The Governing Board of WASCAL has appointed Dr. Moumini SAVADOGO as the new Executive Director effective 1st January 2018.

Dr. Savadogo has a PhD in Animal Sciences with specialization in Sustainable Land Use in Crop and Livestock systems from Wageningen University in the Netherlands. Dr. Savadogo joins WASCAL with very rich experience of more than twenty-five years as a Scientist and Project and Programme Manager in Environment and Sustainable Development in Africa, including fifteen years as senior management level. He also has expertise in Programme development and management (fund raising, implementation, procurement, monitoring and evaluation, budget management, Human Resources management and reporting) and negotiations.

Until his appointment as WASCAL Executive Director, Dr. Savadogo worked as Head of Burkina Faso office of the International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources (IUCN), West and Central Africa Program (PACO). He also worked as Scientist for the National Institute of Environment and Agricultural Research (INERA); the joint Sahelian Programme of Wageningen University and the University of Ouagadougou in Burkina Faso ; the regional Coordinator of the W. ArlyPendjari programme development (Benin, Burkina Faso and Niger) as well as consultant for several international and national organizations.