Acting Director Climate Change & Green Growth
African Development Bank
Al-Hamndou Dorsouma works as manager for Climate and Green Growth Division within the African Development Bank. He is responsible for managing a team of climate change and growth officers and leading the bank’s efforts on climate change in Africa, including building climate resilience and low carbon opportunities into the bank’s investments, and supporting the bank’s engagement on climate resilience and green growth. His academic background is geography and environmental management.
Recently, he worked as officer-in-charge of the bank’s Climate Finance Division, leading the bank's climate finance initiatives, including the Green Climate Fund, the Global Environment Facility and the Climate Investment Funds. Before that, he worked as team leader for Energy Efficiency under the AfDB’s Presidential Task Force on the New Deal on Energy for Africa, after serving at various positions at the AfDB since 2009, including as chief climate change officer.
He also worked for two other international organizations, the Observatory of Sahara and Sahel (OSS) from 2005 to 2009 as environment and climate change officer and the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) from 2012 to 2014 as senior program manager for resource mobilization and development partnerships.