United Nation Secretary-General Antonio Guterres, on Friday, appointed Abdoulaye Dieye of Senegal as the Special Coordinator for development of Sahel.
Guterres press office said that Dieye is a macroeconomist and development expert with strong leadership experience in managing complex development portfolios over the last 35 years.
The special coordinator will lead collective efforts, including financing, to implement the UN integrated strategy for the Sahel and its support plan for a scaled-up UN development responsibility for the Sahel, a region plagued by terrorism, armed insurgency and a climate crisis.
Dieye is currently the special adviser to the administrator of the UN Development Programme
He has held several positions in the UNDP, including as assistant administrator since 2006.