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Council for the Development of Social Science Research in Africa

Mouhamed Diallo

Dzodzi Tsikata is a Research Professor of Development Sociology and Director of the Institute of African Studies (IAS) at the University of Ghana since August 2016. Before this, she was based at the Institute of Statistical, Social and Economic Research (ISSER) during which time she was Deputy Director and Director

Fatima Harrak is a Historian and political scientist, a graduate of the Institut d’Etudes Politiques in Paris and the University of London School of Oriental and African Studies. She is a research scholar at the University of Mohamed V Institute of African Studies and served as its Director from 2003

The late Professor Sam Moyo (1954-2015) was a well respected Zimbabwean scholar who published extensively on land, agrarian and environmental issues. He was the founder and executive director of the Harare based African Institute for Agrarian Studies (AIAS), an independent policy research institution committed to the development of agrarian systems

Teresa Cruz e Silva, Mozambican, holds a PhD in Social Sciences from the University of Bradford (United Kingdom). Currently an Associate Professor at the Centre for African Studies (CEA) and the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences at the Eduardo Mondlane University, Maputo, Mozambique, she has in the past been

Zenebeworke Tadesse is an Ethiopian development specialist with degrees in Sociology and International Relations from Binghamton University, USA. Her area of specialization covers gender relations, governance, rural development and research on poverty. She is a founding member and first Executive Secretary of the Association of African Women for Research and Development

Mahmood Mamdani was born on 23 April 1946 in Bombay, India. He grew up in Uganda and acquired his B.A from the University of Pittsburgh, before going on to obtain his Masters and PhD from Harvard University in 1974. Mamdani specializes in the study of African and international politics, colonialism

Dr Akilagpa Sawyerr is a Ghanaian academic and jurist. He was educated at the Universities of Durham, London and Berkeley in California, obtaining the degrees of LLB, LLM and J.S.D. He is a Barrister of Law and a Solicitor of the Supreme Courts of Ghana and of Papua New Guinea. Prof. Sawyerr has

Ernest Wamba dia Wamba was born in Sundi-Lutete, Kongo Central Province. As a child he attended a Swedish mission school and his growing into adulthood was during the period when the prophetism of Simon Kimbangu and the political struggle for independence by the Association of the Bakongo People (ABAKO) was

Taladidia Thiombiano, from Burkina Faso, is an economist with a Masters Degree in Development Economy from Paris II/Pantheon University and a post-Masters degree in Econometry from Paris IX/Dauphine. He also holds a Certificate of Environment Economy from the World Bank’s Development Economy Institute (IDE). He has worked with several research