Luc Gnacadja

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Luc Gnacadja at the 6th World Water Forum

Luc-Marie Constant Gnacadja is a Beninese politician and architect. Under President Mathieu Kérékou, he was Minister of the Environment, Housing, and Urban Planning from June 1999 to February 2005.[1] Gnacadja was the candidate of the Envol movement in the March 2006 presidential election,[2] receiving 11th place and 0.68% of the vote.[3]

Gnacadja was awarded the Green Award 2002 by the World Bank in March 2003.[4]

In September 2007, Gnacadja was appointed as Executive Secretary of the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD) by United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon, after he was endorsed by the Bureau of the Conference of the Parties of the UNCCD.[4] In applying for the position, Gnacadja was said to have been backed by Beninese President Yayi Boni.[5] Gnacadja's second term concluded at the end of September 2013.[6][7]