Prof. Djénéba Traoré

Speaker-TraoreDirector General, West Africa Institute

Professor Djénéba Traoré is currently the Director General at the West Africa Institute (WAI). She holds a Master's degree in Educational Integration of Information Communication and Technology (ICT) from the Faculty of Graduate Studies at the University of Montreal (Canada), a Ph.D. degree from the Faculty of Social Sciences of the Humboldt University of Berlin.

Regarding her professional experience, she has been apointed as the Rector of the University of Literatures and Humanities of Bamako (Mali): October 2011- December 2012; Senior Advisor, in charge of communication at the Ministry of National Education of Mali (July 2000-May 2003);Expert of the African and Malagasy Council for Higher Education (CAMES) on the Recognition and Equivalence of Diplomas Program (1995-1999);Secretary General of the National Commission in charge of diplomas equivalency at the National Directorate of Higher Education (1991-2000);Member of the Task-Force in charge of the creation the University of Mali (1993-1996).

Other  Achievements:Consultant in matters relating to “Gender” for the African Center for Training and Administrative Research for Development (CAFRAD);Trainer in “HIV/AIDS” for the World Food Program (WFP);Resource person of the Association for the Development of Education in Africa (ADEA);Author of several publications on the role and place of women in the administration (and society) in Mali, African literature, German literature and the integration of information and communication technologies (ICTs) in education in Africa;Fulbright Scholar;ELES Research Excellence&Lifetime Award at the E-Learning/E-Health for Africa (ELES4A) Conference 2012;Ambassador for ELES.

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