Kouassigan is a senior associate on the Climate Finance Access Network (CFAN) team. He works to increase climate finance access in small islands development states and least developed countries by contributing to the development and implementation of CFAN’s climate finance advisory and training program. In particular, Kouassigan works to expand the CFAN Program in Africa for long-lasting capacity building to governments and relevant entities to secure and structure finance for climate action in the region.
Kouassigan has more than 10 years of experience in the fields of environmental policy, sustainable development, and climate change. He has mostly led the planning and implementation of climate change policies and strategies, including National Adaptation Plans (NAPs), Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs), and capacity building programs for climate finance mobilization and climate change preparedness in Least Developed Countries (LDCs) with a particular focus on Africa. He has also served as advisor to the LDCs group on adaptation-related agenda items during the UNFCCC climate negotiations since 2016.
- MA, International Environmental Policy, Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey
- MA, American Politics and History, Poitiers University and Lomé University
- Fulbright Alumnus