West Africa and Atlantic Ocean Islands
Years of Fellowship
Fields of Specialization
About / Bio
Rodrigue D. Akohou is from the Republic of Benin. He joined the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Benin in 2005, after he graduated with a Masters in Political Science and International Relations from the Faculty of Law and Political Science of the University of Abomey-Calavi (Benin). He also graduated with an MBA in 2010 from Maastricht School of Management in The Netherlands. He participated in the United Nations – Nippon Foundation Fellowship Programme for training in the fields of the Law of the Sea and Maritime Affairs. He has worked since 2013 as the Assistant to the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Prior to that he led the Treaties Section of the Department of Legal Affairs as well as the desk of Partnerships and Cooperation of the newly created “Institute of International Relations and Strategic Studies”, under the Ministry. As a specialist in Law of the Sea he is involved as member of various technical committees, especially the Inter-ministerial Committee which elaborated and validated the “National Strategy for the Maritime Protection and Security of Benin”.