Mr. Malick Gaye was an architect, urban planner and researcher at Enda Tiers Monde – environnement, développement et action since July 1982. Executive Director of the Relais pour le développement Urbain Participé of the ENDA TM Global Network, which obtained Special Consultative Status with the United Nations ECOSOC. He represented the ENDA TM Network after Habitat International Coalition (HIC) since 1987 and at the Limuru Conference in Kenya, as well as in UN-HABITAT. The last International Conference where he was the official Representative was HABITAT III after HABITAT II, to which he contributed his 2nd book “Entrepreneurial Cities” in 1996 after his 1st book entitled “Birth of a City in Senegal”. It was selected and presented as one of the first 25 UN-Habitat Dubai Best Practices at the Dubai International Conference in 1995, preliminary to Habitat II.
He organized the “Dakar Declaration of Solidarity” with the participation of more than 15,000 slum dwellers in the “Campaign on Secure Land and Real Estate Tenure and Good Governance” in 2004, after his participation in the 2001 Launch in Mumbai, India, of the “Global Campaign” under the aegis of Cities Alliance and UN-Habitat, followed by the one in South Africa with SDI.
Between 2006 and 2010, he coordinated a study commissioned by the World Health Organization (WHO) on options for the healthy use of wastewater in urban agriculture for the benefit of the urban farming community in agricultural lands, known as Niayes on Senegal’s maritime coast. He was also co-editor and launched the book entitled “Wastewater Treatment and Urban Agriculture” at the Johannesburg Summit on Sustainable Development (Rio+10) in 2002, based on IDRC-funded action research on the full-scale testing of condominium sanitation systems with treatment of all wastewater and valves at nearly 275 concessions. This system, implemented for the first time by Enda Rup in Senegal with funding from CIDA and qualified as a Best Practice, was subsequently capitalized as a new standard for urban and peri-urban sanitation in Senegal, when seeking alternative solutions for achieving the Millennium Development Goal 7 targets 6 and 11 for sustainable development, which has now become SDGs 6 and 11.
He was the President, for more than 10 years, of the neighbourhood development association of the local collective where he lived and where he welcomed HIC SG Enrique Ortiz and Wandia Seaforth of Mazingira Institute of Kenya in 1991. He coordinated the HIC Focal Point for French-speaking Africa for nearly a quarter of a century, as well as the HIC Reference Centre for the relationship between Housing and the Environment.
Mr. Gaye was a member of the Advocacy Group of the Global Platform for the Right to the City. He was also a member, by virtue of his membership as co-founder, of the AURI network (African Urban Research Initiatives) of the Working Group 2 on Access to Socio-economic Services in the Cities of the South of the Intercontinental Project JWP-Cities Alliance, NAERUS, AURI, REDEUS-LAC.
He was teaching (on a part-time basis) classes in “operational urban planning” at ISIT Africaine (African Higher Institute of Territorial Engineering) and in DESS Master of the module “Cities, Regions and Territories” at ESEA-UCAD – Higher School of Applied Economics at the Cheikh Anta Diop University in Dakar.
Malick leaves behind a beloved family whom HIC extends our sincerest condolences.
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