LAWIN Agnidé Emmanuel, PhD

Teaching subject : Environmental changes: Landscape under constraints
Phone: +229 97581809

Main description

Dr. Agnidé Emmanuel LAWIN holds his PhD (2007) in World Science (special fields: Ocean, Atmosphere, Hydrology) at the National Polytechnic Institute of Grenoble (INPG – France).

He specializes precisely in hydrometeorology. He is Researcher and Lecturer at the Sciences and Techniques Faculty of University of Abomey – Calavi (UAC) where he teaches “statistical hydrology” and physics.

Dr. LAWIN’s research focuses on the impacts of climate variability and change on water resources availability, agriculture, environment and human health. He has attended and contributed to many national and international conferences/seminars related to climate and climate change. He has written some publications that appeared in journals, proceedings of conferences or workshops and several study reports. He has written especially in the area of climate variability and climate change vulnerability/adaptation in Sudanese Region.

Dr. LAWIN has also attended several training workshops focused on main thematic such as: global warming, climate modeling, capacity building for improvement of the quality of greenhouse gases inventories in West and Central Africa and Regional Climate Models (RCM), especially PRECIS model (Providing REgional Climates for Impact Studies).

During the last five years, Dr. LAWIN has worked closely with the Benin Ministry of Environment and Nature Protection in developing a climate change vulnerability study in water resources and health sectors through the NAPA (National Adaptation Program Action) and this was followed by determining potential and main adaptation strategies. He is currently contributing to the Country specific reports on agricultural vulnerability to climate change in West Africa project funded by the West and Central African Council for Agricultural Research and Development (CORAF/WECARD).

Furthermore, Dr. LAWIN is involved in the ongoing climate change impacts studies within the framework of the Second National Communication (SNC) of Bénin on climate change and greenhouses emissions. Dr. LAWIN is also member of several networks working in climate and hydrology area, notably the: Beninese National Climate Change Committee (NCCC) – Beninese Integrated Multidisciplinary Evaluation Work Group – African Greenhouse Gas Inventories Network – Flow Regimes from International Experimental and Network Data (FRIEND) –
African Monsoon Multidisciplinary Analysis (AMMA) Network.


**** ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR (CAMES) Lecturer, Climate Variability and Changes/Impacts Researcher Sciences and Techniques Faculty –University of Abomey – Calavi (UAC) ****

Date and Place of birth: 1974 at Magoumi
Nationality: Beninese
Languages: French & English
Address: BP 2041 Abomey-Calavi
Tel: (+229) 97 58 18 09 / 94 50 10 06

  • Climate variability, climate change and its impacts on agriculture, water resources availability, environment and health ;
  • Hydro meteorological modelling;
  • Hydrology ;
  • Geo statistics;
  • Data base management ;
  • Physics Sciences.
  • Flooding evaluation
    Dr Lawin worked closely with the National Water Service of Benin through the national program against floods elaboration process. He established and provided the flood vulnerability map of the many agro – ecological zones of the country. Research activities During his PhD developing period at the National Polytechnic Institute of Grenoble (France), his research activities focused on the main characteristics of Rainy Events as they could be observed in the Upper Ouémé basin area (West Northern Benin in West Africa), thanks to ground instruments deployed on this AMMA Meso – scale site as part of the AMMA- CATCH long term observation system. This included the inter annual and intra seasonal variability of the mean parameters of the rainy events. After getting his PhD, he has spent one year of Post-Doc in Benin. This Post-Doc job was devoted to the scaling issues in the African Monsoon. This followed by the analysis and modeling of the spatial structure of rainfall event under a Sudanese Climate. Those years of Doctoral research and Post-Doctoral activities were capitalized through several publications that appeared in journals or proceedings of conferences notably:
    1. Zoubeida Bargaoui, Yves Tramblay, Emmanuel A. Lawin and Eric Servat (2014).
      – Seasonal precipitation variability in regional climate simulations over Northen basins of Tunisia. International Journal of Climatology. 34 (1) pp 235 – 248. DOI: 10.1002/joc.3683 2. Agnidé Emmanuel Lawin, Akponikpè P. B. Irénikatché, Jalloh A., Nelson C. Gerald and Thomas S. Timothy (2013). Chapter 3: Benin. pp. 53 – 77.In West African Agriculture and climate change:
      A comprehensive analysis. Edited by Abdulai Jalloh, Gerald C. Nelson, Timothy S. Thomas, Robert Zougmoré, and Harold Roy-Macauley. 408p. 3. Julien G. Adounkpe, A. Emmanuel Lawin, Clément Ahouannou, Ruffin Offin Lié Akiyo and Brice A. Sinsin (2013). Modeling Solar Energy transfer through Roof
    2. Material in Africa Sub-Saharan Regions:
      – ISRN Renewable Energy. Vol. 2013, doi:10.1155/2013/480137. 4. Yalo N. Lawin A. E., d’Almeïda G. A. F., Gonçalves T. P. et Dagba G. F. (2013).- Contribution de la gravimétrie à l’étude de la partie sud du bassin sédimentaire côtier onshore du Bénin. Africa Geoscience Review 20 (3&4) pp 67 – 81. 5. E. A. Lawin, A. Afouda, Ph. Oguntundé, T. Lebel and M. Gosset (2012).- Rainfall variability at regional and local scales in the Ouémé Upper Valley in Bénin. International Journal of Scientific and Advanced Technology. 2 (6) pp 46 – 55. 6. E. A. Lawin, S. Moumouni, M. Adjahouinon, A. Afouda (2012).- Variabilité spatiale récente des pluies à Cotonou. Revue spéciale des journées scientifiques de la FLASH, 2 (6) pp 93 – 102. 7. Agassounon D. T. M, N C. Kèlomè, E. A. Lawin, F.L. Ayi, D. G. Anago, D. Mama, O. B. M. L. Bocodaho, R. Capo – Chichi, C. Ahanhanzo (2012).

