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Amath Pathe Sene

Amath Pathe Sene is the Lead Environment and Climate for West and Central Africa at IFAD. In this role, he oversees the regional work on mainstreaming and managing climate, environment and social risks to create opportunities throughout the IFAD portfolio while supporting the integration of sustainability into the institution governance policies, processes and procedures.

Prior to joining IFAD, Sene worked with the World Centre for Sustainable Development (RIO+Centre) of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, where he led as Policy Specialist on UNDP's global policy agenda on Poverty, Environment and Climate. Prior to that, he was Regional Programme Advisor for the joint UNDP-UNEP Poverty and Environment Global Initiative based in UNEP Africa Office in Nairobi, where he provided technical advisory support to ten African countries on mainstreaming environment and climate objectives into national, sectoral and local development plans, budget and investment frameworks for poverty reduction and sustainable development.

Prior to joining the UN system, he served in Afghanistan as Sub Office Manager and Food Security Program Manager with the Groupe Urgence Rehabilitation Developpement, Helvetas and Solidarités International on Linking Relief Rehabilitation and Development - EU funded projects.

Sene holds an MSc and post-graduate degree in Rural Development, Sustainable Development and Natural Resources Management from Institut Agronomique Mediterraneen de Montpellier, France. He is an Agronomist Engineer from Ecole Nationale d'Agriculture de Meknes, Morocco.