Abdoulaye Sene is an African pioneer and leader on environment assessment. He is a sociologist, lecturer and consultant. He has been involved in several environmental and social assessments and management (ESAM) projects development in Central and West Africa. Prof Sene has carried out various assessments of projects dealing with safeguards policies issues. He undertook different workshops and training in capacity building on EIA for The World Bank, UNDP, UNEP, USAID, IDRC and IUCN and participating in delivery of training activities on Safeguards policies of The World Bank. In the same way, he runs some networking assets for African EIA professional and developing and disseminating state-of-art technical guidelines and methodologies to facilitate integration and application of safeguard policies. He initiated the first EIS courses in African curricula and has been involved early in SIA principles and guidelines activities with IAIA.