Paul N Diaye - Senegalese, born in 1949. He is a geographer, teaching at the Cheikh Anta Diop University (UCAD) in Dakar since 1981 where he is head of the laboratory and head of the Department of Geography. He studied to become a geographer at Cheikh Anta Diop University where he achieved his Bachelor of Geography in 1974, Masters in 1976, and Postgraduate Diploma in Geography in 1981. He obtained his Diploma of Advanced Studies in Tropical Botany in Montpellier (USTL) in 1977. In parallel to his academic work at UCAD, from 1980 to 1989, he was a teacher/consultant at the CPU-FAPIS with a postgraduate course for training in Integrated Pastoral Management in the Sahel. In 1986, he worked on the green belt project in Nouakchott (Mauritania) producing maps and developing proposals. From 1988 to 1989, he worked as a consultant/editor for the Ministry of Planning and Cooperation (Senegal) on the prospective study "Senegal 2015". From 1991 to 1992, he worked for the Ministry of Woman, Child and Family on "Woman and Environment in Senegal, 1960-1990". He also realized the Senegal NGOs' Report to the United Nations Conference on Environment and Development "(UNCED) for the Earth Summit in June 1992. From 1994-2001 he was Coordinator of the Research Program (Program "Senegal Oriental"), UCAD -ORSTOM - ISRA -DPNS - SODEFITEX SNGE. Since 2005, he has also been a team consultant for various environmental impact studies for the Tropical Environmental Consultants group. In the field of conservation, he has been engaged as a consultant for numerous studies on the Niokolo Koba Park, but also on the Popemguine Nature Reserve. He has a lot of experience in the field of evaluation: Mid-term evaluation of the "Parks Projects and the Upper Gambia Project" in Guinea for the European Development Fund (EDF) in 1996; External evaluation of the Program "Environmental Conservation and Sustainable Use of Natural Resources in the Coastal Zone of Guinea Bissau", 1997; Mid-Term Review of the Regional Program for Coastal and Marine Conservation in West Africa (PRCM) in 2006. Paul N Diaye is a member of the Group of Reflection and Scientific Support of Protected Areas of Senegal (GRAST), leader of the national park of Niokolo Koba.
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