Abdrahmane Wane

Country Coordinator, Senegal
International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI)


What’s your role at AICCRA and the journey that led you here?  

As the lead for the Senegal Cluster within the AICCRA project, I bring a blend of technical and managerial expertise to the table. My role is not just about coordinating research efforts, but also about fostering collaborative partnerships to improve practices in crop and livestock systems in Senegal. I guide teams to devise effective strategies that promote climate-smart agriculture (CSA) and climate information systems (CIS), with the aim of bolstering socio-ecosystem resilience through sustainable practices.

I hold a PhD in Development Economics from the University of Paris 9-Dauphine and I pursued a post-doctorate at CIRAD in 2006, delving into the economics of pastoralism. Before this academic pursuit, I gained valuable experience in France's banking and higher education sectors. Throughout my career, my focus has remained on applied research for development, mainly using evidence-based methodologies to enhance livestock economics across various regions, including sub-Saharan Africa, Europe (notably France), Mongolia, and Argentina.

My expertise spans diverse fields such as development economics, risk assessment, resilience analysis, livestock market volatility, and the economics of pastoralism. These experiences collectively contribute to my role in advancing the goals of the AICCRA project in Senegal.

Tell us why you think AICCRA can help deliver a climate-smart future for Africa?  

AICCRA's unique approach of forging robust partnerships with public and private stakeholders is a crucial driver of our potential to shape a climate-smart future for Africa.

We are making a significant impact by creating fertile ground for innovation and enhancing the resilience of agricultural systems and value chains in Senegal. Our strategy involves providing climate-adapted methods, technologies, and knowledge, making AICCRA a key contributor to the continent's resilience.

We highly value collaborative efforts, working closely with national partners, including research institutions, universities, NGOs, professional organizations, public authorities, and private sector entities. We see this collaboration as a true partnership. Together, we can propose evidence-based solutions that promote sustainable business models and facilitate the adoption of large-scale innovations.

AICCRA connects international, regional, national, and local networks, fostering knowledge generation and exchange, introducing proven innovations, enhancing capacity building, and implementing tailored solutions that address the diverse needs of stakeholders within the food system.