Youba Sokona

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Dr Youba SOKONA "is the Executive Secretary of the Sahara and Sahel Observatory (OSS). Before joining OSS he was Co-ordinator of Energy Programme and Executive Secretary for international relations of the organisation Environnement et Développement du Tiers Monde (ENDA-TM) based in Dakar in Sénégal. And before joining ENDA in 1982 he was professor at Ecole Nationale d’Ingénieur de Bamako in Mali. He has a wide experience on energy, environment and development issues in Africa. Dr Sokona participated at many international negotiations and follow-ups of the Rio process and related Conventions including Climate Change, Desertification, and Biodiversity. He is often solicited by various governments in Africa and organizations such as the World Bank, UNDP, UNEP, UNCCD, UNFCCC, etc, to serve as a Steering Committee Member of their programs, to conduct program evaluation missions, to chair sessions in high level conferences, and to contribute scientific papers in the area of energy, environment and poverty. Throughout his career, he also had the privilege to serve in various advisory capacities to many African governments and organizations. He has published many articles on energy, environment and development issues of interest of Africa. Youba Sokona is also a board member of Foundation for International Environmental Law and Development." [1]

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  1. Trustees, International Institute for Environment and Development, accessed April 30, 2008.
  2. Directors, Stockholm Environment Institute, accessed November 16, 2009.
  3. Adaptation Board, Global Network for Climate Solutions, accessed November 28, 2011.