Mohamadou Sy is a native of Senegal. He is the founder and executive director of the Institut Supérieur de Développement Local (ISDL) based in Dakar, Senegal. He holds an MBA and has done a doctoral research on organizational development with a focus on university governance. He has more than twenty years of experience in local development.
From 1998 to 2008, he assumed the position of director of the Department of Planning and Organizations’ Management at the National School of Applied Economics (Cheikh Anta Diop University of Dakar) and taught project management, entrepreneurship, value chain analysis and fundraising.
Sy worked as senior consultant for various institutions such as the International Development Research Center, the European Union, the Association of African Universities, the International Trade Center, the Japanese International Cooperation Agency, World Vision International, the African Capacity Building Foundation, the United Nations Development Programme and the International Labor Organization. He also coordinated the pilot initiative of the Francophone Programme for Local Development in Senegal, funded by the Organisation Internationale de la Francophonie.
Sy is a member of various development networks. His current activities also include research on philanthropy and support of community-based organizations in resource mobilization.