The IAU OAE National Astronomy Education Coordinator team for Côte d'Ivoire

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Marc Harris Yao Fortune
Dr Marc Harris Yao Fortune
Team Chair and Contact Person, NAEC team - Côte d'Ivoire
lecturer and Researcher at the University of Félix Houphouët Boigny, Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire

I am Marc Harris Yao fortune from Côte D'Ivoire
(born in Côte d'Ivoire). I did my secondary school at the prestigious scientific high school of Yamoussoukro. I started my university studies at the University of Abobo-Adjamé (now named university of Nangui Abrogoua). After finishing the undergrad, I did my first master degree in space science at the University Félix Houphouët Boigny. Later on, I went to South Africa, where I did an honours degree and another master degree in astrophysics at the university of Cape Town (SA). I finally got a Ph.D. in astrophysics at the University of the Western Cape, South Africa. I am now back home as a lecturer and researcher at the University of Felix Houphouët Boigny. I am the first astrophysicist of the country and also the vice president of the Ivorian Association of Astronomy.

Appointed as NAEC until: Aug. 1, 2024

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To get in touch with the NAEC team for Côte d'Ivoire please contact:
Dr Marc Harris Yao Fortune via yao.fortune​atgmail.com