Serigne Tacko Kandji

Serigne Tacko Kandji
Adjunct Associate Research Scientist

Serigne Tacko Kandji is the Science Coordinator of the Millennium Villages Project in Senegal, overseeing a multi-sectoral team implementing a set of integrated interventions in a cluster of rural villages with a total population of 40,000. His work has focused on understanding of the linkages between environmental degradation, food insecurity, and poverty as well as the impacts of climate change in Africa. He has been regional coordinator of the Land Degradation Project for ICRAF/West and Central Africa, which included oversight of land degradation assessment activities and design and implementation of agroforestry trials and monitoring protocols in Mali. Other work has focused on developing and coordinating ICRAF’s climate change program, including enhancing the capacity of African climate change negotiators to participate in the climate negotiation processes. He has a PhD in tropical ecology from Kenyatta University in Kenya.