Aurelien Atidegla was elected to the board of Trustee in 2009. He is also the vice – Chairman of the network. He represents West Africa in the Board. Aurelien is the Chairman of GRAPAD (Group for Research and Action for the Promotion of Agriculture and Development and also chairs three networks and groupings of Non Governmetal Organisations at national and sub-regional which include Working Group on Non-Formal Education in Benin (GNTENF - Benin), Beninese NGO Forum for Monitoring of the Cotonou Agreement (FOSAC - Benin) and Coalition of African Organizations for Food Security and Sustainable Development (COASAD) West Africa.
He is a specialist in the field of research, training, advisory support and community development. Over the past fifteen years ago, he has evaluated projects and programs based on a participatory approach in Benin and in other countries in the sub-region of west Africa.