Lamine Samake

Mr. Lamine SAMAKE holds a degree in Agricultural Engineering specializing in economics and rural sociology, obtained at the École Nationale Supérieure d’Agriculture, ENSA of Thiès in Senegal.

He started his career at a West African Think Tank based in Dakar called IPAR (Initiative Prospective Agricole et Rurale) where he was involved in research projects dealing globally with climate change, food security and natural resource management, especially land and Water. He then became the head of the climate change theme within the same organization and joined the National Committee for the Fight against Climate Change in Senegal (COMNACC), with which he participated in climate negotiations with the Senegalese national delegation during the Conferences of the Parties (COP). He is also a member of the AGNES group.

Mr. SAMAKE also worked with the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, FAO, as a consultant, based in Mali, for the coordination of a regional project on land governance in the Senegal River Basin from September 2017 to April 2019.

From 2019 to 2020, he returns to Dakar to work again with IPAR on a climate change research project called AgMIP CLARE as a stakeholder engagement officer. And, in December 2020, he engages with the FAO as the national coordinator of the project “Knowing more about water resources: Towards more equitable and sustainable access to natural resources for greater food security” (KnoWat).