Vivian Atakos

Global Engagement and Policy


Vivian Atakos is a passionate development communication expert with over ten years of progressive professional experience in Africa and beyond. She has worked with international organizations thereby gaining extensive knowledge in the development, implementation and evaluation of a broad range of communication, engagement and advocacy strategies as well as multifaceted knowledge management processes. Vivian is part of the global communications team at the International Potato Center. In this role, she oversees communication and knowledge management in fifteen countries in Africa. Vivian is skilled in leveraging and supporting partnerships to influence investments and offer holistic solutions to global challenges—food and nutrition security, climate change among others. Under #OneCGIAR, she works with the CGIAR GENDER Platform providing desirable communication support aimed at driving global engagement , policy and learning processes within the CGIAR and its partners – donors, governments, non-governmental organizations, researchers among others.