Special Coordinator for development in the Sahel
Abdoulaye Mar Dieye of Senegal is the appointed Special Coordinator for development in the Sahel. Mr Dieye is a macroeconomist and development expert with strong leadership experience in managing complex development portfolios over the last 35 years.
Mr. Dieye is currently Special Adviser to the Administrator of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP). He has held several positions in UNDP, including as Assistant Administrator and Director for the Bureau for Policy and Programme Support (2018-2019), Assistant Administrator and Director of the Regional Bureau for Africa (2013-2018), Chief of Staff of the Administrator, and Director of the Executive Office (2009-2013), and as Deputy Assistant Administrator and Deputy Regional Director of the Regional Bureau for Arab States (2006-2009). Prior to that, he served as Deputy Special Representative for the United Nations Operations in Cote d’Ivoire and Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator/UNDP Resident Representative in Abidjan. Prior to joining the United Nations, Mr. Dieye held several senior positions within the Government of Senegal.
Mr. Dieye is Ingénieur Statisticien Economiste from the Institut National de la Statistique et des Etudes Economiques, Paris. He studied Advanced and Specialized Mathematics, at Lycée National du Parc, Lyon and holds a Masters in Development Studies from the Institute of Social Studies (ISS), Den Haag.