The Director

Appointed in September 2018 Director of UNESCO Multisectoral Regional Office for West Africa (Sahel) in Dakar (Senegal), Mr Dimitri Sanga holds a Doctorate and Master's degree in Economics with specialization in econometrics from Laval University (Canada), as well as a Bachelor's degree in Wood Science and Engineering from the same institution.

Mr. Sanga began his professional career in 1999 in teaching micro- and macro-economic sciences at the University of Ottawa (Canada), in parallel with a career as an Economist Statistician (1999-2004) with the Government of Canada.

In 2005, he joined the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa - UNECA (Addis Ababa, Ethiopia), where he held several positions until 2013, including Director of the Statistics Division, where he formulated and supervised the programmes of the African Centre for Statistics.

Prior to joining Dakar, he was, since September 2013, the Director and Representative of the Subregional Office for West Africa of the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa based in Niamey, Niger. In this capacity, Mr. Sanga provided intellectual and political support to the fifteen member countries of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) in their efforts to promote economic and social development, regional integration and enhanced cooperation in West Africa.

Assistant to the Director is Mrs Ramatoulaye Diop Diagne (r.diagne(a)unesco.org)

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