Fellows & Grantees

Ibrahima Niang

African Peacebuilding Network: Individual Research Fellowships 2020
Project Title
Gender Approach to Conflict Resolution in Casamance: The Case of the Women's Platform for Peace in Casamance
Institutional Affiliation (at time of award)
Lecturer and Researcher, Department of the Sociology International Relations and Development, University of Dakar


Ibrahima Niang is a lecturer and researcher in the Sociology of International Relations and Development Department at the University of Dakar, Senegal, and a visiting researcher at the Renmin University of China. He is also the Executive Director of the Institute of Asian and African Studies of Sahel (IAASS), a newly established think tank based in Dakar. His research focuses on Africa-China relations, conflict and conflict resolution in the Sahel, the geopolitics of the Sahel, and the conflict in Casamance, Senegal. Furthermore, Ibrahima has authored and co-authored numerous scientific articles and reports on youth and social movements, higher education, migration, and conflict. He is also an expert consultant for Partner West Africa in Sahel.