Dr. Rokhaya Samba DIENE is Doctorengineer in applied geology from University Cheikh Anta Diop of Dakar (UCAD) after attending the Institute of Earth Sciences of Dakar where she went out in 1993 as Engineer geologist. She is also specialized in Public Administration of Mines (CESAM) from the National Superior School of Mines of Paris, and Executive MBA in Advances Finances and Management of West African Polytechnic University (UPOA) in Dakar. She has successfully completed the course on Regulation and Management of mineral resources at Curtin University, Western Australia, as part of the Australian Awards for Africa in 2011, and the course on « mining policy and commercial contract negotiations » at the African Institute of Economic Development and Planning (IDEP) in 2012. Inside the Ministry of Mines and Geology, she served successively at different positions: Director of Geology, Director of Prospection and Mining Promotion, head of the Documentation and Mining Cadaster Center of the Department of Mines and Geology, Chief of the Division of Mines and Careers, Head of the Regional Mines and Geology Service of Dakar. Currently, she is the Chair of the Organisation of African Geological Surveys, President of the Senegal-Australia Alumni Association and Member of the Board of Women In Mining Senegal.