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Afrobarometer launches sixth edition of its French-language summer school

8 Aug 2022
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In partnership with the Faculty of Economics and Management (FASEG) of Cheikh Anta Diop University in Dakar, Afrobarometer has launched the sixth edition of its French-language summer school.

During the three-week course (1-21 August), 30 participants from 14 African countries are receiving instruction in theories and practices of public opinion survey research on democracy, governance, and related topics. Their work will draw on more than two decades of survey data collected by Afrobarometer across the African continent.

Professor Chérif Sidy Kane, dean of FASEG at Cheikh Anta Diop University, welcomed the new partnership with Afrobarometer and described the summer school as “a great event that marries the training missions” of his establishment.

Hamadziripi Tamukamoyo, director of capacity building at Afrobarometer, noted that the French-language summer school is one of the network’s many initiatives aimed at building the capacity of the next generation of African scholars to robustly analyze the socio- economic and political concerns of the continent’s citizens.

The summer school is “a discovery,” according to Mariam Abdoulaye Malloum, a participant from Chad. “The courses are purely technical and scientific, but a wonderful experience opens within our reach to experiment. I expect at the end of this training to be able to apply what I have learned and deepen it through my personal research.”

The 2022 edition of the summer school, which is free for participants, registers the participation of candidates from various sectors – sociologists, journalists, lawyers, economists, etc. – from Burkina Faso, Benin, Côte d’Ivoire, Gabon, Guinea, Madagascar, Mali, Mauritania, Morocco, Niger, Senegal, Chad, Togo, and Tunisia.