Lassina ZERBO

Since November 2004 he served as a Director of the International Data Centre (IDC) at the CTBTO. In such capacity he was the focal point on CTBT issues related to the nuclear tests conducted by the Democratic People's Republic of Korea in 2006, 2009 and 2013 as well as the triple disaster in Japan in March 2011 (the earthquake, tsunami and Fukushima nuclear power plant accident). He has chaired and participated in many international seminars, conferences and panels on a range of issues including nuclear disarmament and non-proliferation, international security and arms control, and science and technology. As its Project Executive, Zerbo led the CTBT: Science and Technology 2011 Conference and the successful deployment of the CTBT virtual Data Exploitation Centre (vDEC), which provides an innovative framework for interacting with the wider scientific community. He was also Project Executive for the Science and Technology 2013 Conference and Chairman of the scientific committee.