Ken Lohento

Senior Program Coordinator
Digital Agriculture and Youth Entrepreneurship, CTA

For the last 20 years, Ken has designed and managed pioneering national and international programs related to digitalization for food security, socio-economic development and youth agripreneurship, in collaboration with governments, private sector and civil society. At the Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Development (CTA), he coordinated initiatives including the award-wining AgriHack Talent project which supported digital agripreneurs from 60 countries (via grants, incubation, networking, B2B match-making, linkages with investors, etc.); the IFAD funded project "Youth Economic Empowerment through Agribusiness in Kenya" (VijaBiz); e-agriculture strategies and blockchain projects. Before CTA, he worked for the Panos Institute West Africa (Senegal), UNESCO (France), served as Advisor for a United Nations global ICT platform for three years, and ONG Oridev that he founded in Benin. He holds an MBA (UK) and a master's in information sciences (France). Two of his projects won the ITU WSIS Forum Prizes in the e-agriculture category.

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