Experts' profiles - Moustapha Kamal Gueye
Moustapha Kamal Gueye
Moustapha Kamal Gueye is the Economic Affairs Officer at UNEP Division of Technology, Industry and Economy Economics and Trade Branch in Geneva. He works on the Green Economy Initiative.

The UNEP-led Green Economy Initiative assists governments in shaping and focusing policies, investments and spending towards a range of green sectors, such as clean technologies, industry, renewable energies, water services, transport, waste management, green buildings, and sustainable agriculture and forests, as a means of promoting sustainable economic growth, decent job creation, and poverty reduction, while at the same time reducing greenhouse gas emissions, extracting and using less natural resources and creating less waste.

From 2006 to early 2009 Kamal served as Senior Programme Manager Environment Cluster at the International Centre for Trade and Sustainable Development (ICTSD) in Geneva. Previously, he worked and researched for over ten years across Asia, managing policy research projects on energy and environment in China and India at the Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES) in Japan. From 1994-1995, he consulted for the FAO on fisheries law and policy in Africa.

Kamal advised Toyota Motor Corporation World Convention 2003 on environmental and social initiatives for sustainable development in Africa. He is a visiting lecturer at the University of Tokyo. His academic background includes a Ph.D. in Foreign Investment and Regional Economic Integration in Southeast Asia from Nagoya University, Japan; a post-graduate degree and LL.M. in International Economic Law from Dakar University, Senegal, and several executive certificates including from the World Bank Institute in Washington; the Foundation for Advanced Studies on International Development (FASID) in Japan; and the Integrated Research and Action for Development (IRADe) in India. He was a lead author of UNEP Global Environment Outlook (GEO-4). Kamal speaks English, French, Japanese and Wolof.
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