Bio-engineer, Damien is currently a research assistant at ULB (Belgium) while completing his PhD entitled ”Implementing the data revolution in Senegal towards the Sustainable Development Goals” at UCL (Belgium). He has strong skills in remote sensing, geographic information system (GIS) and data science. His areas of research are food security, poverty, agricultural economics and academic publishing. He won the Agriculture award of the Data For Development (D4D) challenge organized by Orange, MIT and UN. He was an active member of Focus Research and Eurodoc as well as one of the founders of PhD Hub, the Belgian network for early career researchers. In addition, he is an active promoter of Open Science and Open Access. Finally, he is one of the founders of STEMGARDEN (www.stemgarden.co), an online platform that promotes urban garden solutions.