Exciting News!  Forbes listed Awa Bousso DRAME, as one of the most innovative and influential young Africans under 30 years in the world 


We are absolutely thrilled to share this momentous achievement with you. Awa Bousso DRAME, our visionary leader and the driving force behind CoastGIS Research Institute, has been recognized as one of Forbes 30 Under 30, a prestigious list celebrating the brightest young minds shaping Africa’s future!

Forbes 30 Under 30 is an annual list compiled by the renowned business magazine Forbes. It highlights 30 outstanding individuals under the age of 30 across various industries. These individuals are recognized for their exceptional achievements, innovation, and impact in their respective fields, ranging from technology and finance to art and social entrepreneurship. Being featured on the Forbes 30 Under 30 list not only celebrates the accomplishments of these young trailblazers but also serves as a testament to their potential to shape the future landscape of their industries. 

This incredible honour comes as a testament to Awa’s unwavering commitment to advancing research, geospatial sciences, and AI for the betterment of our continent, particularly in coastal areas and the blue economy. Her dedication to promoting gender-inclusive STEM education and her relentless pursuit of turning research into real social impact is truly inspiring.


In addition to her recent (2022) L’Oréal-UNESCO Women in Science award, Awa continues to blaze a trail with initiatives like our #GEN4STEM program, which spans 16 West African countries, fostering opportunities for the next generation of scientists and researchers.

At CoastGIS Research Institute, we believe that knowledge is power, and Awa’s leadership exemplifies this belief. She, along with our dedicated team, is dedicated to developing research-based solutions and educational programs that empower communities and promote resilience in the face of coastal challenges in Africa.

We extend our heartfelt congratulations to Awa Bousso DRAME for this well-deserved recognition. Her journey from Institution Notre Dame Sorbonne Université to Columbia University and University College London (UCL) has undoubtedly shaped her into the remarkable, recognized Researcher and Leader she is today.

Join us in celebrating Awa’s remarkable achievement and her continued commitment to driving innovation, education, and social impact in the field of coastal research and beyond. 🌊🔬🌍

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External Resources

  • Awa Bousso’s DRAME’s CoastGIS Page

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