Interview with our Ph.D. student Boubakar Thiombiano, Permanent Secretariat for the Promotion of Microfinance and Officer in the Department of Studies, Statistics, Monitoring and Evaluation, Ministry of Economy, Finance and Development of Burkina Faso.
Boubakar is a keen and hard-working student that has not missed a single webinar. He also participated in the international doctoral conference organized by LIGS University, in which he presented a proposal on the topic, "Financing of agriculture in Burkina Faso: risks and mitigation measures". We are proud of Boubakar and we wish him the best!
Aloha, could you please introduce yourself to our readers? Your area of expertise, background, experience, hobby, etc.?
My name is Thiombiano Boubakar from Burkina Faso. I work at the Ministry of Economy, Finance and Development of Burkina Faso since 2006. My primary qualifications are public finances, planning systems (Strategic Planning, Operational Planning, Budget Management), financial and management techniques, cost analysis (Activity Based Accounting), review and selection of projects, operational research, economic analysis and modeling, and coordination and management of development projects.
Where did you hear about LIGS University and what inspired you to join LIGS University?
I heard about LIGS University for the first time on the internet.
What do you think are the benefits of an online/executive form of education?
It is very helpful to people that want to improve their education level.
Can you share the value of studying at LIGS University to you?
The studies at LIGS University have helped me learn more about finance and management.
What do education and personal development mean to you?
For me, education and personal development mean the background acquisition of knowledge to be effective in all situations.
In your opinion, what trends in education do you see in the next 5-10 years from now and why?
Everybody needs to learn more to be useful in their society. The trends in education give the necessary tools to do that. You are able to stay at your job and study everywhere and anywhere.
Based on your experience with LIGS, would you recommend cooperation with LIGS as a student and why?
I recommend cooperation with LIGS University because it brings satisfaction to the student. The university works hard to become a leader in the domain of online education.
What do you consider to be your greatest achievement/s in your career and life?
As my most significant achievements, I consider any moment when I use my knowledge to change the living conditions of the majority of the poor population.
Do you have any experience with failure/s and how did you learn from it?
I have experience with failure, and I learned that it's essential to never give up.
What are your life and work goal/s?
To be successful in any good initiative.
What is your motto?
Work hard and never give up, even if you are bound to fail.
Thank you very much for the interview