Ebrima Sall is the Executive Secretary of CODESRIA. He holds a Ph.D. in sociology from the University of Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne (France). He is also a beneficiary of the post-doctoral fellowship of the Yale University Programme in Agrarian Studies.
His most recent publications include the following books: Human Rights and the Dilemmas of Democracy in Africa (co-edited with Lennart Wohlgemuth), Citizenship and Violence in Cote d’Ivoire (co-edited with Jean-Bernard Ouedraogo) and Women in Higher education: Gender and Academic Freedom in Africa and the Social sciences in Africa. Dr Ebrima Sall is Gambian.
Before his appointment as Executive Secretary, CODESRIA in April 2009, Dr Sall was Senior Researcher at the Nordic Africa Institute (NAI) in Uppsala (Sweden) and Director of the Centre for the Promotion of Village Savings and Credit Associations (VISAC) Gambia. He also taught at the University Gaston Berger of Saint-Louis (UGB) in Senegal for five years. In the University of Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne (France), he was promoted ‘Maitre de Conférences/Senior lecturer in “Sociology-Demography” by the French National Universities Council (CNU) in 1992.
Honors & awards
Representative of his accomplishments, he was awarded the Kwame Nkrumah Award for Service to Pan-Africanism in 2015, which is awarded to a scholar, administrator or politician who has contributed to the realization of the vision of African unity and development. He has also been awarded the Commander of the National Order of the Ivory Coast in 2010; D.Litt. Honorary Degree by the University of the West Indies, Barbados in 2011; and the CL Engelbrecht Prize by Die Suid-Afrikaanse Akademie vir Wetenskap en Kuns in 2012.