Dr. Ibrahima Hathie is the Research Director for the “Initiative Prospective Agricole et Rurale” (IPAR Senegal). His research focuses mainly on agricultural performance, youth employment, climate change and the Sustainable development goals agenda. He is currently the regional coordinator of Southern Voice on Post-MDG international development goals. From 2009 to 2011, he was a value chain manager at the USAID Economic Growth Project in Senegal with a focus on a business approach to food security. He has also served as a Professor at the National School of Applied Economics (ENEA, Senegal) from 1992 to 2009 where he assumed the position of Director of studies and fieldwork from 2004 to 2007. Dr. Hathie holds a Ph.D. and a Master of Science in agricultural and resource economics from the University of Connecticut, USA.