Mariama Camara

Program Specialist START

Mariama Camara is a Program Specialist leading the project Promoting Gain in Renewable Energy (ProGREEN) aiming to advance knowledge and capacities on energy transformations in West Africa in order to increase development impacts of renewable energy access for the security and the wellbeing of rural communities. She previously worked for the Directorate of Green Financings and Partnerships in the Senegalese Ministry of Environment and Sustainable Development. Prior to that, she worked as post-doctoral researcher at the Institut des Sciences de l’Environnement, Université Cheikh Anta Diop of Dakar (UCAD), Senegal, where she focuses interest on environment, natural ecosystems and biodiversity conservation. She was also an activity leader in the project One Health Central and Eastern Africa (OHCEA) Senegal for which she supervised the training of students and the capacity building of local communities in surveillance, diagnosis, and biosafety and biosecurity. She holds a PhD in Climate Change and Biodiversity from WASCAL Graduate Research Program of Université Félix Houphouët-Boigny Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire, a DEA in Agronomy and Crop Protection from the National School of Agriculture and a Matrise in Natural Sciences from Université Cheikh Anta Diop of Dakar.