Sévérin EKPE
Intern at African Observatory of Science, Technology and Innovation (AOSTI) - African Union
Observatory of Science, Technology and Innovation (AOSTI), African Union , ONG Climat-Eau, , Cabinet Agromillenium Consulting & Service
    • Sévérin is a Master of Science Graduate in Water Policy at the Pan African University Institute of Water and Energy Sciences Incl. Climate Change (PAUWES) in Tlemcen, Algeria. He completed a Master degree in Hydrology and Water Resources Management, Ecohydrology Track at the University of Abomey-Calavi in Benin in 2017.  Sévérin served as a volunteer of the second Cohort of the Service des Volontaires de l’Université d’Abomey-Calavi (SVUAC) after his bachelor degree, which gave him basis for serving community. As part of work experience, Sévérin worked as Junior Expert of Geographical Information System (GIS) at Agromillenium Consulting and Service Cabinet in Benin in 2017, and  since September 2017 he is the contact person in Charge of Training and Communication at ONG OMINI, based in Benin. Due to his interest in Water Innovation Policy, Sévérin did his research internship at the African Observatory of Science, Technology and Innovation (AOSTI)-African Union in Malabo, Equatorial-Guinea. In 2017, Sévérin was awarded of a research grant by the African Water Association (AfWA) in Benin where he conducted a research on the risk of contamination of household drinking water. Sévérin is also part of some youth organizations where he played leadership role. As evidence, his is the current elected Coordinator of the “Réseau Béninois du Parlement Mondial des Jeunes pour l’Eau”, in the region of Couffo, Bénin.

      His fields of interest are Water quality and environmental health, Innovation Policy in Water Sector; Climate Change, Risk Assessment, and Management of Extremes.

      Sévérin loves God, music, dance, poetry and humor, and knowledge sharing.

    • Responsible contact for training and communication
      Sep 2017
      Jun 2023
      Organizing different trainings and programs in Water and Sanitation, climate change and water resource management. Implementing and conducting different trainings on health and environmental concerns.
    • Intern
      Observatory of Science, Technology and Innovation (AOSTI), African Union
      Apr 2019
      Jun 2019
      Research internship on the topic "Measuring Innovation in the water sector to support monitoring and evaluation of STISA (Science, Technology and Innovation Strategy for Africa): The case study of sustainable agriculture."
    • Program coordinator
      ONG Climat-Eau,
      Feb 2017
      Dec 2017
      Wrote and Scheduled projects on environment safeguard, National Tree Day. Monitored and evaluated implemented projects.
    • Junior GIS expert
      Cabinet Agromillenium Consulting & Service
      Apr 2017
      Jun 2017
      Ensured and conducted site visits and mapped places. Realized and designed geographical, geological and land cover land use maps.
    • Volunteer
      Oxfam and National Parliament of Youth for Water and Sanitation (in partnership)
      Sep 2016
      Sep 2016
      Actively contributed to the success of the “Stop cholera” project in households and bus sta-tions of Cotonou through the PPMVE project.
    • Volunteer of SVUAC (Volunteers Service of University of Abomey-Calavi)
      Centre de Valorisation des déchets en énergie renouvelable et en agriculture (ValDERA)
      Jul 2015
      Mar 2016
      Controlled water used in agriculture. Produced compost and its usage in agriculture. Produced biogas.
    • Intern
      Laboratory of Applied Hydrology (LHA)/University of Abomey-Calavi (UAC)
      Dec 2014
      Mar 2015
      Prepared Active Carbon using agricultural materials (rice bran, coconut). Characterized active carbon and tested its efficiency on pollution elimination from water.
    • Academic intern
      Laboratoire des Sciences et Techniques de l'Eau (LSTE), University of Abomey-Calavi (UAC)
      Jun 2014
      Nov 2014
      Organized sampling campaigns. Analyzed and determined water chemistry parameters. Prepared active carbon and tested the efficiency of active carbon.
    • French
      Proficiency Native or Bilingual
    • English
      Proficiency Fill Working
    • Date of Birth Jan 01 1994
      Gender Male
      Marital Status Single
      Nationality Benin
      Phone Number +213 657322810
      Address Tlemcen, Algeria