1 - 2 -3 -4 -5 - Fév 2017
Ségou - Mali

Les Componentes du Festival sur le Niger

Les Festival sur le Niger, Ségou, Mali


International Symposium of Ségou 



Theme: “Youth & Citizenship”

The 12th edition of the Festival sur le Niger takes place in an atmosphere of reconciliation, reconstruction of the social fab- ric and revival of the national economy. We have chosen for this edition of the Symposium of Ségou the theme “Youth and Citizenship”. Today, youth is central to all development issues. It represents over 50% of the world population. It is indisput- ably the future of any nation. However, this youth today lacks of benchmarks, with a high risk of being exploited by poli- ticians, drug traffickers, extremists ... .Also, many young Af- rican fail in the depths of the ocean in search for a better life. In front of this bleak picture given by African youth, which is our future, one of the solutions could be training of the in- dividual in a social development dynamics by culture but also education for citizenship. The symposium brings together re- searchers, creators and policy makers. Intellectuals from sev- eral countries in Africa and the world exchange and formulate concrete and practical proposals on the problems addressed. 


Dr. Ousmane SY (Mali)

Agricultural economist, Dr. Ousmane Sy is also graduated in economics and social development from the University of Paris I - IEDES (Panthéon-Sorbonne). From 1993 to 2000 he was coordinator of the National Program for Decentralization and Institutional Reforms, and from 1997 served cumulatively with the function of Special Adviser to the President of the Republic of Mali on Institutional Issues. He held the position of Minister of Territorial Administration and Local Collectivities from 2000 to 2002. From 2002 to 2011, it is cumulatively consultant, Executive Director of the Centre for the Study of Policies and Institutions (CEPIA) which became the Institute of Local in 2011. Dr. Sy is a member of the Regional Council of the Alliance for Rebuilding Governance in Africa (ARGA).


Christiaan De Beukelaer (Belgium)

Christiaan De Beukelaer is lecturer in cultural management at Queen Margaret University in Edinburgh and PhD candidate at the University of Leeds. His research primarily focuses on the role of culture and cultural industries in human development, particularly in the context of Burkina Faso and Ghana. He is a member of the U40 Network, member of COST Action ‘‘Investigating Cultural Sustainability,’’ and is winner of the 2012 Cultural Policy Research Award. His forthcoming publication ‘‘Developing Cultural Industries’’ will be available on http://qmu.academia.edu/ChristiaanDeBeukelaer.

Prof. Mahamadé SAVADOGO (Burkina Faso)

Mahamadé Savadogo is a professor at the University of Ouagadougou (Burkina Faso). Philosophy professor (1988), Doctor of Philosophy (1992), University of Paris IV Sorbonne, Mr. Savadogo teaches moral and political philosophy as well as the history of modern philosophy and contemporary philosophy. Former head of the Department of Philosophy and Psychology (1997 - 2000) and Vice- Dean for Research and Extension (2000 - 2001), he is now responsible for the training of the third cycle in philosophy and editor of the review “Cahier Philosophique d’Afrique”, founded in 2002. Professor Savadogo is also a researcher at the University Faculties Notre Dame de la Paix, Namur, Belgium, from 2001 to 2005, he is since 2002 professor at the University of Bouaké (Côte d’Ivoire), Cotonou ( Benin ) , Dakar ( Senegal ) and Lille ( France ).


Dr. Salia Malé (Mali)

Salia Malé holds a PhD in Comparative Literature and Sociology, with general Ethnology option at the University of Paris X in 1995. He is Research Director since 2002. He is the author of twenty articles on various aspects Malian cultural traditions (e.g.: Traditional Religion as a vector of sociability: the case of Jo in Baniko). Dr. Malé is the Deputy Director of the National Museum of Mali and Director of the Master of Artistic and Cultural Action (MAAC) at the Conservatory of Arts and Multimedia Professions Balla Kouyaté Fasseke. Previously, he was Head of PSIC-Mali (Program supporting the decentralized cultural Initiatives / European Union).


