Promotion of the Role of Women and” Reduction of Hydric Diseases (WASH: 2011 – 2013). He also worked with the NGO PAHCS in Amlamé in Togo as Program Assistant on the project named “Ambassador Girls’ Scholarship Program” (USAID: 2006 – 2008).
Currently at AFAD, Edem is the national Coordinator of MenEngage Togo and therefore manages the daily activities of this network. Edem is also member of the Togolese Red Cross and a community rescuer.