Currently Mamadou Diakhite is a Senior Manager of the Sustainable Land and Water Management (SLWM) Programme at the New Partnership for African Development Agency (NEPAD), based in Johannesburg, South Africa. He leads, among other activities, the African Forest and Landscape Initiative (AFR100 – www.afr100.org).
Prior to joining the NEPAD, he worked at the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) contributing to implementation of UNEP Green Economy Initiative working mostly on trade opportunities in a green economy that took also into account the Rio + 20 outcomes, with a focus on Africa and Latin America.
Mamadou Diakhite started his international career at the UNFCCC Secretariat mostly providing support to least developed country (LDC) Parties and the LDC Expert Group (LEG) for the preparation and implementation of their national adaptation programmes of action (NAPA) as well as on Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) issues before joining the United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR) as the climate change programme manager. Mamadou Diakhite holds two masters: a first one on international development and another one on natural resource management and sustainable development