Mr Mankeur NDIAYE
Mr Mankeur Ndiaye is a career diplomat with extensive international experience. After studying at the Ecole Normale Supérieure at Dakar, he passed the competitive examination for the National School of Administration/Diplomatic Section, where he graduated top of his class. He was appointed Head of the Personnel and Human Resources Division at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and then Deputy Director of General and Equipment Administration. After that, he became Chief of Staff of the Minister of State responsible to the Prime Minister for African economic integration and then Chief of Staff of the Minister of State responsible for planning to the Minister of Economy, Finance and Planning. Mankeur Ndiaye has been a member of the Board of Directors of the Fund for Solidarity and Economic Development of the West African Economic Community (FOSIDEC) and a member of the Board of Directors of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), which became EBID (ECOWAS Bank for Investment and Development). He has held various roles in international organisations. From 1997 to 2003, Mr Ndiaye was Second and then First Adviser to the Permanent Senegalese Mission to the United Nations in New York, particularly responsible for the Third Committee of the General Assembly, dealing with such matters as human rights, social development and social affairs, the employment of young people, women's and children's rights, refugees, the elderly, the fight against racism and racial discrimination, disabled people, the prevention of crime, and criminal justice. He was responsible for international matters in Senegal, issues related to the African Group, the Middle East and Palestine, for the committee responsible for non-Governmental Organisations, for pursuing matters related to the fight against terrorism, etc. In the course of this period, Mankeur Ndiaye was, for two years, vice-chair of the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women (CSW), a member of the United Nations Committee on NGOs and a member of several working groups of the General Assembly of the United Nations. He was responsible for work on the Innovative Financing for Development Steering Committee and took part in various meetings of ministers or experts in Paris, Dakar and Bamako. He also led on preparation for the MCA Senegal project, dealing with the eligibility of Senegal to sign the Millennium Challenge Account Compact. Mr Ndiaye was a Technical Advisor at the Office of the Minister of State, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Senegalese Abroad, responsible for economic, technical and financial cooperation and for the ACP-EU portfolio. In 2003, he became Chief of Staff of the Minister of State, Minister of Foreign Affairs, a post he remained in for seven years. Finally, with his excellent grasp of international issues, he directed the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and of Senegalese Abroad, from 2012 to 2017. Under his leadership, Senegal successfully contributed to resolving crises in Burkina Faso, Guinea-Bissau and especially in Gambia. The efforts made by Senegal have, on every occasion been supported and welcomed at every international level, including in ECOWAS, the African Union and at the United Nations. Today, Mankeur Ndiaye is appointed Chair of the EITI-Senegal National Committee.