Adjunct Research Scientist
Bocary Kaya is National Coordinator of the Tiby, Mali Millennium Villages Project. In this role, he serves as the focal point between the national authorities counterparts at Ministerial level and Millennium Promise for the smooth implementation of the second phase of the Tiby Millennium Villages Project located in the Ségou Region, Mali. He previously was Science Coordinator/Team Leader of the Millennium Villages Project in Mali, coordinating programmatic and financial management and scientific and technological support required to achieve the MDGs at the community level for a cluster of villages with a total population of 40,000. He has also been National Coordinator of the joint IER/ICRAF research program, including coordination of all ICRAF Sahel agroforestry based soil fertility related research activities. He was also regional coordinator for a joint UNEP/ICRAF Land degradation Project titled “An Ecosystem Approach to Restoring West African Drylands and Improving Rural Livelihoods through Agroforestry-based Land Management Interventions,” which covered five Sahelian countries (Burkina Faso, Mali, Mauritania, Niger and Senegal). He has a PhD in agroforestry from the University of Florida.