Elodie Mariette Kuhoua Appia
Elodie Appia specializes in community development, with a focus on community participation, lobbying, and advocacy. She has worked for eight years on several humanitarian and cooperation projects in various West African countries. She currently works as a Program Officer at UTZ where she organizes farming groups and civil society organizations. She works to engage these groups on topics such as child labor and climate change in order to influence policies and practices in the cocoa sector in Cote d'Ivoire. Elodie holds a Master's degree in Development Project Management and a Bachelor's degree in Public Law. She is passionate about social justice, accountability, and citizen participation. After the Mandela Washington Fellowship, Elodie will focus her work on the improvement of good governance practices by empowering citizens to monitor the implementation of pro-poor interventions in her country, la Cote d'Ivoire.