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Dr Moustapha Kamal Gueye is Director, Priority Action Programme
Just transitions towards environmentally sustainable economies and societies at the International Labour Organization (ILO). He was ILO Global Coordinator, Green Jobs Programme, from 2016 to 2023. Previously, he served as Head Green Economy Advisory Services at the United Nations Environment Programme and as a Senior Programme Manager at the International Centre for Trade and Sustainable Development in Geneva. Earlier, he spent twelve years across Asia working at the Institute for Global Environmental Strategies in Japan. Kamal started his career
working for the UN Food and Agriculture Organization as a consultant on fisheries in West Africa. He serves in several boards and steering committees including the UNFCCC Katowice Committee of Experts; OECD Steering Committee on lowcarbon transition in resource-rich developing countries, the UNEP GEO for Business, the Green Economy Coalition. He holds a Ph.D. from Nagoya University, Japan; DEA and LL.M from Dakar University; and Executive Certificates from the World Bank Institute; Columbia University; Foundation for Advanced Studies on International Development, Japan; and Integrated Research and Action forDevelopment, India. He speaks Wolof, French, English, and Japanese.