Dieudonné Koyenga 

Prison System Adviser | International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) | Ivory Coast

Dieudonne Koyenga has 22 years of experience in prisons and corrections. He has been working as a Prison Systems Adviser for the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) since 2015. In this position, he has supported ICRC work in various countries, including Rwanda, Burundi, Chad, Madagascar, Côte d’Ivoire, Niger and Cameroon. Before joining the ICRC, Dieudonne served in the Burkina Faso Prison Service as both Head of Service in charge of operations and capacity building, and as National Director (2006 to 2010). He worked for the UN Stabilisation Mission in Haiti for two years before being appointed as the first Director General of the Penitentiary Training Academy of Burkina Faso. He managed the process (including resource planning and the development of policies and operational procedures) to implement the full operation of this institution which still runs successfully today.