Daouda Ndiaye

OIC of Climate Change and Environment,
Islamic Development Bank

Daouda is a Senegalese national, with 8-year experience in biological and environmental research and 15 years of experience in development and climate finance, supporting developing countries in the development and implementation of climate and environmental policies and projects.


He has developed with time a solid 360°experience inthe design, implementation, supervision and technical review of environmental and climate change adaptation projects in Africa and other regions. He is currently the Officer in Charge for the Climate Change Practice at IsDB. Daouda is a member of the Executive Committee of the Adaptation Benefits Mechanism, chairing the Methodology Panel of the Mechanism, and is also co-chairing the joint MDB Working Group on Adaptation and Resilience. Daouda was previously Senior Climate Change Specialist at the Adaptation Fund Board Secretariat, where he was coordinating the Fund’s ResultsBased Management Framework, including monitoring of the Fund’s portfolio of projects and programmes.


He has also worked as a Regional Technical Advisor at UNDP’s Regional Centre for Western and Central Africa, supporting UNDP country offices in the design and implementation of biodiversity and land degradation projects. Prior to this, Daouda has also worked as a research scientist for research and academic institutions including the University of Louisville, KY, USA, the French Institute for Research and Development (IRD) and Ecole Normale Superieure, and the Centre de Suivi Ecologique of Senegal. Daouda holds a PhD in Ecology and a Master's degree in Business administration.