Yacouba is the National Coordinator for the PAS PNA II- Science-based National Adaptation Planning in Sub-Saharan Africa project, and is based in Burkina Faso.
He has over 25 years experience leading agriculture, forestry, climate adaptation and mitigation projects and programs in the West and East Africa regions. Prior to joining Climate Analytics, Yacouba worked for several organisations including the Global Green Growth Institute in Burkina Faso, International Development Enterprises, the World Agroforestry Centre in Mali, Concern Universal in Guinea and Tree Aid in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso.
Yacouba holds an MBA Degree, obtained in 2011, from the University of Exeter Business School in the UK and a Rural Development Technical Engineer degree obtained in 1989 at the Rural Development Institute of the University of Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso. He is currently PhD Candidate, Development Finance, at the University of Stellenbosch Business School, Bellville, Cape Town South Africa.