Professor Saidou Madougou Appointed Director of AU’s Schooling, Science, Expertise and Innovation Division – Area in Africa

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Professor Saidou Madougou has been appointed the Director of the African Union Division of Schooling, Science, Expertise, and Innovation (ESTI). In his new function, Professor Madougou will lead efforts to advance analysis and publication in science and expertise, foster cooperation amongst member states in training and coaching, and promote youth participation within the continent’s integration.

His duties additionally embrace implementing key initiatives of Agenda 2063, such because the African Digital and E-College and the Africa Outer Area Technique. Professor Madougou will oversee the implementation of continental academic insurance policies and techniques, together with the Continental Schooling Technique for Africa (CESA), the Science, Expertise, and Innovation Technique for Africa (STISA), the TVET Continental Technique, and the AU College Feeding initiative.

About Professor Madougou Saidou 

Professor Madougou is an esteemed physicist at Abdou Moumouni College in Niamey, Niger, with practically twenty years of expertise in greater training, analysis, and educational administration.  He holds a PhD in Physics from the College of Toulouse III, a Grasp’s diploma in Schooling Sciences from the College of Strasbourg 1, and a postgraduate doctorate from Cheikh Anta Diop College in Dakar, Senegal.

Throughout his six and a half years as Director of the École Normale Supérieure (ENS) at Abdou Moumouni College, following a three-year tenure as Deputy Director, he applied the Programme Régional d’Appui à la Qualité de l’Schooling en Afrique de l’Ouest (PRAQUE-AO) to assist high quality training on the establishment. He established the Middle for Modern African Excellence in Arithmetic and Science Educating and Studying for Sub-Saharan Africa (CEA/IEA-MS4SSA). He additionally reformed the Bachelor’s and Grasp’s diploma programmes and chaired the Scientific and Educating Council of the École Supérieure de Communication Électronique et de la Poste.

Professor Madougou’s worldwide engagement contains collaborating within the Specialised Technical Committee (STC) of Arithmetic-Physics-Chemistry on the African and Malagasy Council for Increased Schooling (CAMES) and serving as the final rapporteur from 2021 to 2023. Since 2014, he has been operating the Laboratory of Energetics, Electronics, Electrical Engineering, Automation and Industrial Computing at Abdou Moumouni College. He has printed greater than fifty (50) scientific articles in physics and training sciences in peer-reviewed and/or worldwide abstract-indexed journals. He has participated in over forty (40) worldwide scientific conferences, symposia and workshops. He’s the writer and co-author of two books. 

Moreover, Professor Madougou Saidou has supervised a number of PhD theses in Physics at Abdou Moumouni College and has chaired or participated in additional than 30 PhD theses’ juries in Benin, Burkina Faso, Niger and Senegal. As well as, he’s an Officer of the Order of Educational Palms of Niger and a Knight of the Worldwide Order of Educational Palms of CAMES (OIPA/CAMES).

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