William Codjo (Benin)

William CODJO is an independent consultant on culture and development for fifteen years. As such, he has implemented several missions sponsored by international organizations concerned with the issue of cultural development, such as UNESCO, the European Union, and the International Organization of the Francophonie. These missions have focused on both the wording on monitoring and evaluation of various development programs funded by these agencies for the benefit of various countries such as Benin, Burkina Faso, Ghana, Haiti, Mali, Niger, Nigeria, Morocco, Senegal, Togo, Tunisia and Vietnam. He also designed and conducted several training programs for cultural operators and bank executives in terms of business management and cultural projects on the one hand and the financing of cultural enterprises on the other, on behalf of the OIF in most Frenchspeaking countries in Africa and the Caribbean. William Codjo is a member of the UNESCO bank of experts to promote the diversity of cultural expressions, member of the Steering Committee of the Forum Francophone Innovation (Finnov) and member of the Committee of Experts on cultural policy of Arterial Network (South Africa).


Prof. Ibrahima Wane (Senegal)

Professor of literature and African civilizations in the Department of Literature at the University Cheikh Anta Diop of Dakar, Ibrahima Wane holds a doctorate 3rd cycle in modern literature and a doctorate of Arts and Human Sciences. He devoted several research works interactions between cultural production and socio-economic changes and policies in West Africa.


Luc Mayitoukou (Congo / Senegal)

Director of Zhu Culture, an artistic and cultural agency based in Dakar, and President of AMA (Art Moves Africa), Luc Mayitoukou is very involved for more than twenty years in the development of the African cultural sector through different activities. Artists manager and agent (Saintrick, Lexxus, Maryse Ngalula, Yvonne Chaka Chaka, Séssimé, Alima, Lucy traditional Band, Kamaldine, Mama Sadio…), he put a lot into African music diffusion and collaborated with different festivals on the continent. For more than ten years, he leads training courses in different countries on copyright, careers and cultural enterprises management, events management… He regularly brings his expert assessment on cultural industries during different projects and meetings and with AMA, he throws himself into artists and cultural actors’ mobility issues in Africa.

Luc Mayitoukou coordinated the Peccs (Creative and cultural enterprises promotion in Senegal) and is the chief administrative officer of Adafest (the distributors and festival directors association in Senegal).


Nadia Nkwaya (Rwanda / Belgium)

Nadia is the current Research Manager of Arterial Network. Political scientist, traditional dancer and photo agent, she holds a master degree in International Relations from the Université Libre of Brussels (ULB) and another in Project Management for Development from the Turin school of Development (ITC-ILO). Her areas of expertise are regional integration, arts in the African Great Lakes region, community art center management, research supervision with a focus on the African creative economy, cultural policies and freedom of creative expression and cultural diplomacy.


Mamadou NDIAYE (Mali)

Mamadou Ndiaye holds Masters in Production Management and Science of renewable energy, obtained at the Catholic University of Louvain (Belgium) and a degree in Management Engineering obtained at HEC Liège, still in Belgium. He currently leads the consulting firm IBC-Mali and is the initiator of the IBC-Group, a network of consulting firms present in eight countries in West and Central Africa.


Alpha Amadou Sy (Senegal)

Professor of Philosophy, author of several books on philosophy, aesthetics, cultural anthropology, and political issues, Alpha Sy is the animator of Café Philo. He is currently a philosophy professor at CRFPE St. Louis. He also manages the Organizing Committee of the “Fête Internationale du Livre de Saint-Louis”.


Youba Bathily (Mali)

Mr. Bathily holds a Master in Social Sciences (option: Sociology) from the University of Voronezh (Soviet Union). He also holds a Master of English and English ESOL of the University of Bristol Filton College in England. He obtained a Philosophy Doctorate in rural sociology at the Bristol University in 1998.

In 2001, he obtained a Postgraduate Certificate in Education and Training in Eastbourne College in England. Since 2010, he was Technical Advisor to the Ministry of Culture in the PADESC Programme (a European Union program). Since 2004, he is responsible for monitoring and evaluation of the Festival sur le Niger in Ségou. Mr. Bathily, who holds a certification from

Eastbourne College in Adult Learning ability, led numerous training. He is a trainer working with the Centre Kôrè, the CERCAD, BESSOC and CEDREF. He is a member of the African Association Consultants (ACA).


Ousmane Faye (Senegal)

Cultural operator for nearly twenty years in Senegal, Ousmane Faye is director of the Factory label in Dakar and director of the Mediator label (Omar Pene & Super Diamono Dakar). He is the artistic director of the festival ‘‘Banlieue Rythme’’ of Guédiawaye in the suburbs of Dakar. Ousmane Faye is also president of the Adafest, the Association of Art diffusers and Festivals of Senegal and representative of Arterial Network Africa.