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Youba SOKONA, Vice-chair of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change

Prof Sokona, with over 40 years of experience addressing energy, environment and sustainable development in Africa, has spearheaded numerous national and continental initiatives. He is currently a vice-chair of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change after serving as co-chair of the panel’s Working Group III and a Lead Author since 1990. He served as the Inaugural Coordinator of the African Climate Policy Centre and as Executive Secretary of the Sahara and the Sahel Observatory. He is affiliated with numerous boards and organizations, including as an Honorary Professor at the University College London, a Member of The World Academy of Sciences and the African Academy of Sciences, and a member of the Science Advisory Committee of the International Institute for Applied System Analysis. Prof Sokona has deep technical knowledge, extensive policy experience, and an unreserved personal commitment to African-led development.

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