Illiassou AdamouAn agronomist by training, Illiassou worked for 25 years for the Niger Ministry of Agriculture, where, in particular, he developed an in-depth knowledge of the challenges facing rural communities. Thereafter, for 10 years he worked as a project manager with national and international NGOs. Since the beginning of the 2010s he has been an independent consultant. In this capacity he leads missions to study, evaluate, carry out collaborative analyses, and develop strategies. He has particular expertise in participatory risk analysis and the construction of theories of change. As an independent trainer, Illiassou also draws on his rich experience of providing training in the areas of management and monitoring and evaluation. In his work to understand changes he applies his in-depth knowledge of community organization, as well as keen skills in observation and analyses.