Mr Mamadou Samba

BSc (Hons), MSc, AIChE

Principal Environmental Engineer and Country Manager, Senegal


Mamadou is an experienced environmental and social impact assessment consultant with specialist skills in socio-economic studies and surface and groundwater quality management. In addition to specialist technical skills in environmental science, he has extensive experience
as an irrigation engineer and project manager for numerous projects for the agriculture sector in Senegal.

Education and Affiliations

  • Master of Science (Chemical and Bio-molecular Engineering), University of Tennessee, Tennessee, United States
  • Bachelor of Science (Honours) (Chemical and Bio-molecular Engineering), University of Tennessee, Tennessee, United States
  • Member, American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE)

Professional History

  • 2013 to present: Principle¬†Environmental Engineer, Earth Systems, Dakar, Senegal
  • 2011‚Äď2012: Environmental Engineer, Earth Systems, Dakar, Senegal
  • 2008‚Äď2011: Senior Environmental/Irrigation Engineer, NGO Hilaire International, Senegal

Fields of Special Competence

Environmental management and impact assessment of natural resource development; mine rehabilitation; environmental monitoring; community surveys; environmental and social data management; water quality; water resource and catchment management; capacity building; and environmental and social auditing; water balance and irrigation engineering design.

Representative Experience

Some examples of Mamdou’s recent roles and projects include:

  • Project Management Assistant (PMA) – SUMMA Project ESIA Stadium in Senegal. Stakeholder engagement, data collection and reporting.
  • PMA – Summa Project ESIA Hotel and Expo Center in Senegal. Stakeholder engagement, data collection and reporting.
  • PMA – Tiris Uranium Project EISA in Mauritania. Stakeholder engagement, data collection and reporting.
  • Menankoto Gold Project ESIA baseline field data collection for B2Gold in Mali.
  • Fekola Gold Project ESIA in Mali. Risk assement, Alternatives and options, Cumalitive Impacts.
  • PMA – Community Development Fund Study for the Extractive Industry in Senegal for EITI / RGM / WB.
  • Project Manager (PM) – Site Contamination Investigation for Kosmos Energy at the Port of Dakar
  • Environmental and Social Impact Assessment (ESIA) for the Mako Gold Project, Senegal. Preparation of the risk assessment chapter.
  • Environmental and Social Baseline for the JICA Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA) for the Masterplan of Dakar – Pikine – Guediawaye, Horizon 2025.
  • Audit of environmental and social documents for the Sundance Iron Ore projects in Cameroon and DRC.
  • Environmental and social monitoring audit for eight MIGA guaranteed projects in Africa.
  • Social Scientist, Tri-K Gold Project. Social Impact assessment (SIA), Development of Project Grievance Mechanism, Livelihood Restoration
    Plan and Public Consultation and Disclosure Plan in Guinea.
  • Environmental Scientist, Tri-K Gold Project Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA). Concentrate and haul road options study, cumulative
    and alternatives impact assessment in Guinea.
  • Baseline Studies for the Mako Gold Project in Senegal. Wet and dry season Terrestrial Biodiversity Baseline Study.
  • Mako Legal Registry for Toro Gold in Senegal. Tasks included Incountry Project Coordinator and Social Scientist. Mako document research and review and reporting.
  • Socio-economic Baseline Study for Toro Gold in Senegal. Tasks included community engagement and government consultation, preparation of surveys and reporting. Land use and artisanal mining studies.
  • Social Scientist, Nyagak 3 Hydro-Power ESIA in Uganda. Socioeconomic specialist study of communities surrounding the Nyagak 3 Hydropower project and report preparation.

Recent News

Report for The International Network for Acid Prevention

26 May 2020

Earth Systems in collaboration with Okane Consultants, released a report providing new insight into ensuring low polluting mine operations, and more successful mine closure outcomes.

The report reviews conventional mine rock stockpile construction methods, and summarises improved construction technologies that are available to help improve water quality from mine wastes. Continued efforts to implement these technologies will help quantify their environmental and economic benefits.


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