Technical Review Commitee

After the first screening loan applications will be provided to the Technical Review Committee (TRC). The TRC comprises of external and independent CDM technical experts and will decide if the loan shall be approved or not.

Members of the TRC

Abdoulaye Ndiaye
Environment Global Practice Lead, UNOPS

Mr. Ndiaye accumulated close to 30 years of environment management and expertise knowledge working with a variety of organizations, including government, NGOs and private consulting services. Before he joined UNOPS in August 2010 as the Global Practice Lead for UNOPS’ environment projects, he worked for UNDP in the UNDP-GEF Unit as Regional Team Leader and Regional Technical Advisor for Biodiversity and International Waters for West & Central Africa. His other relevant work experiences include:

  • John D. MacArthur Foundation (in Chicago): Program Officer for Conservation and Sustainable Development for Africa;
  • World Conservation Union (IUCN): Country Representative for Senegal;
  • United States Agency for International Development (USAID): Program Officer, Senegal;
  • Catholic Relief Services (CRS): Country Representative, Senegal;
  • Senegal Government: Head of the Urban Water Supply Unit.

Mr. Ndiaye has a MSc in Water Resources Administration from the University of Arizona, a Rural Development Engineering degree from the International School of Engineering (EIER) of Burkina-Faso, and a BS in Physics/Chemistry from the University of Dakar.

Hans-Jürgen Stehr
Former Chair of the CDM Executive Board

Hans Jürgen Stehr has had a long career within public administration and management of environmental, climate change and energy issues.

Most recently (2008 to 2010) he served as director of the secretariat for the independent Danish Commission on Climate Change Policy which was asked by the Government to elaborate recommendations about how to make Denmark fully independent of fossil fuel.

Before that Stehr was directing the Danish Energy Research Programme of the Energy Agency and he was instrumental in the transformation of that program into a more focused Energy Technology Development and Demonstration Programme putting emphasis on private/public partnership and potential deployment of new technologies and systems.

Between 2001 and 2008 Stehr served two terms as chair and one term as vice-chair of the Executive Board of the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) under the Kyoto Protocol thus playing a major role in making the CDM operational.

Stehr holds a Master's degree in Law from the University of Copenhagen and he has been teaching constitutional law as an assistant professor. Currently he acts as an independent advisor.

Françoise d’Estais
Programme Officer, UNEP

Overseeing the carbon finance work carried out by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), Françoise is responsible for maintaining close contact with UNEP carbon finance stakeholders, communicating about UNEP’s work in the area and contributing to the design and development of new projects. Programme manager in the Energy and Finance Unit at UNEP, Françoise is also responsible for the implementation of several projects dealing with the development of low carbon projects in Africa, the mobilization of private equity funds for the early stage financing of clean energy projects in Asia and Africa, and engagement with the public and private finance sector globally.

Françoise joined UNEP in 2007 after 13 years of investment banking experience in various institutions and a career-reorientation that made her work for civil society organizations in the corporate responsibility area for 3 years.

Françoise holds a MBA from French business school ESSEC, with a major in finance, a post-graduate Diploma of the College of Europe in European integration with a major in economics, and a Masters in Sustainable Management from HEC Paris.