Degree in Civil and Mining Engineering, Ecole National d'Ingenieurs, Bamako, Mali, 1976. Doctorat d'Ingenieur, Ecole National Superieur des Mines, Paris, 1981.
Assistant professor Ecole National d'Ingenieurs, Bamako, 1976-1977. Research fellow Center d'Informatique Geologique/Ecole National Superieure Mines, Paris, 1978-1981. Professor Ecole National d'Ingenieur, Bamako, 1981-1983.
Research coordinator Environment and Development in the Third World, Dakar, Senegal, 1983-1987, head of energy program Senegal, since 1987, deputy executive secretary Senegal, since 1996. Member technical advisory group Energy Sector Management Assistance Programme, The World Bank and United Nations Development Programme, Washington, since 1996. Member science advisory panel United Nations Environment Programme Collaboration Center on Energy and Environment at RISO National Laboratory, Roskilde, Denmark, since 1995.
Founder, principal animator energy program Environment and Development in the Third World, since 1983, founder, principal animator climate change program and network, since 1993.
Married Traore Khanata, August 14, 1983. Children: Mohamed Youba, Mohamed Lamine, Fatouma.