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Mrs GLITHO-AKUESON Adolé Isabelle is currently Full Professor of Animal Biology (specialty in Entomology) in Université de Lomé (Togo). She was Invited Professor at the Université de Tours (France) from 1993 to date, at Université de Niamey (Niger) from 1990 to date and at the Université de Ouagadougou (Burkina Faso) from 1995 to date.

With more than 35 years of experience in teaching and research, Professor Glitho has more than 120 papers, 70

communications and 3 scientific books in several areas of Entomology such as: - Bioecology and Reproductive Physiology of major pests on grain legumes and vegetables (with 50 papers and 1 book published); - Pest Management and insect  populations dynamics studies in order to reduce post harvest losses (with 40 papers and 1 book published); - Biocontrol with development of entomopathogens, parasitoids and botanical pesticides ; - Insect vectors Management.  and resistance to pesticides studies.

To date, Prof. Glitho trained more than 50 young researchers from different countries in Africa, especially in agricultural and medical entomology. She has contributed to capacity building for sustainable management of pest populations. The models of IPM developed by her team are currently used by many African researchers. Many improved IPM technologies developed throw the on-farm participatory research by her team are now used by several famers in West Africa.

She had mobilized resource and was the principal investigator for 12 research projects at national and international levels and financed by French Embassy (2013), UNESCO (2010-2013), CORAF (2005), NGO Plan - Togo / National Programme for the fight against Malaria (2004), FICU (2002), O.M.S. / AFRO (2002), IFS (2002), European Union (1999), French Ministry of Cooperation (1993, 1991), ICSU - African Bioscience Network (1988), World Bank (1987).

She had organized 3 international symposia (2 in Togo and 1 in Benin) with the Interafrican Phytosanitary Council (IAPSC/AU) and West and Central African Council for Agricultural Research and Development (CORAF/WECARD) in Sustainable post harvest system, Vegetable pests and diseases and Biopesticides.

She has been Coordinator of Researchers committee on plant protection in French speaking countries in Africa and Member of the advisory committee of SADAOC Foundation (Sustainable Food Security for West and Central Africa).

She is holder of the UNESCO Chair "Women, Science and Sustainable Water Management in West Africa”. She is an expert for UNESCO for gender issues in higher education in Africa.

She is also - President of the Regional Experts Commission of West Africa for Agence Universitaire de la Francophonie (CRE-BAO/AUF),  and  President of the association "Togolese Women for Science & Technology Advancement". Her association gave financial support to more than 50 girls in Master and Doctorate level in Science and had a promotion program for Women in Science in West Africa.

She is member of the advisory council for 2 international (AUF and the Foundation 2iE) and 1 national (ITRA) institutions.

Professor Glitho is Officer of Togo Academic Palms, Knight of CAMES Academic Palms, Knight of La Légion d’Honneur (France) and Laureate for the Regional African Union Kwame Nkrumah Scientific Award 2013.

She is the Vice-Président of Togolese National Academy of Science, Art and Letters (ANSALT) and African Academy of Science fellow.