Collaborative exchange at Sciences Po, Paris: Development, Security and Climate Change in the African Sahel

Collaborative exchange at Sciences Po, Paris: Development, Security and Climate Change in the African Sahel

From February 28 to March 6, students and faculty from UF and l’Université Cheikh Anta Diop visited the Paris School of International Affairs at Sciences Po, where the MDP program is located. The three groups of students presented their respective research projects at a workshop at PSIA (see program below) and received valuable feedbacks. We visited and made contacts at the Sahel West Africa Club at OECD, the European Union Institute for Security Studies and the main OECD headquarters. We also attended a presentation by Denis Loyer, who spent his career at the Agence Française du Développement and shared his insights into the life of a development practitioner.

Group project presentations at the Sciences Po Workshop, PSIA, March 4, 2015

  • Applying the DEED model: Rethinking climate change, gender and small-holder farming in Senegal
    Irving Chan Gomez, Ya Cor Ndione, Whitney Turientine
  • Rapid urbanization growth: Are the cities in the Sahel ready? The case of Dakar and Ouagadougou
    Rugiyatu Kane and Désiré Zongo
  • Innovative Technology Solutions to Peri-Urban Food Production in Dakar. The Context of changing Climate and Population Growth
    Tzviatko Chiderov and Thérèse d’Auria Ryley