Country Leader, The Hunger Project-Benin
Elodie Iko, Country Leader of The Hunger Project-Benin, is an occupational and organizational psychologist by training, and a gender specialist. As part of her duties, she is responsible for all of The Hunger Project’s programs in Benin. In line with our vision to create a world without hunger, she plays a vital and catalytic role in empowering Benin’s rural populations to transform the systems of inequity that are keeping hunger in place.
With over fifteen years of professional experience, particularly in project and human resources management, Elodie is passionate about community development and committed to promoting the rights of women, girls and vulnerable groups. She joins the team from Plan International Benin, where she worked as a Gender and Inclusion Advisor. Prior to that, Elodie worked for The Hunger Project-Benin from 2013 to 2020, first as Gender and Women’s Empowerment Program Manager, then adding inclusive finance to her responsibilities, coordinating the “Her Choice” project, which focused on ending child marriage and a project focused on women and youth leadership & governance in THP-Benin’s epicenters.
Her leadership, determination, creativity and collaboration with many institutions in the implementation of development programs have substantially improved the status and position of women and girls in Benin.
In her spare time, she enjoys sports and virtually exploring the world.