Adjunct Faculty Member
Michelle 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.