Prior to his appointment at the Senegalese Ministry of Mines as the National Director of Mines & Geology, Mr. Ousmane CISSE worked as a Technical Specialist with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Regional Project for Capacity Development for Negotiating and Regulating Investment Contracts to strengthen the long-term institutional capacity of some African countries to negotiate contracts and manage related large-scale natural resources investment projects. Mr. CISSE has been involved in many international projects related to the mining sector. He has been selected as a Person Resource by the United Nations Economic Commission of Africa (UNECA) to review the mineral law and policy of some selected West and North African countries, by Oxford Policy Management to review issues and challenges in the design and application of minerals taxation regimes. Also, he served as a National Expert at the Economic Commission for West Africa States to prepare the draft document of the ECOWAS Directive on the Harmonization of Guiding Principles and Policies in the Mining Sector. Mr. CISSE is a Geologist Engineer and also completed an MBA degree in General Management and a Master of Laws – Mineral Law & Policy.