Ms. Fatou Ndoye is the Deputy Director of UN Environment’s North America Regional Office, based in Washington D.C. where she focuses on government liaison with Canada and the United States. Ms. Ndoye previously served at the UN Environment Headquarters in Nairobi, Kenya, in the Governance Division where she worked on stakeholders’ participation in environmental decision-making. Among others, she led a partnership on labor and the environment which resulted in the publication of the first report on Green Jobs: Towards Decent work in a Sustainable Low- Carbon World, jointly published with the International Labor Organization, International Organization of Employers, Worldwatch Institute, and Cornell University Global Labor Institute.
Prior to joining UN Environment, she led the Network for Environment and Sustainable Development in Africa (NESDA), an international NGO which produced the first Africa Environment Outlook series, as part of the Global Environment Outlook report series. She has over 20 years of experience in environment and sustainable development focusing on policy analysis; stakeholder participation in policy and decision making; and integrated environmental assessments. Ms. Ndoye holds a Master’s degree in Languages from the University of Tours, France, and a Postgraduate Diploma in Environmental Management, School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London, UK. She is a LEAD (Leadership for Environment and Development) Fellow since 2002.