Mr Bale is the Director of the Geographic and Digital Information Center (CIGN) at BNETD. He is an engineering graduate from ENSG, Paris and holds a Master’s degree in spatial data analysis obtained at Sorbonne University. He has over 20 years of experience implementing public geospatial policies and projects.
He is contributing to the working group establishing the Ivorian Space Agency and is currently involved in GMES and Africa. Mr Fernand Bale is a member of the International Advisory Committee of the United Nations Global Geodetic Center of Excellence in Bonn, a member of UNGGIM, the United Nations Committee of Experts on Global Geospatial Information Management, and is the Co-chair of the UNGGIM Sub Committee on Geodesy, as well.