Dr Adama Faye is a Climate Impact and Adaptation Expert for West-Africa, based in Dakar, Senegal. He works mainly on the IMPACT project which aims to strengthen capacities in Small Island Developing States (SIDS) and Least Developed Countries (LDCs), to co-develop scientific outputs and knowledge products and to support relevant actors to make use of them in the development and implementation of transformational climate adaptation and mitigation strategies, Adama will focus on delivering of the scientific aspects of the Country Requests among which that of Gambia, as well as looking more systematically into the state of scientific knowledge on impacts, vulnerability and adaptation in West Africa.
Adama was part of the Senegalese team of researchers conducting vulnerability studies in the Saloum estuary under the PAS-PNA project. Here he gained considerable expertise conducting different stages of a vulnerability assessment in a Sub-Saharan context, as well as the implementation of the SARRA-H and DSAT crop models.
He has a background in agronomy, agricultural impact modeling and biodiversity. Over the past 10 months of PAS-PNA, he gained considerable expertise conduction different stages of vulnerability assessment for agricultural sector in a Sub-Saharan context, as well as the collection of socio-economic surveys data and also the implementation of crop models.
Before joining Climate Analytics, Adama worked as a post-doctoral researcher at the Senegalese agricultural institute (ISRA), and Institute of Research for Development (IRD) where he investigated the effects of climate change on different millet varieties.
- Etat des lieux des connaissances scientifiques sur les changements climatiques pour les secteurs des ressources en eau, de l’agriculture et de la zone côtière au Sénégal Mélinda Noblet, Aichetou Seck, Adama Faye, Mamadou Sadio, Ibrahima Camara, Alousseynou Bah (2018)