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Patrice Yamba Tshisungu Kantu

Dr Patrice Yamba Tshisungu Kantu is a Fellow of the Institute for Environmental Security based in Brussels.

From May 2008 through September 2010, he served as Project Coordinator for the Democratic Republic of the Congo in the IES programme on Environmental Security for Poverty Alleviation (ESPA).

Dr Yamba's education includes a master in Quaternary Geology and a Doctorate in Earth Science from the Free University of Brussels (VUB) after having acquired a Degree in Geography from the Ex National University of Zaire/Higher Education Institute of Kananga and Bukavu, Democratic Republic of Congo.

He has been member of several professional bodies such as the International Technical Committee on Environmental Measurements, the non profit association 'Cercle de Reflexions pour la Reconstruction de la Republique Democratique du Congo' and in 2007 he was team leader of the Congo Forest Expert Group for Wageningen International Experts (WIx).

He has a more than 15 years experience in Remote Sensing & GIS Applications and in management and coordination of multidisciplinary projects combined with a thorough knowledge of the geographic and cultural specificities of the DRC.

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