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Cote d'Ivoire, Benin, Burkina Faso

Cluster Teams

Kadio Kadidiatou

Dr. Kadidiatou Kadio is a researcher in sociology at the Institut de Recherche en Science de la Santé (IRSS -  Health Sciences Research Institute), Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso which is one of the four institutes of the National Centre for Scientific and Technological Research (CNRST) of Burkina Faso. Her research interest includes social protection issues, analysis of health policies and systems, inequalities and social exclusion, access to population care, equity, empowerment, knowledge sharing and use. She holds a PhD in Applied Human Science from the University of Montreal, a Master’s degree in Population and Health, a Master’s degree in Social Psychology from the University of Ouagadougou, and a certificate in Health Policy Analysis from the Institute of Tropical Medicine of Antwerp. 

Limo Essoh Rose

Dr. Nome Rose De Lima Essoh is a Lecturer-Researcher at the Department of History, Alassane Ouattara University, Bouaké, Côte d'Ivoire. A historian, she is a specialist in social and cultural history, and her research activities centre on the functioning of traditional African societies, particularly Odzukru (southern region of Cote d’Ivoire). In Odzukru county, her research location, she observes, analyzes, and describes the various social, cultural, and even religious changes that have taken place in this society.

A brewery society, it is traditionally rich in its centuries-old culture. Its openness to the outside world due to its geographical location has made the Odzukru county an area of intense economic and social activity causing major social upheavals. The Odzukru county, therefore, remains a constantly changing area that requires relevant investigations. She is also interested in the issue of the role of women in traditional and modern African societies. Since 2020, she has been a fellow of the Pilot African Postgraduate Academy (PAPA), co-managed by the Point Sud Research Institute, Bamako, Mali, and Goethe University Frankfurt (Germany). 

Dr. Habibou Fofana is an assistant lecturer-researcher, sociologist and political scientist at theThomas Sankara University (UTS) in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, as well as a researcher at GRIL at Joseph Ki-Zerbo University in Ouagadougou. He is also a postdoctoral fellow of the Pilot African Postgraduate Academy (PAPA), Gerda Henkel Foundation/University of Frankfurt/Point Sud Bamako. Habibou is mainly interested in questions of law and justice in African contexts, oriented towards the issue of equity before justice, access to the judicial institution, and lawful political mobilization.

His major publications include: “Justice pour Norbert Zongo: une mobilisation conjointe du droit et de la rue » (To be published in the e-legal journal of the Université Libre de Bruxelles), “Rapprocher la justice des justiciables. Une ethnographie de la distance judiciaire au Burkina Faso”, in the journal Droit et Société, 2018, pp. 393-410; "Pluralisme juridique et intégration étatique au Burkina Faso”, Annals of the University of Ouagadougou, Series A, 23, 2017; “L’espace public: un concept opératoire en contexte africain?” in the journal, Participations, 12, 2015; “Travail et société au Burkina. Technique, innovation, mobilization” (dir., avec Jean-Bernard OUÉDRAOGO), Paris: L’Harmattan, 2009.      

Dr. N'koué Emmanuel Sambiéni is a lecturer-researcher in health socioanthropology at the University of Parakou, Benin, and the Director of the Laboratory for Research and Studies on Social Dynamics and Local Development (LASDEL), Benin. He is a specialist in public health policies, mainly in the fields of maternal health, the health of children and adolescents, and diseases. Since October 2012, he has taught several courses, including the anthropology of diseases, health and development in the South, communication for development in health, methodology of research in the social sciences, applications of sociology and anthropology, etc. As a socio-anthropologist, he is particularly skilled in qualitative methodology, a methodology that straddles the long method of classical anthropology leading to the learning of the language of the field and the quantitative method of sociology.