Issa Ouedraogo joined the Centre in July 2012 as a post-doctoral researcher under the “EU FP7 research project WHaTeR: Water Harvesting Technologies Revisited: Potentials for Innovations, Improvements and Upscaling in Sub-Saharan Africa”. He is investigating the environmental impacts of the large scale adoption of agricultural water management (AWM) interventions for food production in Sub-Saharan Africa (Tanzania and Burkina Faso). Prior to joining the Centre, Issa was a guest researcher at Institut für Physische Geographie, Goethe-Universität Frankfurt (April to June 2012) in Germany and research scientist at “Institut de l’Environnement et de Recherches Agricoles” (INERA) in Burkina Faso since 2010. His background is in Natural Resource Management with focus on Tropical Africa.
Since 2010, he has become more engaged in the “re-greening” debates on the Sahel and in the environmental impacts of Soil and Water Conservation (SWC) techniques for agriculture in Sub-Saharan Africa.