Ibrahima Thiaw

Ibrahima Thiaw

Executive Secretary of the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD)

Mr. Thiaw joined the United Nations in 2007 as the Director of the Division of Environmental Policy Implementation within the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP). Prior to that, he worked for the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) as Regional Director for West Africa and later on as acting General Director. Mr. Thiaw boasts nearly 40 years of experience in the areas of sustainable development, environmental governance and natural resource management.