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(+223) 6202-5547
Address: 
Rue 38 Porte 100 Faso Kanu - BP 1961 Bamako, Mali
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Fellow
Sokona
Youba
Current position: 
Vice-Chair
Current nationality: 
Mali
Current residence: 
Mali
Affiliation/Institution: 
Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change
Biodata: 
Sokona (PhD, 1981, Ecole nationale supérieure des mines de Paris, Université Pierre et Marie Curie - Paris VI, France), with over 40 years of experience addressing energy, environment and sustainable development in Africa, has been at the heart of numerous national and continental initiatives. He is currently a Vice-Chair of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) after serving as Co-Chair of IPCC Working Group III, following being a Lead Author since 1990. He has a proven track record of organizational leadership and management, for example as Inaugural Coordinator of the African Climate Policy Centre and as Executive Secretary of the Sahara and the Sahel Observatory. He is affiliated with numerous boards and organizations, including, as Honorary Professor at the University College London, member of the African Academy of Sciences, and of the Science Advisory Committee of the International Institute for Applied System Analysis. In short, Sokona is a global figure, with deep technical knowledge, extensive policy experience and an unreserved personal commitment to African led development.
Sustainable Development Goals: 
1 - No poverty
2 - Zero hunger
4 - Quality education
5 - Gender equality
6 - Clean water and sanitation
7 - Affordable and clean energy
8 - Decent work and economic growth
9 - Industry, innovation and infrastructure
10 - Reduced inequality
11 - Sustainable cities and communities
13 - Climate action
17 - Partnerships for the goals
Keywords: 
Africa, Sustainable development, Energy policy, Climate change, Global environmental changes, Capacity building, Land degradation, Water management
Elected
2022
Place of Birth: 
Segou
Country of birth: 
Mali
Section:
07-Astronomy, Space and Earth Sciences
Last updated on 06/07/2022