Cheikh Mbow is a Research Professor and the Director -General of the Centre de Suivi Ecologique-CSE, Senegal. In addition, he is an Adjunct Professor at Michigan State University’s Department of Forestry. He works on various aspects of land productivity, food security, and climate change. He has been a Senior Scientist (Team Leader) on Climate Change and Development at World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF) and supported the inter-institutional program CCAFS (Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security).
Professor Mbow has proven transdisciplinary expertise in food security and sustainable production in Africa. His work focuses on natural resources management, capacity building, and translation of scientific information to decision-makers and various stakeholder groups. He is a Lead Author on the Agriculture, Forestry, and Other Land Use (AFOLU) chapter in the IPCC’s AR-5 and AR-6. Prof. Mbow has been a Coordinating Lead Author for the IPCC Special Report on Food Security (2019). He served in many Scientific Committees, such as the International Geosphere-Biosphere Program-IGBP (2012-2014) and Future Earth (2013-2015), AGROPOLIS Foundation (France), and IIED (UK).