Bruno KESTEMONT

EXPERIENCE

Statistics Belgium, May 2006-
Director Territory Statistics (agriculture, transport, environment, development)

Statistics Belgium, Aug 1997- Apr 2006
Statistician (environment, information society)

Centre for Economic and Social Studies on the Environment, ULB Jun 1995-Jul 1997 (80%)
Feasibility study for an on-line metadatabase (data sources) on sustainable development and conception of the Sustainable Mobility Information System. And Webmaster.

Da Vinci geomanagement sa, Dec 1996 - Dec 1997 (20%)
Prototype WWW visualisation tools for SACEA (Software Agents for Cooperative Environment Administration).

ECOLAS n.v. (Antwerpen) Jun 1995-Jul 1996 (20%)
Prototype metadatabase on Climate Change.

European Environment Agency, Copenhagen Mar 1995
Participation to the conception of the information network EIONET.

International Forum of Biophilosophy, LeuvenOct.94-Jan 1995
Information system on bioethics.

European Environment Agency, Copenhagen Jul-Sep 1994
Inventory of the Main Component Elements of the European Environmental Information and Observation Network (EIONET).

European Commission, DGXI, EEA-TF, Bruxelles 1992-1994
Catalogue of Data Sources for the Environment.
Multilingual Environmental Thesaurus.
Dissemination of CORINE data (GIS).
Launching of the European Environment Agency.

Consultant for EC DGVIII and COTA Dec.1991
Evaluation of a fishering project in Guine-Bissau.

Centre for Economic policy, ULB 1988-1992
Researcher on macroeconomical identification of regional development disparities in Belgium.

Unit of Ecology, Centre for Economic policy, ULB 1988-1992
-Researcher on economic aspects of environment: emission trading, energetic policy and atmospheric pollution.

OXFAM-Belgium/AGCD 1984-87
Setting up of a governmental rural credit system in Guine-Bissau, project leader (Integrated Project of Caboxanque)

ULB Summer 1984
Technico-economic study: Stratégie de développement agro-alimentaire de l'Est du Brabant wallon.

TEACHING:

2010- : The Environment seen from the South (4h) ULG

2006-2009 : Sustainable development indicators (2h in a course of Prof E. Zaccai)

 

2007- “Databases and Indicators for sustainable development” (20h), Université Senghor d’AlexandrieEgypt.

1994-1999 "Human geography, development and environment" at Formation Tiers Monde, Format21, La Louvière (12h).

1990-1991 "Séminar of Agroeconomy" at ULB (3è Grade Agr.Eng.: 15h).

1988-1991 Anthropology of development (12h) for Volens, Belgium.

COMPUTER SKILLS:

Systems: PC-Windows, Macintosh, DOS, UNIX, CDC.

Software: Excel, WordPerfect, Word, BusinessObjects, Statview, SPSS, Mapmaker, Mapinfo, Paradox, Access, Superbase, FoxPro, MacPaint, AFE, Shazam, Dbase, NC, Lotus123, vi, Arc-Info, Lindo, CorelDraw etc.

Languages: Fortran, Basic, Macro-Excel, AML (Arc-Info), Superbase, Macro WordPerfect, HTML, JavaScript.

EDUCATION:

1978-1983: Ingénieur agronome (agronomical engineer), Université Libre de Bruxelles (ULB). Grande Distinction.

Thesis on applied tropical human ecology: "Sarowar, West-Indian village, contribution to the study of an agro-sylvo-pastoral ecosystem". 17/20.

1988-1990: Ms. African Civilisations, ULB

2001-2003: Ms. Environmental Management, ULB

2003-2010: PhD Sustainable development indicators

STAYS AND OTHER EDUCATION:

1997 SERIEE, TES-Luxemburg

1992 Geographic Information Systems: ARC-INFO and PC-Network (Katolische Universiteit Leuven).

1983-1985: Development: Lisbon, Leuven, Mozet and Namur, at CIDAC, AGCD, ITECO.

1982-1983: India, Gujarat (6 months), thesis.

1981: Green Cape (1 month): afforestation, irrigation, horticulture, soil protection.

LANGUAGE KNOWLEDGE:

French, English, Portuguese, Dutch, Spanish.

(+ portuguese Kriol, and basic Dangi, Italian, Balante, ...).

Visited countries professionally: Guine-Bissau (33 months); India (6 months), Green Cape (1 month); Senegal; Portugal (1 month), Italy, France, Denmark, USA, Austria, Germany, Mali, Luxembourg, Sweden. Tourism in ex-Tcheckoslovakia, Bulgary, The Netherlands, Mauritania, United Kingdom, Greece.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

Represented Belgium in several Eurostat statistical Committees (Permanent Committee Agricultural Statistics Programme, Directors environmental statistics and accounts), working groups or Task Forces (environment, environmental expenditures, accounts, land use, waste), and in the Council of the European Union (statistical regulations)

Represented the European Commission in international expert groups (International Directory Network, Metainformation,...).

Organised international experts meetings (Multilingual Environmental Thesaurus, Catalogue of data sources for the environment).

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