“I am involved in a deep changing process regarding support to agricultural innovation.”
Hello, who are you?
I am Armel Hien. I am an agricultural economist, specialized in micro-economic development issues. I am particularly interested in understanding the dynamics of rural stakeholders’ behavior: producers, consumers, and development organizations. My strong interest in CDAIS comes from its focus on the dynamics of behavior of agricultural innovation stakeholders.
What are your roles and responsibilities as National Innovation Facilitator?
I am assistant for the Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MEL) component in the project, and am in charge of monitoring and evaluating the implementation of coaching plans, and evaluating progress markers at the different steps of the project implementation.
What has CDAIS changed for you?
I have been trained on soft skills development for facilitation of the innovation partnership. I am more a quantitative analyst, but from CDAIS, I have integrated a new approach with new skills in impact evaluation through qualitative analysis. I am really interested by the evaluation of the dynamics of change of innovation stakeholders. With CDAIS, I realised that capacity development does not work only through technical capacities.