Amath Pathé Sene
Managing Director, Africa Food Systems Forum, previously AGRF
Pathé is an agricultural engineer by training and Climate and Environmental Finance Expert. He has more than 16 years’ experience working across four regions in the World (Africa, South America, Central Asia and Europe). He joined the United Nations with UNDP Country Office as JPO and later acting Team leader in Mauritania in 2007. He later was Regional Program Advisor with the UNDP/UNEP Poverty and Environment Initiative based in Nairobi (2009-2014), providing technical assistance to 10 African Countries on mainstreaming environment and poverty objectives into national development and investment frameworks. In 2015, he joined the UNDP Global Policy Centre on Sustainable Development in Rio de Janeiro (Brazil) as Policy Specialist supporting countries on the Implementation of the SDGs, the 2030 Agenda and the Paris Climate Agreement. Since 2017, Pathé is IFAD Lead Environment and Climate for the 24 West and Central African Counrtries initially based in Rome and now in Abidjan (Cote d’Ivoire). He conceptualized the IFAD’s Inclusive Green finance Initiative to support the implementation of the Great Green Wall in Africa. He was IFAD’s Hub Director, Country Director for Cote d’Ivoire, Niger a.i and acting for Liberia. Pathé’s other previous positions include food security program and sub office manager in Afghanistan (2006-2007). He holds an MSc and post-graduate degree in Rural Development, Sustainable Development and Natural Resources Management from Institut Agronomique Mediterraneen de Montpellier, France; a MSc on Agricultural Engineering from Ecole Nationale d’Agriculture de Meknes (Morocco). Pathé speaks French, English, Portuguese, Wolof and Serer.