Hamdou R. Wane is a retired senior economist from the Untied Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA). Hamdou is the founder and managing director of Albida International LLC, which is based in Dakar. 

Highly seasoned expert on Food Security, DRR/DM, Climate Change and Environment. Served at UNECA for 10 years. Leader for the reports on food security in Africa, Fishery and DRR/DM in Eastern Africa, Agricultural transformation, and the global food prices surge. Spearheaded work on Biofuels policy development. Support to African Union Commission on Agricultural development and regionally integrated value chains. Leader for the Francophone component of an interregional capacity-building project on Trade and Environment Linkages with UNCTAD and UNEP. 

Member of the team for the Climate and Development in Africa program, and its African Climate Policy Centre (ACPC). Rolled out a regional capacity-building program on DRR/DM; Implementing partners: UN-ECLAC, UNISDR, WFP, the World Bank. Member of the UN core team for Rwanda’s Post-2015 Development agenda; of steering committees of the African Development Forum (ADF) from 2006 onwards. Leadership on Fishery for the ADF VIII. 

For 20 years, consultant or senior staff for governments, ILO, UNICEF, UNESCO, the World Bank, UNFPA, IUCN, the Sahel Institute. Lectured on Population and Development at UNECA’s training Institute on Economic Development and Planning, Dakar and on Environmental Management and Sustainable Development at Université Senghor, Alexandria, Egypt. 

Hamdou holds advanced degrees in Development Economics and Development Analysis and Planning; Post-graduate and Training of trainers diplomas in Environmental Economics, Climate Change, Disaster Management, and Environmental Management . Trained on leadership and management through different UN core programs.

Focus areas: policy research, advocacy, monitoring and evaluation, capacity-building and training, rural development.