WASCAL’S FATOU GUEYE BECOMES FIRST FEMALE PROFESSOR OF ECONOMICS AT THE UNIVERSITY OF CHEIKH ANTA DIOP (UCAD), SENEGAL

Director of the WASCAL’s Doctoral Research Programme (DRP) in Climate Change Economics, at the Cheikh Anta Diop University Senegal, Fatou Gueye, has become the first female professor in Economics at the University since its establishment in 1957.

This was announced by the Committee of the ‘Conseil Africain et Malgache de l’Enseignement Supérieur (CAMES)’,  the solely mandated  Inter-governmental Entity in charge of assessing applications from national University teaching and research personnel for an academic promotion, in all the  18 Francophone African countries.

Fatou Gueye recently ascended to the position of the Director of the WASCAL Doctoral Research Programme in Senegal, after serving as the Assistant Coordinator from 2011. She obtained her PhD in Economics in 2012 as part of the Inter-university Postgraduate Programme (NPTCI) at UCAD. She was then recruited at the Department of Economics of the Faculty of Economics (FASEG) in 2008 where she has been actively involved in research work on the informal sector in West and Central Africa, undertaken by CREA/Cheikh Anta Diop University for more than 12 years till now. She has also conducted research on various topics about sustainable development.

As a West African international Climate Change (CC) organization committed to providing Climate Change solutions through research and capacity building, WASCAL is proud to have Professor Fatou Gueye as one of its numerous high-class Professor. Congratulations Professor.

WASCAL is confident that you will continue to lead the WASCAL-DRP in Senegal to focus on applying economic rationality to analyze adaptation and mitigation strategies related to Climate Change, to ensure an interdisciplinary and comprehensive approach to climate related analysis and policy.

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