Prof. Adama Diawara holds a Master’s in Physics from the University of Cocody, a DEA from Blaise Pascal University in Clermont-Ferrand, and a Doctorate (Single Thesis) on Atmospheric Physics/Agro Meteorology (in partnership with the National Institute of Agronomic Research, INRA, of Bordeaux/France) in 1990. He was recruited as an assistant at the University of Cocody (Faculty of Science and Technology/ Laboratory of Atmospheric Physics and Fluid Mechanics) in 1991 and became an assistant professor within this faculty in 1994.
Prof. Diawara was appointed the Director of Planning and Evaluation of the Ministry of Education and Scientific Research, Cote d’Ivoire, from March 2005 to June 2006, and the teacher-researcher directed the Lamto Geophysical Station from 2007 to 2011. Since December 2019, Adama Diawara has been the president of the Ivorian Society of Physics (SIPHYS), a position he has combined with that of the President of the Ivorian Network of Monitoring and Evaluation (RISE) since 2008.
On May 13, 2020, Prof. Adama Diawara entered the government as Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research. Previously, he had served as an Advisor to the Presidency of the Republic of Cote d’Ivoire in charge of Education, Training and Scientific Research, then as an Advisor to the Prime Minister in charge of Education, Vocational Training, Scientific Research and employment.