Top Management And Staff Members

Team and Members Structure

Centre Des Hommes is composed of various member types: founder, active, sympathisers, donors, honorary.

The structure of the organisation: Our organisation structure consists of an advisory board of directors, an executive director, staff members and volunteers.

Project-based business model.

Centre Des Hommes team of management is composed of local people and international representatives:

  • The locals team members coordinate all the activities of Centre Des Hommes on site and assist in the relationship between its structure and Togo's civil administration.
  • The international team members are the representatives of Centre Des Hommes who help and collaborate in the development, evolution, implementation and realisation of CDH's projects.


The teams that work hard for the achievement of the Centre des Hommes goals are the local staff and active members and supportive international members.  All are working to manage the organisation’s administration, program, communications and publicity.

Senam Koffi Tsogbe

Executive director

Environmentalist, Social entrepreneur and community development leader. Representative in Estonia.

Senam's story

Born in Togo, I lived with my parents in a village where I already had the feeling of close contact with nature and community development. After finishing high school I felt an interest in visual arts and tropical agriculture, so learned new skills in these fields. I learned how to make different handicraft items, including making and playing the djembe drum. Later on I started to educate myself in permaculture and became more interested in agriculture in general. I founded Centre des Hommes to promote the Sustainable Development Group’s work. I became a social entrepreneur and I started a project to build an eco-village.         

I am an environmentalist, change-maker and social entrepreneur with a holistic approach. I am promoting the development of village industry and education for all ages, and I am committed to work for sustainable development.

I have endeavoured to build a strong skill-set with training such as EDE Ecovillage Design Education and PDC Permaculture Design courses, and in community transformation leadership and social enterprise business. I have been leading in areas such as life-improvement training, promoting village industry through the visual arts and locally produced food, increasing productivity through composting, and environmental education.

I am inviting you to give help where it is most needed!

Essinou Yawa Tsogbe

Administrative management, finance and assistant for the NGO CDH

Responsible of ECDH social entrepreneurship business, Togo.

Essinou's story

My name is Essinou, I study in a high school accounting and marketing. I worked in several micro-finance agencies in Kpalimé, where I have been for the past ten years engaged in marketing various local organisations and handling savers’ money for several local agencies.

Now I am the commercial agent for one of these institutions, and also involved as treasurer of the NGO Centre des Hommes. I am passionate about sustainable development goals, and I participated in 2016 at the Global Ecovillage Network Africa conference at Techima, Ghana’s Permaculture Institute through CDH. I learned more about sustainable living, social business, and the production of natural cosmetics and mushrooms.

I am now dedicating my skills to community development. I teach social enterprise to empower young expectant girls to overcome poverty. I love learning and being useful to others, combined with a passion for the environment and nature. Thank you!

Kossi-Mensah Kplola Yiborcooh

Local coordinator, secretary and assistant of the ONG CDH projects

Agricultural Works Engineer Trainer in Agricultural production and Products Packaging for the project Ecovillage Centre des Hommes, Togo.

Matthias' story

Born in 1989, my name is Yiborcooh Kossi-Mensah Kplola. You can call me Matthias. Coming from a modest family of ten children in Togo, I successfully completed primary, secondary and high school studies. My graduate studies were carried out in the field of agronomic sciences and I now have a diploma in agricultural engineering.     

I joined the community movement through the NGO Centre des Hommes to enhance my professional skills and knowledge of sustainable development in our communities. Within the NGO, I act as programs and projects coordinator, and I am the organisation’s secretary.          

Today, as a main activity, I am working with members of CDH to create the Ecovillage Centre Des Hommes project in Togo. I love sharing everything about the environment, travel and music.

Adélaïde Merle

CDH's project assistant and representative of France

GEN ambassador and certified as GAIA EDucator

Adélaïde's story

Adélaïde is a GEN Ambassador, she works as a freelance translator and interpreter in multicultural contexts (like a bilingual EDE in the Gambia in 2019). She has experience in crowdfunding for access to education and she is passionate about language, traveling, systemic design and social weaving.

She is currently co-organising the first EDE in France (2021) and is part of the core team working on implementing the Pan-African Ecovillage Development Programme (PAEDP) in Africa.

She helps CDH with consultancy on crowdfunding, translation and development strategy.