Gildas is a lecturer and researcher at Université d'Abomey-Calavi, more precisely in the Department of Geography and Spatial planning in Benin. He teaches courses related to GIS, mapping and spatial analysis mostly using free GIS software. He previously worked at African Regional Institute for Geospatial Science and Technology (AFRIGIST) for two years. During his time there, he helped introduce free GIS software in the students' curricula. He took part to different scientific events focused on GIS and was speaker at first edition of BeOpenGIS in 2014.