Meet Aistan Konate, Head – Environmental Audits Department, National Environmental Agency – Cote D’Ivoire

Meet Aistan Konate, Head – Environmental Audits Department, National Environmental Agency – Cote D’Ivoire

The WAIMM has dedicated the months of March and April 2022 to celebrate and highlight our women industry professionals as our appreciation to strong, committed, professionalism, courageous and resilient women across the sub-region and globally. The recognition is to raise awareness of gender inequality, diversity, and inclusion needed in the industry and also celebrate the successes of some of our women industry professionals who are making a change in the sector.

WAIMM is honored to celebrate the success story of Aistan Konate, an environmental and human capital development professional who has been providing environmental and planning services to the mining community in Cote d’Ivoire for over 15years.

Aistan is a PhD candidate and holds an MSc (2004) in Human Capital Development and Geography (Environment options) respectively from the Universite De Cocody/Institute De Geographie Tropicale.

She is currently the Chair of the Commission of Environmental Audit and Environmental Management Plan Reports Validation, with the responsibility of implementing the Environmental Audit procedure in mining and oil companies throughout the national territory and ensuring the environmental compliance of these companies.

She adds to her credentials certificates of capacity building in Occupational Health and safety, rehabilitation of mining sites, solid waste and wastewater management and environmental management of mines; from Perth – University of Western Australia (2013), Murdoch University – Australia (2016), University of Mahidol, Thailand (2017) and European Union and Swedish Geological Service (2018) respectively.

Aistan is a Fellow and Governing council member of the WAIMM. She has been involved in a lot of women empowerment programs and events around the globe.

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