Senghor Marie Jeanne


Marie Jeanne SENGHOR is a PhD candidate and teaching-assistant at the Pole of Environmental Governance and Territorial Development (PGEDT). She holds a Master's Degree in Development, majoring in "Environmental Management", from Senghor University in Egypt and an Engineering degree in land use planning and urban management from Cheikh Anta Diop University in Dakar (Senegal).

In Senegal, she has, among other experiences, worked on research and development projects on environmental governance and agroecosystem management at the Senegalese Institute of Agricultural Research (ISRA) and at the NGO Enda Pronat. She has also participated in studies on water salinity in the Saloum Delta with the French Research Institute for Development (IRD- LMI-PATEO). 

Before joining the University of Geneva, Marie Jeanne worked at the Secretariat of the Ramsar Convention on Wetlands, providing administrative and technical support to African Contracting parties.  She currently provides technical support to the Dakar Water Hub implementation, in collaboration with the Ministry of Water of Senegal and IUCN (part-time). 


Marie Jeanne's research focuses on analysing the transboundary governance of the Senegal River Basin, particularly on the environmental mainstreaming of transboundary strategies and policies.


Research Interests

Sustainable development and transboundary cooperation ; Water governance ; Water Security ; Ecosystem Services ; Environmental Monitoring



  • Descroix, L., & al. Inverse Estuaries in West Africa: Evidence of the Rainfall Recovery? Water 2020, 12, 647
  • Conference on Water Resources & Climate Change: publication of a poster and co-author of communication on saline water on the Senegalese coast »(October 2017) 
  • 3rd International Conference on Large African River Basins Hydrology: A particularity of West African coast: the “inverse estuaries” (May 2018) 
  • Conference on Observatories of the Critical Zone in Africa: Salinity of inland waters: a constraint for the development (November 2018) 
  • Conference on climate change and territorial resilience: What Lessons in West Africa? presentation on public policies and climate warming on the West African coast: what resilience to what hazards? (September 2018)

Mme Marie Jeanne Senghor


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