Ioana Bouvier is the lead for E3/Land’s “fit-for-purpose” land technology applications and manages the Land Potential Knowledge System, an inter-agency agreement with USDA. She focuses on building capacity for geospatial analysis and sustainable technology solutions that advance land and resources governance, support resilient cities and foster integrated development planning. She also uses geospatial analysis to generate and apply evidence for programs that improve land transparency, identify key rural-urban links, promote responsible land investments and safeguard vulnerable populations, and support land and resources governance for climate change, biodiversity and natural resources initiatives.
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 on land use change and illicit crop cultivation in Northeastern Myanmar.
Ms. Bouvier has worked on international development programs in Haiti, El Salvador, Bolivia, Albania, Romania, Indonesia, Philippines, Thailand, Timor Leste, Mali, Malawi, Morocco, and Madagascar. Most recently at USAID, she has worked in Cambodia, Kenya, Tanzania, Burkina Faso, and Colombia, and has also supported global and regional food security, water and climate change initiatives.
Ms. Bouvier has over 15 years of experience in developing geospatial analysis and technology solutions for international development programs. 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 technical support and training for numerous USAID-funded climate change, biodiversity and natural resources 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