an exceptional guest
President of the African Security Sector Network
Specialist in the reform of security systems in French-speaking Africa, international security policies on the continent and African conflict management mechanisms, Niagalé Bagayoko has a vision of reforming the security architecture of African countries. Convinced of the possibility of endogenous solutions to crises and conflicts, since 2018 she has headed theAfrican Security Sector Networka pan-African organisation working to promote more democratic governance of security in Africa. She has a doctorate in political science and is a graduate of the IEP in Paris. She has worked as a researcher at the Institut de recherche pour le développement and at the Institut d'Etudes Politiques de Paris.Institute of Development Studies University of Sussex. She has directed the peacekeeping and peacebuilding programme of the Organisation internationale de la Francophonie. Her thesis was awarded first prize by the IHEDN in 2003.