      – Qualité des eaux de forage utilisée sur le campus d’Abomey – Calavi au Bénin. Africa Geoscience Review 19 (2) pp 93 – 102. 8. Raoul Kpegli, Flavien Dovonou, Nicaise Yalo, Emmanuel Lawin et Boukari Moussa (2012).

      – Cartographie des zones potentielles de mobilisation de la ressource en eau souterraine pour l’AEP dans la commune d’Aplahoué au Bénin. Les cahiers du CBRST, n°2, pp 92 – 112. 9. E. A. Lawin, A. Afouda and T. Lebel (2011)

      – Analyse de la variabilité du régime pluviométrique dans la région agricole de Ina au Bénin. European Journal of Scientific Research. 50 (3) pp 430-443. 10. Emmanuel. A. Lawin, A. Afouda, M. Gosset and T. Lebel (2010).

      – Comparison of rainfall variability at regional and local scales in the Upper Valley of Oueme in Benin. IAHS Publ. n°340, pp. 61-68. 11. Emmanuel. A. Lawin, A. Afouda, M. Gosset and T. Lebel (2010)

      – Caractéristiques événementielles des pluies en zone soudanienne: Apport des données à haute résolution AMMA-CATCH à l’analyse de la variabilité de la mousson ouest- africaine en climat soudanien. An. Sc. Agro. du Bénin, 13 (1) pp. 1-22. 12. A. Afouda, E. A. Lawin, T. Lebel, C. Peugeot and L. Seguis (2005)

      – Modèle de Transformation pluie-débit basé sur le principe de Moindre Action. IAHS Publ. n° 296, pp 129-137. 13. A. Afouda, E. A. Lawin and T. Lebel (2004)

      – A Stochastique Streamflow model base on minimum energy expenditure. in Govaert J., Hounkonnou N., & Msezane A. edit. : Contemporary Problems in Mathematical Physics. World Sci. Publ. Comp (2004). pp 153 – 169. 14.

      – Emmanuel. A. Lawin & A. Afouda (2002) : Etude stochastique des précipitations en Afrique de l’Ouest. In 5th Inter-regional conference on Environment and Water: ENVIROWATER 2002. pp 94-101.

      Climate modeling tools

      He has been trained to the RCM PRECIS model (Providing REgional Climates for Impact Studies) running and he has used it as practical exercise during the training workshop that held in Niamey from 3 to 7 May, 2010.

  • Current position Lecturer and Researcher:
    Physics Department (Sciences and Techniques Faculty/University of Abomey – Calavi). His current research activities focus on climate change and its impacts on hydrological response of watershed in West Africa, mainly under Sudanese Climate.
  • Windows NT, UNIX/LINUX
  • Data processing software: Fortran, Idl, Matlab, R
  • Geographical Information System (GIS) : MapInfo, Arcview, Surfer, ArcGIS
  • Regional Climate Model (RCM): PRECIS
  1. Dr. Thierry Lebel, Hydrologist, Senior Researcher at IRD (Institut de Recherche pour le Developpement). Head of the Laboratory of study of transferts in Hydrology and Environment (LTHE – Grenoble / France). E-mail: [email protected]
  2. Prof. Abel Afouda, Hydrologist, Head of the Laboratory of applied Hydrology (LHA) at University of Abomey – Calavi (UAC). E-mail: [email protected]
  3. Dr. Abou Amani, Senior Water Science Program Specialist. Regional Hydrologist for Africa. UNESCO regional bureau for Science in Africa, Nairobi – Kenya. E- mail: [email protected]