Stévanche Nzingoula Loufouma is a Technical Assistant for the Forest program in the Republic of Congo. He provides technical support to WRI’s engagement into land use planning processes at the national level. He also supports agencies of the Ministry of Forest Economy to update the national Forest Atlas information and data. Before transitioning into a full staff position, he was a consultant with WRI in ROC where he assisted both the Ministry of Forest Economy and the Ministry of Land Use Planning in generating and managing forest and land use data and maps.

Prior to joining WRI, Stévanche has worked in a Laboratory on Geomatics and Applied Tropical Ecology Research as a student researcher. In that capacity, he has contributed to several scientific publications related to remote sensing and land use change. He was the National Correspondent of the Carteinnov Project an initiative of the International Organization of La Francophonie where he has carried out strained digital innovation stakeholders in Congo.

He holds a B.A. in Agronomy, Forestry and Environmental Sciences from the Marien-Ngouabi University in Brazzaville. He is currently pursuing an MPhil in Sustainable Forest Management at the Advanced National School of Agronomy and Forestry at Marien Ngouabi University.

In his spare time, Stevanche enjoys contributing to OpenStreetMap. He also enjoys driving and reading.