Hamidou Dia

Research fellow at the Institut de recherche pour le développement (IRD)

1 published article

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Hamidou DIA holds a PHD in sociology from the Paris Descartes University. He is currently research fellow at the Institut de recherche pour le développement (IRD) in France. His research focused on education issues in the developing world.

He is the author of many academic books on this subject and related also to the international migration.

ID4D Articles


Arab-Islamic education in Sub-Saharan Africa: going beyond clichés to build the future

Arab-Islamic education in general and Koranic schools in particular are largely excluded from programs advocating for education for all in Africa. Yet this education concerns a large number of children, many of whom are considered as “out-of-school” by the public authorities. Consequently, recognising its existence, importance and diversity is a prerequisite for building a dialogue framework between all stakeholders. The starting point is to go beyond certain clichés.


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