Patrice has over 30 years’ experience in Remote Sensing & GIS Applications and in management and coordination of multidisciplinary projects.
Patrice is also a Fellow at the Institute for Environmental Security (IES) where from May 2008 through September 2010, he served as Project Coordinator for the Democratic Republic of the Congo in the IES programme on Environmental Security for Poverty Alleviation (ESPA). In 2010 he was co-author of the section on Energy Security in “Climate Change and Security in Africa: Vulnerability Report” Published by members of the Africa, Climate Change, Environment and Security Dialogue Process (ACCES).
He has been member of several professional bodies such as the International Technical Committee on Environmental Measurements, the non profit association 'Cercle de Reflexions pour la Reconstruction de la Republique Democratique du Congo' and in 2007 he was team leader of the Congo Forest Expert Group for Wageningen International Experts (WIx).
Dr Yamba's education includes a master in Quaternary Geology and a Doctorate in Earth Science from the Free University of Brussels (VUB) after having acquired a Degree in Geography from the Ex National University of Zaire/Higher Education Institute of Kananga and Bukavu, Democratic Republic of Congo.