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Madeleine Diouf Sarr (Senegal)

Chair from January 2022 – December 2023.

Madeleine Diouf Sarr is the Head of the Climate Change Division in Senegal’s Ministry of Environment and Sustainable Development (MEDD). Trained as a biologist and environmental engineer, Ms Sarr has twenty years of experience in UN climate change negotiations, including as a member of the Consultative Group of Experts on National Communications (CGE), the LDC Expert Group (LEG), and the Adaptation Committee. Beyond the UNFCCC, she has years of experience managing and coordinating climate change projects and programmes in Senegal. Ms Sarr serves as Senegal’s national technical coordinator on climate change, providing oversight of country projects under the Green Climate Fund and leading the process for development of Senegal’s Nationally Determined Contribution (NDC) under the Paris Agreement. Ms Sarr is the first woman to Chair the LDC Group since it began negotiating as a bloc in UNFCCC negotiations twenty two years ago.

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