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Dr. Tidiane Ouattara, GMES & Africa Programme Coordinator To Speak At ISU Alumni Conference 2019

Dr. Tidiane Ouattara; GMES & Africa Programme Coordinator speaking at the 1st GMES & Africa Forum held in Libreville, Gabon in 2018. Image Source: GMES & Africa

The world needs to know what is going on in Africa’s space industry, and in a matter of weeks, one of the leaders of the African space industry will be in Europe elaborating on the major strides that have been made in the African space ecosystem.

Dr. Tidiane Ouattara, Space Expert with the African Union Commission and Programme Coordinator for GMES and Africa, will be lecturing on space activities in Africa on July 27 at the International Space University (ISU), Strasbourg, France. This lecture is one of the activities that have been scheduled as part of the programme of events in respect of the ISU Alumni Conference, which will take place in Strasbourg from July 26 to 28, 2019.

Dr. Ouattara’s lecture, slated for 3.00pm local time, will take place after the TEDxISU event, scheduled to take place earlier that same day at the ISU Campus Centre. 

Click here to watch the live stream.

Click here to watch the recorded streams available after the event.

The schedule includes the following (in CEST time):
15:00 – 15:05 Welcome by Mr. Juan de Dalmau (ISU SSP 1989), ISU President.
15:05 – 15:15 Alumni and ISU update by Mr. Nassim Bovet (ISU MSS 2001), ISU Admissions and Alumni Relations.
15:15 – 16:00 Space in Africa panel. Dr. Tidiane Ouattara (African Union)
16:00 – 16:15 Earth Observation Big Data and Deep Learning for Global Change: Urbanization and Wildfire Monitoring as Examples, Prof. Yifang Ban (ISU SSP 1994), KTH University Stockholm.

Dr. Tidiane Ouattara obtained a Master’s degree in Physical Geography from Université de Cocody-Abidjan (Côte-d’Ivoire). In 2001 he obtained a Ph.D, both in Remote Sensing and Geographical Information System (GIS), from Sherbrooke University in Canada. He has tremendous experience in international relations and business development, research and development (R&D), strategic policy development and program management, in relation to the environment, natural resources, and science and technology.

The International Space University is dedicated to the discovery, research and development of outer space exploration for peaceful purposes, through international and multidisciplinary education and research programs. It is a not-for-profit interdisciplinary university founded in 1987 that offers a Master of Science in Space Studies (MSS) in addition to the flagship Space Studies Program (SSP), an annual professional development program that has convened  every summer since 1988 at various locations around the world. The ISU faculty members include astronauts, space agency leaders, space engineers, space scientists, managers, and experts in space law and policy comprising an international collection of experts in technical and non-technical space-related fields.

For more information on the ISU Alunmi Conference, click here.



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