Amadou Thierno Gaye

Amadou Thierno Gaye

Professor of Climate science and Data analysis at the University Cheikh-Anta-Diop of Dakar (UCAD) of Dakar


Prof Amadou Gaye is currently Distinguished Professor and climate scientist at University Cheikh Anta Diop in Dakar, Senegal, senior team leader of several research scientists and PhD students. He is an elected member of Senegalese Academy of Sciences and Technics (ANSTS).

For around thirty years he is engaged in research and teaching on African climate variability, climate change and impacts and also dialogue with stakeholders including policy makers. Prof Gaye has trained and mentored generations of climate scientists in Africa and developed a very strong climate research center. He was PI on several collaborative and international research projects at African and international levels including European projects.

He occupied high level positions in academic institutions (ie Director/Dean of Ecole Superieure Polytechnique, the biggest and prestigious engineering school in Senegal) and also experienced policy making as Director general of Research and innovation (Chief Scientist) at Senegal Ministry of Higher education, research and innovation. On that position he was representative of Senegal on the AU-EU partnership on research and innovation.

He has contributed as Lead Author in IPCC assessments. He is involved on several scientific, advisory and steering committees i.e. an African initiative called Climate Research for Development (CR4D) as co-chair, member of the Joint Steering Committee of the World Climate Research Program, member of the SSG WCRP/My climate.