Diallo, Samba, Prof.

Fellow of AAS since 1989; Medicine
Born in 1934, Senegal

Prof. Diallo was educated in Senegal where he obtained a C.E.S in 1966 then left for Institut Pasteur de Paris where he graduated in Medical Mycology in 1968.

He has been Clinic Officer, Office Assistant, Adjunct Hospital Assistant, Hospital Assistant, Coordinator, Associate Professor, Chief Officer of Parasitology and Mycology at the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Cheikh Anta Diop of Dakar, Professor, Honorary Professor.

Currently retired, he is still participating at different experts committees of WHO when invited. His awards include: Laureat de la Faculté de Medecine et de Pharmacie de Dakar, Knight of Academic Awards - France, Officer of Academic Awards - France, Commander of Merit Order – Senegal. He is a Founding member of Academy of Sciences and Techniques of Senegal, Member of World Federation Bureau of Parasitology, President of Society African of Clinical Biology. He has 247 publications assemble.

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Diop, Ibrahima El Hadji, Prof.

Fellow of AAS since 2004; Medicine, Orthopedic Surgery
Born in 1950, Senegal

Prof. Diop obtained his MD at the Medical University of Dakar in 1979; he held residency in the same institution in 1980 then, left to Montreal where he graduated in Orthopedic Surgery in 1983.

He has worked at Chief Clinics at the University of Dakar, UNDP Technical Cooperation in Indonesia, Administrator at Leopold S.S. Foundation in Senegal, Lecturer, Assistant Professor then Professor in 1990 in the same University.

He is presently Medical Director, Chief of Department of orthopedics at the General Hospital of Dakar. He has been Fulbright research scholar at USC Downey Los Angeles, Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopedic surgeons, fellow of the international college of surgeons, Fellow of West African College of Surgeon, Vice President – General Treasurer and Funding member of the West African research association.

He has been honoured as Knight in the Order of Academic Palms of France and in the National Order of Lion in Senegal, Officer in the National Order of Senegal Lion. He has more than 110 scientific publications.

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Diop, Salif E., Prof.

Fellow of AAS since 2009; Earth Sciences – Water Sciences, Coastal Geomorphology
Born in 1950, Senegal

Prof. Diop obtained his Master in 1975 in Senegal, D.E.A in Physical Geography in 1976, “Doctorat 3e Cycle” in 1978 and “Doctorat d’Etat” in 1986. He has worked as Associate Lecturer, Lecturer, senior Lecturer, Head of Department, Associate Professor, Professor and UNESCO Professor Chair on “Integrated coastal areas and small islands management”.

Prof. Diop has been a Senior Fulbright Fellow in RSMAS (Rosenstiel School for Marine and Atmospheric Sciences - University of Miami / USA - Division of Biological Sciences and Living Resources). Currently he is Professor at the Doctoral School “Water and Environment” at University CAD of Dakar - SENEGAL. His research interests include: water and environment (fresh, coastal and marine waters; wetlands), climate change and areas related to management and sustainable development of the environment.

He has been the President of National Commission of UNESCO Senegal, Member of the Scientific Committee of IGCP/IUGS, ISME life member, ISME Council Member ; ISME Vice-President and ISME President (International Society of Mangroves Ecosystems based in Okinawa – Japan).

Prof. Diop is member of the Editorial Board of Westland Journal of London, Member of NEPAD Water Task Team, Chair of UN joint appeals Board in Nairobi.

Prof. Diop has more than 40 referred publications with 5 Books as main author and co-author. Other 120 publications can be added to his own list as technical documents, research work, monographs, thesis, abstracts and book reviews. Prof. S. Diop is a member of the National Academy of Sciences and Techniques of Senegal (ANSTS), the African Academy of Sciences (AAS) and the Academy of Sciences for the Developing World (TWAS). For his most detailed and updated work, kindly visit Prof’s Diop personal website at: http://www.esalifdiop.org

Three recent and representative publications:

Diop E. S. and Philippe Rekacewicz; 2003 – Atlas Mondial de l’eau, une penurie annoncee; Editions Autrement; Paris – Collection Altas/Monde – 63 P.

Diop E. S. , A. Singh and P. Mmayi; 2006 – Africa’s Lakes – Atlas of our changing environment; published by UNEP in cooperation with USGS – 90 pages.

Diop E. S. and Philippe Rekacewicz;, 2008 - Gestion de l’eau : entre conflits et coopération, Blog paru dans le Monde Diplomatique du lundi 14 janvier 2008 ; http://blog.mondediplo.net/2008-01-14-Gestion-de-l-eau-entre-conflits-et-cooperation.

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SECK, Papa Abdoulaye (Prof.)

Field: Agricultural Sciences
Gender: Male

Dr Papa Abdoulaye Seck is a specialist in agricultural policy analysis and strategy. He is a permanent member of the Senegal Academy of Sciences and has the rank of Director of Research (Prof.). He is on the advisory board of several bodies, including the Strategic Orientation Council of Agreenium, France and the Board of trustees of the Forum for Agricultural Research in Africa (FARA) as representative of the CGIAR.

