Togolese Gilbert Fossoun Houngbo, reappointed as head of IFAD

Gilbert Fossoun Houngbo, a senior official and former Prime Minister of Togo, was reappointed on February 17th as the head of the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), which he had headed since 2017. IFAD’s board of governors, the Fund’s main decision-making body, has renewed its trust in him, for a second four-year term. Not long after he was reappointed, the Togolese announced, on social networks that he would focus, during his new term, on consolidating actions undertaken in the first.

“My first priority will be the consolidation of the reforms carried out over the past four years so that IFAD’s path towards doubling its impact by 2030 becomes irreversible,” he said on Twitter.

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