Assistant UN Secretary General and deputy executive Director, UNEP
Ibrahim plays a critical role in the implementation of UNEP’s
mandate and its Medium Term Strategy and Programme of Work, as well as catalysing UNEP’s political engagement with governments and intergovernmental processes in the United Nations Environmental Assembly. Prior to his appointment as Deputy Executive Director Mr. Thiaw served as the Director of the Division of Environmental Policy Implementation (DEPI) and was responsible for conceptualizing and managing UNEP’s activities in two of its core thematic areas of focus – ecosystem management and services and conflicts and disasters. He also managed the adaptation component of UNEP’s climate change sub-theme. Mr. Thiaw started his career with the Ministry of Rural Development of Mauritania and holds an advanced degree in Forestry and Forest product techniques.