Institute for African Development Seminar: Africa in 2040: transformative change for people, food and nature
Mariteuw Chimère Diaw is an associate and Deputy Director General of the Consortium D’Entreprises in Senegal, and a member of the Multistakeholder Expert Panel of IPBES, the Intergovernmental Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosytem Services. He was until recently the Director General of the African Model Forest Network (AMFN) and a member of the Board of EcoAgricultural Partners and of the International Networking Committee of the International Model Forest Network (IMFN). He holds a PhD in Economic anthropology from Laval University, an MA in Rural Sociology from Michigan State University and a Master in Philosophy and Sociology from the University of Dakar. He has worked 40 years as a researcher and international scientist with the CGIAR and other organisations and has led or contributed to several international programs on Adaptive Collaborative Management, Governance, Verification, Environmental Services and Rural Livelihoods, Alternative to Slash and Burn, Environmental Decentralizations and Criteria and Indicators of sustainable forest management. He was the convener in Cameroon of the Forest Governance Learning Group (FGLG), a network active in 11 countries. His research interests and publications include African history, migrations, and modeling of the share system in fisheries; tenure regimes and property rights, climate change mitigation and adaptation, biodiversity governance and multistakeholder landscapes, Model Forests, participatory action research and interactive social methodologies. Chimère has lived and worked in the Congo Basin, West Africa, Southeast Asia, and North America.