Mr. Amadou KEÏTA obtained his engineering degree in Civil Engineering/Hydraulic at the National School for Engineers (ENI-Bamako). He specialized in Agricultural Engineering at the Inter-States School for Rural Equipment Engineers (EIER, now 2iE), and after that, he joined in 1992 the International Water Management Institute (IWMI) in a project on irrigation performance assessment and diagnosis in Burkina Faso and Niger. From 1997 to 2006, Mr. KEÏTA became the sub-regional coordinator of the FAO project GCP/RAF/340/JPN, the activities of which focused on the development and experimentation of sustainable low-cost and water efficient small irrigation systems. The irrigation systems were designed to use simultaneously surface water and shallow groundwater for small scale farming. Three countries were targeted by the activities: Burkina Faso, Mali and Niger. While being coordinator of the FAO project, Mr. KEÏTA obtained a Bachelor in Physical Sciences (physics and chemistry) at the University of Ouagadougou in Burkina Faso. Afterwards, Mr. KEÏTA obtained a Master of Science degree, followed by a PhD degree in Land and Water Development at Wageningen University and UNESCO-IHE Institute for Water Education, in The Netherlands in 2015. Dr. KEÏTA’s current research addresses the issue of drainage of crops and forest for production improvement and the development of water/energy efficient irrigation technologies.