Youba Sokona

Youba Sokona
  • Coordinator, African Climate Policy Center
    United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA)

Broad experience in Africa in policy development. Focuses on the energy, environment and sustainable development nexus. Formerly: Professor, Ecole Nationale d'Ingenieur, Bamako, Mali; with Environnement et Développement du Tiers Monde, Dakar, Senegal. 2004-10, Executive Secretary, Sahara and Sahel Observatory (OSS). Currently, Coordinator, African Climate Policy Centre (ACPC), United Nations Economic Commission for Africa; the ACPC is a joint initiative of the African Union Commission, the African Development Bank and the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa. Concurrently, Co-Chair, IPCC Working Group III. Has served in various advisory capacities to African governments. Author of several books and articles on the issues of energy, environment and development with a focus on Africa.