Birguy Lamizana

Birguy Lamizana

Sr Programme Management Officer, United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification


Dr Birguy Lamizana Diallo is a broad-based development professional with over 30 years working in the environmental services institutions. Skilled in Sustainable Development, Environmental Issues, Water Quality, Biodiversity, and Environmental Impact Assessment, she is a strong community and social services professional.  Birguy hold an Engineer degree in Water Resources Management and PhD in Freshwater Ecology. Currently, Birguy leads the Sahel Initiatives, the Great Green Wall Accelerator for the Sahara and the Sahel (GGW) as well as the MENA region at the Global Mechanism of the UNCCD based in Bonn. Prior to joining UNCCD, she was managing the Wastewater portfolio in UNEP.  Birguy has also worked with IUCN, coordinating the West Africa Regional wetlands and water resources programme; with Global Water Partnership as the regional coordinator for Africa Water Development and with the African Development Bank (AfDB) as Technical Advisor for the Water Partnership Programme Trust fund.  Dr Lamizana Diallo was for 8 years a steering committee member of the CEM/IUCN in charge of Wetlands, drylands and urban ecosystems and a fellow Melvin Jones Companion, at Lions Club International.

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Adaptation, Agriculture, Carbon Markets, Circular economy, Cooperation & partnerships, Energy, Finance, Food and nutrition, Gender, Innovation, Loss and damage, Nature / biodiversity, Oceans / water, Peace / Climate Security, Private Sector, Urbanization, Youth

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