Dr Seck is currently the Director General of Africa Rice Center (AfricaRice), which is one of the 15 international Research Centers of the Consortium of the CGIAR. Before this, he was the Director General of the Senegal Agricultural Research Institute (ISRA) andTechnical Advisor to the Prime Minister of Senegal; Chair of the Forum for Agricultural Research in Africa (FARA); Member of the Governing Board of the West and Central African Council for Research and Development (CORAF/WECARD); Member of Africa Rice Board of Trustees; Member of the Executive Committee of the Global Forum for Agricultural Research (GFAR); and Member of the Steering Committee of African Women in Agricultural Research and Development (AWARD).

Dr Seck has received the title of Chevalier in the Order of Agricultural Merit of France, Certificate of Recognition from FARA, Medal of Honor from CORAF/WECARD, United Nations (UN) Award in his capacity as Africa Rice Director General and Award of Recognition from the Agriculture Ministry of Mali. He has received the title of the Chevalier in the National Order of Lion and Officer in the Order of Merit of Senegal. He is co-laureate of the 2012 T W Schultz Prize for Best Contributed Paper at the 28th International Conference of Agricultural Economists.

Dr Seck was among four international experts invitedin 2009 by UN Secretary General to make a presentation on the Millennium Development Goals before Heads of States. He has authored or co-authored 80 publications, including articles, papers in international conferences with scientific committees, books and forewords for more than 10 books.

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Toguebaye, Bhen Sikina, Prof

Fellow of AAS since 2006,
Biology – Parasitology
Born in 1950, Chad – Senegal

Prof Toguebaye obtained his M.Sc. in 1981 and PhD in 1986 from the University of Montpellier  (France). He then joined the Department of Biology of the Universitty  of Cheick Anta Diop (Senegal) and rose through the ranks to become full Professor in 1991. His research interests include taxonomy, ultrastructure, biology and pathology of parasitic protozoa; the Microsporidia, Coccidia and Myxosporidia are most studied parasites.

He has been Director of the Department of Animal Biology, Director of the Laboratory of parasitology and also, Coordinator of several projects such as TDR/WHO and International Foundation for Science of Sweden in the same University. His work has clarified the fusion between 2 gametes in Microsporidia (of genus Amblyosphora); presented Microsporidia as a communicable vector (from oral to transovarian route) and parazite (of both animal and human) and then shown 27 new species of this agent in parazitology.

He is member of the Society of Protozoologists (US) and several other professional societies. He has 98 publications (2001).

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Touré, Moctar, Dr

Fellow of AAS since 1985,
Born in 1944, Senegal

Dr. Touré obtained his M.Sc. in 1968 from the Agronomic National High School of Rennes (ENSAR), PhD in 1973 from the University of Rennes and held a position of Technical Adviser to the Extinction Department on Education and Training at the Ministry of Agriculture (Morocco).

Over the years, he served in Senegal as Program Leader of the Soil Chemistry and nutrients management program, Director of the national rice research Centre of the Senegalese Institute for Agricultural Research (ISRA), Director of the Department of Agricultural and agro-industrial research at the Ministry of Sciences and Technology.

He was the Executive Secretary of the Special Program for African Agricultural Research (SPAAR), Lead specialist for agricultural services  for Africa Region and Team Leader for the Sustainable Land Management Program at the World Bank; Team Leader for land and water resources at the Global Environment Facility (GEF).

He was member of the Executive Committee for the Forum for Agricultural Mechanism (FARA), First Chairman of the Board of Trustees of West African Rice Research and development Association (WARDA), Vice Chairman of the Board of the Trustees of ICIPE and member of the UNDP/FAO scientific and Advisory Committee of locust research. He is a Founding member of the AAS and Fellow of TWAS

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Aissa Wade 

Fellow since 2017

Born in 1967

Field of Specialisation: Mathematical sciences

Job Title: President of AIMS – Senegal. 


Professor Wade is a well-respected mathematician and a leading expert in the field of Poisson geometry. She has published 28 research papers in peer-reviewed journals. Among her great achievements, she devised formula for the study of the stable big tangent bundle of index 1. In addition, she pioneered the Levi decomposition problem for local Poisson structures as well as the theory generalized contact structures.

Professor Wade has given invited talks and workshops in conferences and at academic institutions in the USA, Canada, France, Italy and China. She has been Managing Editor of African Diaspora Journal of Mathematics for several years. Recently, she has being appointed the Deputy Editor of the journal Afrika Matematika. Being an ardent promoter of women’s participation in STEM education, Professor Wade is serving as a Member of the ICM 2018 (WM)^2 Program Committee.

Recognitions: membership in national and other academies, Prizes, Awards, etc.

Wade is the first woman to lead an African institute in mathematical  sciences.

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