Since 2010, Arona Diedhiou serves as research director for the Institute of Research for Development at Joseph Fourier University of Grenoble, France (IRD). He currently works on hydroclimatic variability and on the environmental factors associated with extreme events throughout Africa (floods, drought, wet and dry spells, heat waves).
Previously, he worked for IRD as a as a research scientist. From 2007 to 2012, he also served as head of the RIPIECSA program, funding research projects on climate-environment-society interactions in West and Central Africa. Arona Diedhiou's background is in atmospheric physics, climatology, and mathematics. He possesses a PhD in meteorology from the University of Paris XII.