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PhD, Chair of the African Security Sector Network

Security Sector Reform,
Security, Defence
Security policies in Africa
West and Central Africa
En poste Ouverte aux opportunités
Niagalé Bagayoko is a political scientist. She has done extensive field research on security systems in African Francophone countries, Western security policies (France, United States, European Union) in Africa and African conflict-management mechanisms, focusing on the interface between security and development. She has taught at the Institut d’Etudes Politiques (Science Po) in Paris. From 2010 to 2015, she managed the “peacekeeping and peacebuilding programme” at the International Organisation of La Francophonie (OIF) and was a member of the Scientific Committee of the French IRSEM (Institut de recherches stratégiques de l'Ecole militaire). She is now the Chair of the African Security Sector Network (ASSN) .


French Ministry of Defence.
1999 à 2002
  • Compiled regular reports on French and US Security Policy towards Africa.
  • Executive study on the security mechanisms of the African regional organizations (ECOWAS; Mano river union);
  • Briefing and policy notes on the situation in troubled West African countries (Sierra Leone, Liberia, Ivory Coast, Nigeria);
  • Policy briefings on conflicts and peace operations in West Africa;