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Anicha Diemkoudre

Anicha Diemkoudre

YEP period 2022 - 2023, batch 27

Young Expert at Resilience B.V. - Benin

YEP period 2021 - 2022, batch 23

Young Expert at Embassy Kingdom of the Netherlands Benin - Benin

YEP Role

Junior Policy Officer EKN Bénin
Agribusiness consultant Resilience BV Bénin/ Côte d’Ivoire


  • Gender inclusion analysis in horticultural value chains
  • Facilitating events/ workshops on inclusion and business development
  • Company representative in Benin
  • Exploring business case opportunities in the vegetable sector of Benin with possible follow up activities on trade mission Netherlands Benin
  • Project Coordinator Impact Cluster project Hortivoire in Côte d’Ivoire
  • RVO Study on vegetable sector in Northern Côte d’Ivoire
  • Study on flood management in the Manambolo district
  • Extensive experience working on horticultural projects in (Francophone) Africa. Most notably Benin and Rwanda. Assessments of gender roles and youth inclusion in horticultural value chains. Organizing and facilitating workshops on inclusion and business development.


  • Nationality: Dutch
  • Education: 
    • MSc Development and Rural Innovation, Wageningen University of Research
    • BSc International Business and Languages, University of Applied sciences, Arnhem

Experience before YEP

  • June 2021 – May 2022: Junior Policy OfficerEmbassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, Cotonou, Benin:
    • Support activities in the vegetable sector of Benin
    • Creation of a National Horticulture Platform in Benin
    • Organizing webinars on vegetable sector in Benin
  • September 2019 – February 2020: Research internship HortInvest, Kigali, Rwanda
    • Assessing women and youth inclusion of Horticulture sector’s value chain
    • Assessing training and business inclusion for women and youth within Horticulture
    • Facilitating events/ workshops on inclusion and business development
  • September 2019 – February 2020: Intern Trade and Development Group Afokantan Benin Cashew S.A (now Nuts2), Tchaourou, Benin:
    • Development of factsheets of cashew nuts
    • Research on local market opportunities and product diversification
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Organisation: Resilience B.V.
Organisation: Embassy Kingdom of the Netherlands Benin
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