Prof. Abdoulaye Diabate, Chair of PAMCA Burkina Faso Chapter awarded the title "Officier de l'ordre des Palmes Academiques”.
We are delighted to announce that Prof. Abdoulaye Diabate, Chair of PAMCA Burkina Faso Chapter, lead of the Vector Biology Department, Research Institute in Health Sciences (IRSS) Director, World Bank funded Center of Excellence on Vector Borne Diseases in Burkina Faso was awarded the title "Officier de l'ordre des Palmes Academiques”. The decoration took place at l'Institut des Sciences de Ouagadougou on October 20th.
The Ordre des Palmes Académiques is given to distinguished academics and teachers and for valuable service to universities, education, and science. Dr. Abdoulaye holds a PhD degree in Parasitology from the University of Montpellier, France and his research is focused on mosquito male biology and transgenic approaches to control vector borne diseases.
The theme of the day was “the transformation of education begins with teachers”. In his speech at the ceremony, Secretary General of the Ministry of Higher Education, Scientific Research, and Innovation (MESRI) Professor Touridomon Issa Somé emphasised the transformative potential of education in addressing some of society’s greatest challenges.
Dr Prosper Chaki, Executive Director said: ‘We at PAMCA are especially proud of Professor Diabate’s achievements and congratulate him on this special honour. Not only is he a fantastic scientist who has contributed significantly to increasing the body of knowledge with regards to disease vectors, he is also committed to cultivating the next generation of African researchers who will be at the forefront of locally driven innovations to solve some of the most pressing problems on the continent. It’s a privilege to work with him in PAMCA.