Fatou Ndoye is the newly appointed Deputy Regional Director of the United Nations Environment Programme Regional Office for North America. Ms Ndoye joined UNEP in 2005 and has worked for UNEP’s Major Groups and Stakeholders Branch. Ms. Ndoye holds 18 years of experience in environment and sustainable development focusing on policy analysis; stakeholder participation in policy and decision making; project development and execution; networking and partnerships; and environmental assessments integration. Additionally, she has also worked on issues ranging from the linkages between labour and the environment, environmental governance, public participation and access to information. Prior to joining UNEP, she led the international NGO Network for Environment and Sustainable development in Africa (NESDA), a collaborating center for the Global Environment Outlook report series and its Africa Environment Outlook series, headquartered in Cote d’Ivoire.
Ms. Ndoye is a Senegalese national with an academic background specializing in applied languages from the University of Tours (France) and in environmental management from the School of African and Oriental Studies of the University of London (UK). She has been a LEAD Fellow since 2002.