Robert Sanou


For over 15 years Robert has directed the work of ACCEDES, a multi-sectoral development organization in Burkina Faso. Mr. Sanou holds a Master’s degree in Project Management and a Juris Doctor degree in Law. He is a French and English-speaking Burkinabé who has served on Boards of regional organizations, consulted for European and U.S. entities, and traveled widely throughout the region and the world.


Alain Gouba

Agricultural Specialist

Alain Gouba has (the equivalent of) an Associate’s degree as an Animal Husbandry Technician, a Bachelor’s degree in Adult Development & Education, a Master’s degree in Social Change & Development Pedagogy, and a Master’s in Sustainable Agriculture. He worked 24 years for the government before becoming an independent consultant with an international NGO. Since 2013, he has been working as the Agricultural Specialist for ECHO’s Regional Impact Center in West Africa. Alain is married and the father of three children.


Noemi Kara

Administrative Assistant

Noemi has a high school specialization in bookkeeping and a university level degree in Organizational Management from the Université Saint Thomas d’Acqin in Burkina Faso. Noemi also received a Master’s in Project Management from Coventry University/United Kingdom represented by Ghana Technology University College in Accra/Ghana. She has worked for a number of companies including BICIA-B bank and media and broadcasting companies. She also had a brief stint with Compassion International in Ghana.


Yorouba Monirou

Monitoring and Evaluation Officer

Born in Tenkodogo, Boulgou provice, Yorouba is married and the father of three boys and one girl. A graduate of Philippe Zinda Kaboré and a participant in the Matourkou Specialized Agricultural Techinical Agents contest (ATAS) he has participated in interships in Burkina Faso, and abroad as a Higher Technician of Agriculture. Yorouba has worked as an agricultural supervisor and as a specialist in natural resources management.


Bernard Sié Kansié (Promesse)


Bernard, also known as Promesse, has a Law Degree from the University of Ouagadougou in Burkina Faso. Working with various associations since 2011, he has a particular passion for agriculture, especially for gardening. Promesse joined the ECHO West Africa team in 2014 as the Garden Manager, and with his skills and experience, he has become a trainer in appropriate technologies and home/community garden techniques.

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Broma Davy Sanou


The son of a great farmer, Broma Davy Sanou focused on agriculture throughout his school career.

"I will always give the best of myself in the work to honor the name of Christ the author of my faith."

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Adama Soma


Adama Soma holds a master's degree in English for the University of Ouagadougou, a professional master's degree in project management from the Aube Nouvelle University (ISIG) and a diploma in leadership. Having more than 10 years of experience as an English teacher and approximately 9 years experience working with NGOs in child sponsorship, community development and micro-finance associations.