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Boroma Tidiane Olivier Sanou

Boroma Tidiane Olivier Sanou

Young Expert at - Burkina Faso
YEP period 2020 - 2022, batch 21

YEP Role

Project Officer – Agrofood
Due to my studies in statistical engineering, I play the role of data expert. I therefore assist development partners in survey designing, data processing and reporting of the studies. 


  • Training and capacity building in computer science, software for data collection and processing
  • Database design
  • Programming (VBA, R, Python, Haskell, …)
  • Designing tools and strategies for data collection and analysis
  • Computerized data processing
  • Econometrics modeling
  • Analysis of agricultural statistics
  • Economic analysis
  • Project management; M&E
  • Outstanding communication skills
  • Team management
  • Team working


Nationality: Burkinabe
  • 2014 – 2017: Statistics and Economist Engineering with a specialization in Statistics Methods and Applications in the Institute of Statistics and Applied Economics of Abidjan (ENSEA), Ivory Coast
  • 2009 – 2013: Licence of Mathematics at Ouagadougou University (UO), Burkina Faso

Experience before YEP

Since August 2019: Project Officer at Akvo Foundation, Burkina Faso:
  • Trainer on the use of Akvo tools for project M&E
  • Drafting of training report and meeting summary report
  • Survey tools designing, data cleaning, analysis and visualization and Dashboards building
March 2019: Consulting for Neer-Tamba Project, Burkina Faso:
  • Support farm development team to build survey tools for activities monitoring
  • Ensuring collected data quality
  • Report on the state facilities for which the project is responsible
Sep. 2018 - June 2019: Internship at Akvo Foundation, Burkina Faso:
  • In charge of statistical studies
  • Assistant trainer on Akvo tools and services
October - December 2017: Data collection supervisor for World Bank (WB):
  • Team management to ensure data quality of Sahel region Sahel Women’s Empowerment and Demographic Dividend (SWEDD) project baseline
  • Technical support for the use of the mobile data collection application CSEntry
August - October 2016: Internship at IDDH/CERAP:
  • Institute for Dignity and Human Rights (IDDH) is a research Centre and private university with studies in areas of peace, ethics, human rights and governance. It’s one of main branches of Centre for Research and Action for Peace (CERAP). I worked there as part of my end-of-cycle statistical engineering internship with the thesis theme, “Employment and entrepreneurship education supply in Abidjan”
  • I applied all stage of research, from defining objectives to writing research results
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