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Mounkaila Goumandakoye

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Mounkaila Goumandakoye is the Regional Director for UNEP in Africa.

Mounkaila joined UNEP from UNDP Drylands Development Centre where he started first as Policy Advisor and since 2007as Acting Director. Previously, he was Regional Coordinator for West and Central Africa of the United Nations Soudano Sahelian Office (UNSO).

 

Prior to joining the United Nations, Mounkaila, a national of Niger, has worked at the national and regional levels on the nexus between environment and sustainable development. He was Director of Environment of Niger after holding the position of Head of the Ecology and Environment Division of CILSS, a Sub Regional Organization devoted to drought mitigation in the nine Sahelian countries of West and Central Africa.

As a diplomat with the aim of serving global citizens, Mounkaila has also served as a senior member and advisor of many international and regional committees that deal with cross-cutting environment and development issues and has authored a series of comprehensive environmental publications. As part of his personal impact and achievements in society, he is a recipient of international awards and a Merit Order in Niger.

Mounkaila holds a Msc in Watershed Management and a degree of Engineer in Applied Sciences -  Forestry, Fisheries and Wildlife. With his educational background in the environment sciences.

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The 2014 Africa Progress Panel report presents the two faces of Africa: robust economic growth and continuing poverty. But the report suggests Africa could change this duality by asking: how can resources make a positive impact on development? 

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