PAP-Bio Comoé 2 - Project to support civil society for the promotion of biodiversity and local development on the outskirts of the Comoé National Park in Côte d'Ivoire

April 2024
April 2027
Project cost
1 500 000 €
Role in the project


Côte d’Ivoire


Organic Agriculture Agroecology Spatial Planning Biodiversity Degradation-Restoration Forest


Cashew Shea Horticulture Honey Rice


Association de Gestion des Ressources Naturelles et de la Faune - AGEREF · Association Pour une Agriculture Durable - APAD · OIPR - Office Ivoirien des Parcs et Réserves · Coordination des Promoteurs de Groupes Power de Bouaké - CPGP/B · Ministry of planning and development · Agence Foncière Rurale - AFOR

Main goals

The project will intervene through the leverage of local civil society organizations so that they become key players in economic development, social cohesion and sustainable management of natural resources.

Specific objectives

SO1. Strengthen community governance and local development
SO2. Promote social cohesion between farmers and breeders
SO3. Exploit food and livestock production systems and non-timber resources more sustainably


Natural Resources and Wildlife Management Association (AGEREF), village communities, 200 breeders, farmers' organizations, 2 cooperatives, Ivorian Office of Parks and Reserves (OIPR), Ministry of Planning and Development (MPD), prefectures, sub-regions prefectures, Regional Councils, Coordination of Power Group Promoters of Bouaké (CPGP/B), OPEN-CI, customary authorities, AFOR, APAD, 500 producers (including 50% young people), SCOOPS-ASPY, service providers in the mechanization sector agricultural, Nankakoumina Cooperative, 200 pickers, 250 savers (including 75% women).


R1. The capacities of conservation stakeholders and village communities are strengthened
R2. The place of livestock in agricultural systems and the use of land by livestock are improved
R3. Improving practices on added value and sustainability of sectors are introduced into production systems


A1. Strengthening forest governance
A2. Territorialized village planning
A3. Village community investments
A4. Setting up a Savings and Credit Group (SCG)
A5. Securing livestock mobility and pastoral developments
A6. Experimenting with agriculture-livestock synergy in farming systems
A7. Agronomic innovations in food cropping systems
A8. Productive hydro-agricultural developments
A9. Support for small agricultural mechanization
A10. Supervision of the shea sector

Related people

Technical coordinator / Agriculture & Market / Côte d'Ivoire

Odilon Chambers

As a geographer, specializing in rural development, he has been based in West Africa since 2016. First stationed in Mali on behalf of Luxembourg cooperation, he then joined the team in 2021. Hands-on man, he coordinates agricultural activities in the north of Côte d'Ivoire around cashew-food production systems, forest resources (shea), product labeling as well as environmental conservation around the Comoé National Park. It is also involved in specific studies on value-chain, traceability and marketing

Country representative in Côte d'Ivoire

Renaud Lapeyre

PhD in environmental and development economics (ENS Cachan, University of Versailles St Quentin-en-Yvelines), he is expert in conservation finance, including through ecotourism and innovative financial mechanisms (PES), and he specialised in international cooperation programs. He worked several years in Namibia, Morocco, and Kenya. In 2012, he joined Iddri (SciencesPo Paris) as senior researcher in biodiversity economics, before joining WWF France in 2017, as a manager for public sector partnerships. At Nitidae since September 2021, Renaud was PRM2 Project Manager from 2021 to March 2024

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Project Accounting Administrator / Côte d’Ivoire

Leticia Konan

Holder of a Master's degree in Accounting and Financial Management from the African Center for Advanced Studies in Management (CESAG) in Dakar, she began her career as an accounting secretary in a French international NGO in 2013 and then in several other sectors of activity. (banking, agri-food, law firm) before joining the team in April 2024. She supervises the management of the administrative and accounting activities of the Dabakala office via the Mooshew and PapBio2 projects.

Driver / Côte d'Ivoire

Dohomin Alain Yéo

Recruited for the Agrovalor project, he then joined the Shea Gets Greener team until 2023. He is now based in Dabakala where he works as a courier driver for the PapBio2 project.

Rural Development Advisor / Agriculture & Market / Côte d'Ivoire

Nancy-Scarlet Monena Bla

Graduated with a Higher Technician Certificate in Tropical Agriculture, a certificate of completion of the cashew nut master training program. It stands out in the organization, advice, training, support and monitoring of the agricultural world. Based in Dabakala, she joined Nitidae in 2020 as a facilitator on the PapBio Comoé project and now continues her animation work on the PapBio 2 project.

Rural Development Advisor / Agriculture & Market / Côte d'Ivoire

Kevin Yavo Boni

Graduated with a master's degree in Business Management and Agropastoral Organizations; a Bachelor's degree in Economics and Agropastoral Management from the Institute of Agro-Pastoral Management at the University of Korhogo (Ivory Coast). He brought his expertise as a Technician, Advisor, Trainer in various agricultural structures. Based in Dabakala, he joined Nitidae in 2020 as an animator on the PapBio Comoé project and now continues his animation work on the PapBio 2 project.

Rural Development Advisor / Agriculture & Market / Côte d'Ivoire

Hartmann Emmanuel Monda

Holder of a Higher Technician Certificate with an option in Agricultural Operations Management, Hartmann had various field experiences in different agricultural structures before joining Nitidæ in 2018 with the ME's REDD+ project. He was then mobilized to Dabakala as a facilitator on the PapBio Comoé project from 2020 to 2023, and now continues his animation work on the PapBio2 project.

Project Coordinator / Côte d'Ivoire

Denis Koffi Méa

Holder of a Master 2 in Remote Sensing and Geographic Information System, Méa joined Nitidæ in December 2016 to supervise land planning activities (development of local development plans) and land security on the Méa's REDD+ Project . He then led the PapBio Comoé project from 2020 to 2023, and now continues his coordination work from the Dabakala office in the Comoé zone on Phase II, via the Mooshew and PapBio2 projects.

Monitoring-evaluator / Forest & REDD+ / Côte d'Ivoire

Jean Saturnin Dio

Graduated with a Master's degree in Remote Sensing and Geographic Information Systems, he is pursuing a thesis at Félix Houphouët Boigny University. He took his first steps as a research assistant in the Cartography and GIS Directorate of the Ministry of Planning and Development of Côte d'Ivoire. Subsequently, he worked for Nitidæ on land use, carbon stocks, development plans, then for the National Forest and Wildlife Inventory project before joining the team as a follow-up. evaluator on the PapBio Comoé project from 2020 to 2023. He now supervises monitoring and evaluation in the Comoé area on Phase II via the Mooshew and PapBio2 projects.