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Curriculum Vitae

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Born: December 18, 1977 in Bouaké, Côte-d’Ivoire

 

2009 - present Program officer of the Wild Chimpanzee Foundation, Tasks: bio-monitoring, capacity building, survey data collection and analysis, report writing, landscape corridor program
2005 - 2009 Consultant of the Wild Chimpanzee Foundation, Tasks: bio-monitoring, capacity building
2005 - present Dissertation: “Management of Natural Resources. - Biodiversity and Sustainable Management of Ecosystems.”
MPI for Evolutionary Anthropology, Leipzig
University of Abobo-Adjamé, Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire
Centre Suisse de Recherches Scientifiques en Côte d’Ivoire
2002 - present PhD Researcher at the Centre Suisse de Recherches Scientifiques en Côte d’Ivoire
2002 - 2004 DEA (Diploma) Management of Natural Resources
University of Abobo-Adjamé, Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire
2001 - 2002 Maîtrise (Master) Nature Sciences, Protection of Plants and Environnement
University of Abobo-Adjamé, Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire
1999 - 2000 Licence (Bachelor) Nature Sciences, Protection of Plants and Environnement
University of Abobo-Adjamé, Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire

 

Professional history

2010 - 2011 Coordinator of the Pan African Monitoring Program in West Africa.
Training of the survey teams, communication with partners and organizing the surveys in Liberia and Guinea. Institutions: WCF/MPI EVA/ Forest Development Authority
2009 Training of rangers from the Forest Development Authority and local villagers for surveying chimpanzees and elephants at Sapo National Park in Liberia. Participation to the pilot study and main survey with other experts from the WCF and the IUCN-MIKE.
2009 Training for a bio-monitoring program of chimpanzees in West Africa. Participants were park managers from Côte d’Ivoire, Ghana, Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea. Institutions: GRASP/MPI EVA/WCF
2008 Training in surveys techniques and pilot study in Gola forest. People trained were field assistants from Gola Forest Program and students from Universities of Sierra Leone.
2008 Environmental impact study on primates in the Guinea Alumina Corporation Project concession of Boke (Guinea). Local villagers were trained to do bio-monitoring data collection.
2007 - 2008 Researcher / PhD data analysis at the Max-Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology at the Department of Primatology in Leipzig, Germany.
2005 - 2007 PhD data collection in Taï National Park in Côte d’Ivoire. Chimpanzee nest counts on line transect involving survey design conception using GIS software, compass and GPS use.
2006 Training of Ivorian parks managers from the «Office Ivoirien des Parcs et Réserves», and local assistants to conduct line transects surveys and bio-monitoring techniques in Marahoue National Park.
2005 Training of Ivorian parks managers from the «Office Ivoirien des Parcs et Réserves», and local assistants to conduct line transects surveys and bio-monitoring techniques in Taï National Park.
2003 Training in dung beetles (Insects, Coleoptera) identification, classification and conservation techniques. Diploma data analysis at the Natural History Museum of London in England.