Categories Africa, Council, People

Victor Boton

Regional representative for West Africa

Victor has been the National Focal Point of the ICCA Consortium in Benin since 2017, in direct and regular collaboration with Alexis Kaboré, the Consortium’s Regional Coordinator for the Sahel. He has actively participated in all activities supporting ICCAs-territories of life and promoting the Consortium in Benin and the Sahel region (general meetings, workshops, training, setting up the national ICCA network in Benin, implementing the GSI, identification and documentation of ICCAs, support for the registration of ICCAs in the global register, meeting with the overall coordination of the Consortium, etc.). Victor holds a Masters in Sociology-Anthropology from the University of Abomey-Calavi. He is currently pursuing studies in Jurisprudence of the Earth and the laws of Nature initiated by Gaia Foundation and a Master II in Anthropology and Ecology at the Higher Institute of Anthropology and Ecology of the Catholic University of Madagascar. With his rich experience in cultural biodiversity, he is now involved with GRABE-BENIN in activism in favour of the laws of Nature.