Dr Tidiane Ouattara received a PhD and a master’s degree in Remote Sensing and Geographical Information Systems (GIS) from Sherbrooke University (Canada) in 2001 and 1996, respectively. He also holds a master’s degree in physical geography from Université de Cocody-Abidjan (Côte-d’Ivoire). Dr Ouattara graduated in Leadership for Canadian federal government public service executives. Dr Ouattara is currently Space Science Expert and Coordinator for GMES & Africa Programme.

He has gained tremendous experience in international relations and business development, research and development (R&D), strategic policy development and program management issues related to the environment, natural resources, and sciences and technology.