Daouda Diakite is a geological engineer who did his graduate studies in Morocco and France. He joined the Cabinet of the Minister of Mines and Geology, as Technical Assistant, in 2017. Since then, he has been strongly involved in the development and monitoring of geological research projects, the establishment and management of the geoscientific data bank, working abroad to communicate the mineralogical potential of the country and negotiations on the revival of mining development projects.
Previously, Mr Diakite worked in several internationally renowned groups, notably within the Rio Tinto group, where he worked on the bankable feasibility studies of the Simandou project. On this project he obtained a merit of recognition from the Canadian company Golder Associate for the quality of his geological work and the different linguistic links between the English-speaking expatriates and the local population; Within the BRGM – France, he participated in the mapping of underground quarries in the Department of Vienne; He also worked in the GRS Valtech – Veolia Group, where he participated in the management of the database of polluted sites and soils, also carrying out soil and groundwater remediation work.
Mr Diakite has carried out several field missions relating to geological and geochemical mapping in the Pyrenees, the Dordogne and the High Atlas, for the recognition of sedimentary deposit environments and their modes of formation.
In addition, his technical experience in the fields of geology and the environment led to a complementary training in computer science at Claude Bernard University in Lyon (France), focusing on the design and development of management of a database.
These computer skills allowed him to set up an application for monitoring and management of all security equipment within the EDG company, where he trained some managers in the prevention of occupational risks in the context of Health and Safety. Safety at work.
Mr Diakite was president of the Association of African and Guinean Students respectively in Kenitra (Morocco) and Bordeaux (France), where he organized scientific, cultural and sports activities. He is currently Professor of Sedimentology, Stratigraphy and Metallogy at Barak Obama University in Sonfonia.