Ndèye Seynabou Diouf is a Scientist at the CGIAR Research program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS), West Africa Regional Program, based at ICRISAT-Bamako (Mali).
She works on M&E for the USAID/CINSERE project based in Senegal. Prior to joining ICRISAT, she was a Senior Monitoring, Evaluation, Research, and Learning Officer at the Tostan, where she has worked since 2011. In this position, she was in charge of the planning and supervision of mixed methods data collection, and the analysis of multi-level evaluation data. Before working with Tostan, she worked in a variety of public and private agencies working in rural development (Tragsa Tec, CIRAD, SODAGRI, and ISRA).
She is an agricultural engineer with specialization in rural economy. She has a Master's Degree in Project Management from Centre Africain d’Etudes en Gestion (CESAG). She has successfully completed her PhD degree at the University Gaston Berger in Saint Louis, Senegal, on the impact of improved rice variety production on women empowerment in rural areas in central Senegal. Her interests are in mixed methods approaches, impact assessments, gender and social inclusion, climate change, and integrated development.