AIMS Network




Area of Research:Climate change

Institution:University of Cape Town in South Africa

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Dr Madina DOUMBIA a Lecturer and researcher at the Department of Mathematics-Physics-Chemistry, at University Péléforo Gon Coulibaly, Korhogo, in the North of Côte d’Ivoire (CI), is an atmospheric scientist who enjoys using her skills to understand better air pollution science and its impacts on environment and society. She was previously a Postdoctoral fellow at the “Centre Suisse de Recherche Scientifique (CSRS)” in Côte d’Ivoire. During this Postdoctoral fellowship, she investigated the impact of climate change on the transmission risk of malaria in Tiassalé (southern Côte d’Ivoire) within the framework of the Climate Research for Development (CR4D) project.  

She is graduated in 2020 at the University of Felix Houphouët Boigny (UFHB), Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire. Her PhD work was focused on air pollution, and she developed a local emission inventory (traffic, domestic and commercial sources) for the commune of Yopougon (Abidjan). She also contributed to the prospection, installation and maintenance measurement sites of gaseous and particulate pollutants in Abidjan and Korhogo, as well as several research programs and projects such as DACCIWA, CHAIREPOL, PASMU and APIMAMA

She is also contributing to the development of the Low Emissions Analysis Platform (LEAP) model, used in Abidjan to implement mitigation policies for better air quality management. She participated in the testing of the equipment and the training of the weather station at the Observatoire de Recherche en Environnement de Nambékaha (OREN) in North of Côte d’Ivoire. In addition, she is member of several scientific and social organizations such as Wascal Alumini Network Côte d’Ivoire (WANetCI); African Group Atmospheric Science (ANGA) community; Alliance for Education, Science, Engineering & Design with Africa (AESEDA), Femme Chercheurs de Côte d’Ivoire (FemCI); Chief of Staff of Femme Leader d’Afrique (FLA); Assistant Treasurer of Ivorian Society of Physics (SIPHYS) and Association Internationale pour un Développement Durable Economique Social et Sanitaire en Afrique (AIDDESSA). She contributes to the African Assessment of Air Pollution and Climate Change. 

In her research under the AIMS-NEI Fellowship for Women in Climate Change Science, she will investigate the relations between air pollution and local climate. Her research will assess the impact of air pollution through emission scenarios (present, improved and future) on climate (precipitation and temperature) for the city of Abidjan. She will be hosted at the Department of Environmental and Geographical Science, the University of Cape Town in South Africa.