Michelle Ndiaye

Adjunct Faculty Member

Michelle NdiayeMichelle Ndiaye is an adjunct faculty member at the Africa Center for Strategic Studies, working on issues surrounding African security sector leadership and peace and security cooperation at the African Union and Regional Economic Community levels. She is currently the Director of the Institute for Peace and Security Studies (IPSS) Africa Peace and Security Programme, a joint program with the African Union Commission, and Head of the Tana Forum.

Her specialties include peace and security, democratic and local governance, post-conflict and community recovery, sustainable development, environmental issues, transitional justice, communication for development, corporate responsibility and global reporting, institution building, and large-scale multi-donor program management.

She is an external reviewer for the African Affairs Journal, Africa Insight Journal, and South African Journal of International Affairs. She also sits on the Programme Advisory Board of the Pan-African Centre for Policy Studies, the Academic Committee of IPSS, the Programme Committee of Security and the Rule of Law in Fragile and Conflict-Affected Settings at the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research, and the Advisory Board of the African Peacebuilding Network of the Social Science Research Council.

Before joining IPSS, Ms. Ndiaye was the Managing Director of the Mandela Institute for Development Studies and headed several African and international organizations, including as Executive Director of Greenpeace Africa, CEO of the African Institute for Corporate Citizenship, and Founder and Manager of Africa Projects for Akena Research and Consulting. She started her career as a program officer at the African Institute for Democracy, a UNDP project based in Dakar, Senegal.

Ms. Ndiaya holds a BA in political science from Quebec University in Montreal, Canada, an MA in public law and a post-graduate degree (DEA) from University Cheikh Anta Diop in Dakar, Senegal. She is currently a doctoral candidate at the University of Leipzig, Germany.

Areas of Expertise

Peace and security, democratic and local governance, post-conflict and community recovery, sustainable development, environmental issues, transitional justice, communication for development, corporate responsibility and global reporting, institution building, large-scale multi-donor program management.


  • Paper

    “Better Migration Management: Rethinking the Development and Mobility Paradigms”

    By Michelle Ndiaye

    Global Migration Movements, GIZ, May 2018

    Book Chapter

    “The Relationship between AU and RECs/RMs in Relation to Peace and Security in Africa: Subsidiarity and Inevitable Common Destiny”

    By Michelle Ndiaye

    January 2016

    Paper

    “Between Multidimensionality and Integration: The Feasibility of an African Model of Peace Operations”

    By Michelle Ndiaye

    September 2015

    Paper

    “Peace and Security in Africa: Preventing Conflict and Consolidating Peace for an Inclusive Development Trajectory”

    By Michelle Ndiaye

    March 2015

    Report

    “The Role of UNDP in Supporting Democratic Elections in Africa”

    By UNDP, with Michelle Ndiaye, consultant and co-author

    November 2013

    Report

    “The South African Energy Sector Jobs: How the Energy Revolution will Create Sustainable Green Jobs”

    Michelle Ndiaye, ed.

    2010

    Paper

    “The CSR Landscape in Africa”

    By Michelle Ndiaye

    January 2009

    Paper

    “Building Content and Capacity in Community Radio: Training, Content Development, Networking and ICTs”

    By Michelle Ndiaye

    2004

    Guide

    “Guide on Legislation and Licensing for Community Radio in Africa”

    By Michelle Ndiaye

    2003

    Article

    “Community Radio in Africa: The Growing Field for Sustainable Development”

    By Michelle Ndiaye

    ECONEWS Africa, May 2000

    Article

    “Media and Democracy in Africa”

    By Michelle Ndiaye

    The ACP-EU Courier, No. 170, July-August 1998

    Article

    “Political Parties and Democracy in Senegal”

    By Michelle Ndiaye

    African Democracy, No. 12, January-March 1998

    Article

    “The Political System in Niger: Interview with President Bare Maïnassara”

    By Michelle Ndiaye

    African Democracy, No. 11, July-September 1997

    Article

    “Post-Electoral Contestation in Senegal”

    By Michelle Ndiaye

    African Democracy, No. 9, January-March 1997

    Article

    “The Gambian Military Regime and its Electoral Legitimacy”

    By Michelle Ndiaye

    African Democracy, No. 7, July-September 1996

    Article

    “The Co-operation between the European Union and ACP Countries in the Perspective of the Common Market”

    By Michelle Ndiaye

    African Democracy, No. 5, January-March 1996

    Article

    States, Culture and Society in Africa

    Michelle Ndiaye, asst. ed.

    1996.

    Article

    “A Human Face of Structural Adjustment in Africa: The Example of the Canadian Co-operation”

    By Michelle Ndiaye

    African Democracy, No. 3, July-September 1995

    Article

    “The Idea of a Permanent Mechanism for Conflict Prevention and Resolution in Africa”

    By Michelle Ndiaye

    African Democracy, Special Issue, May 1995

    Guide

    Guide on the Rights and Duties of Senegalese Citizens

    Michelle Ndiaye, ed.

    1995

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