Burkina Faso: Evariste Lébendé Yaogho

Country Director, The Hunger Project-Burkina Faso
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Evariste Lébendé Yaogho, Country Director of The Hunger Project-Burkina Faso (THP-Burkina Faso), is from Bissiga, Boulgou Province in Central-Eastern Burkina Faso. He first joined The Hunger Project family in 1997 as Adjunct Director of THP-Burkina Faso, managing program supervision and fighting poverty and hunger in rural regions.

Mr. Yaogho holds an Engineering Degree in Rural Development from the Institut Supérieur Polytechnique of the University of Ouagagadougou with a major in Animal Production. Following university, he worked for 16 years at the Ministry of Animal Resources in several positions including Director of Cattle Food Supplies, Project Manager of Intensive Rabbit Breeding, Director of the Poultry Unit and Technical Director of the National Office of Supply and Distribution of Zootechnical and Veterinary Inputs. During this time he worked establishing breeder and technical officer qualifications, improving zootechnical performance, managing input supplies and organizing producers.

Mr. Yaogho's ultimate goal is to establish the well-being of underprivileged rural populations in Burkina Faso.