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Hamdou Raby W.

Food Security, Environment, Climate Change, Disaster Risk Reduction & Sustainability Specialist

Master's DegreeUniversité Pierre Mendès-France, Grenoble. Institut de Recherche Economique et de Planification (IREP-Développement)



Highly seasoned expert on Food Security, DRR/DM, Climate Change and Environment. Served at UNECA for 10 years. Responsible for UNECA’s reports on the state of food security in Africa, Fishery and DRR/DM in Eastern Africa. Submitted reports on Biofuels policy development, Agricultural transformation, and the global food prices surge. Support to African Union Commission on Agricultural development and promotion of regionally integrated value chains. Member of the UNECA team of an interregional capacity building project on Trade and Environment Linkages. Member of the team for the Climate and Development in Africa program, and its African Climate Policy Centre (ACPC). Rolled out a regional capacity building program on DRR/DM in collaboration with UN-ECLAC, UNISDR, WFP and the World Bank. Member of the UN core team for Rwanda’s Post-2015 Development agenda. Member of steering committees of the African Development Forum (ADF). Leadership on Fishery for the ADF VIII. Worked for 20 years as a consultant or a regular staff at national and sub-regional levels for ILO, UNICEF, the World Bank, UNFPA, IUCN, the Center for Applied Research on Population and Development (CERPOD)/Sahel Institute. Head of Population, Development/Environment program of CERPOD. Lectured on Population and Development at UNECA’s training Institute on Economic Development and Planning, Dakar and on Environmental Management and Sustainable Development at Université Senghor, Alexandria, Egypt. Advanced degrees in Development Economics and Development Analysis and Planning from University of Grenoble, France. Post-graduate and Training of trainers diplomas in Environmental Economics, Climate Change, Disaster Management, and Integrated Ecosystem Management from The UN Staff System College, the World Bank Institute, Harvard and Brown University. Certified Climate Leader by Former US VP Al Gore/The Climate Reality Project.Trained on strategic planning and management through different UN core programs. Focus areas: policy research, advocacy, monitoring and evaluation, capacity development and training.


  • development
  • climate change
  • scientific research
  • africa
  • economic policy
  • world bank group
  • mali
  • france
  • burkina faso
  • rwanda
  • senegal
  • Sectors
  • Funders
  • Countries
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