Sahel symposium: Public Services and Citizen Perspectives in Times of Crisis

2023-11-28

The Symposium is jointly organized by Uppsala University’s Forum for Africa Studies and Stockholm International Peace Research Institute’s Sahel and West Africa Programme; 14-15 December 2023.

Welcome to our Sahel Symposium on Public Services and Citizen Perspectives in Times of Crisis.  

It will bring together a dozen of scholars in and on West Africa in a particularly important discussion on public services provisioning and on the perspectives of citizens in Burkina Faso, Mali, and Niger. 

The symposium will benefit from simultaneous French/English translation services.

Venue: Blåsenhus, von Kraemers Allé 1A, Uppsala University:

  • Thursday 14 December, 9-17, Room Bertil Hammer-salen, 24:K104;
  • Friday 15 December, 9-13, Room 13:136

Program

Thursday 14 December, Bertil Hammer-salen, 24:K104, Blåsenhus

9.00-10.00 Opening
Anders Hagfeldt (Vice-Chancellor, Uppsala University)
Dan Smith (Director, SIPRI) 
Sten Hagberg (UU’s Forum for Africa Studies)

10.30-12.30 Public Services in the midst of Crisis
Presenters: 
Virginie Baudais (SIRPI)
Oumarou Hamani (LASDEL)
Valérie Rouamba (CGD)
Nana Issa Saley (LASDEL)

Discussant: Gabriella Körling (FOI)

13.30-15.00 Malian Women’s Political Participation
Presenters: 
Sten Hagberg (UU)
Bintou Koné (UBayreuth/ISH)
Yaouaga Félix Koné (ISH)

Discussant: Diana Højlund Madsen (NAI)

15.30-17.00 Round-Table (hybrid) – Strengthening Public Service Provisioning and Citizen Perspectives in present-day Sahel

Zoom: https://uu-se.zoom.us/j/69591009788
Moderator: Sten Hagberg (UU)

Presenters: 
Thomas Ouédraogo (CGD)
Kadari Traoré (CEDA)
Virginie Baudais (SIRPI)
Nana Issa Saley (LASDEL)


Friday 15 December, 13:136, Blåsenhus

9.00-11.00 Theory and Method in the Study in/of Crisis

Moderator: Shourjya Deb (SIRPI)

Presenters: 
Joscka Philipps (UBayreuth)
Mats Utas (UU)
Marte Beldé (UGhent)
Bintou Koné (UBayreuth/ISH)
Oumarou Hamani (LASDEL)

11.30-13.00 General Discussion – Research for Peace, and Justice?

Moderator: Oulia Makkonen (UU)

Presenters: 
Yaouaga Félix Koné (ISH)
Valérie Rouamba (CGD)


The Sahel Symposium is jointly organized by Uppsala University’s Forum for Africa Studies and SIPRI’s Sahel and West Africa Programme. It has been generously supported by the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency, the Swedish Ministry of Foreign Affairs & the Royal Society for the Humanities in Uppsala.

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Last modified: 2023-11-28