Ioana Bouvier is a Senior Spatial Science and Technology Advisor in the Land and Resource Governance (LRG) Division. She leads and provides technical support for land and resources governance activities to achieve lasting development outcomes across different sectors, such as natural climate solutions, biodiversity, equity, food security and resilience.
Ms. Bouvier has a master’s degree in Geographic Information Science for Development and Environment from Clark University, Worcester, MA and a bachelor’s degree in Geography and Environmental Science from University of Bucharest, Romania. At Clark University, she conducted research to evaluate the impact of illicit crop cultivation policies on forest conversion in Northeastern Burma.
Ms. Bouvier has worked Ms. Bouvier has worked on international development programs in over 20 countries across Eastern Europe, Latin America and Caribbean region, Sub-Saharan Africa, and Southeast Asia.
Ms. Bouvier has over 20 years of experience in natural resource management, with a focus on applying data, technology, and participatory approaches to empower communities and to advance natural resource governance. Prior to joining USAID, she served as a data science/analytic methods team lead at the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency, where she developed methods for data analysis and visualization and briefed policy makers. Before joining the U.S. Government, Ms. Bouvier worked as a geospatial and international development specialist, providing field-based technical support and training for humanitarian relief, climate change, biodiversity, and natural resource management programs.
Publications and Presentations
- The Land-Potential Knowledge System (LandPKS): Mobile apps and collaboration for optimizing climate change investments (co-author), Ecosystem Health and Sustainability, 2015
- Does de Facto Community Forest Tenure Affect Forest Condition? Policy-relevant Baseline Findings From a Quasi-Experimental Evaluation of a Forest Carbon Mitigation Project in Zambia (co-author), submitted to Forest Policy and Economics, 2016
- Land and Peace in Colombia, Mason Data Journalism Featured Story, 2016