PhD Candidates

Alvin ATEBA ANGONI, PhD candidate, Yaounde II University (alvinateba@yahoo.fr)

Alvin ATEBA holds a research Master degree in political science from the Yaoundé II University. He is currently working at the Center for Research in Administrative and Political Dynamics (CERDAP) of the same university as a PhD candidate in political science. Member of the Friedrich Ebert’s Foundation and medias consulting in Yaoundé, Alvin ATEBA is interested in issues related to the international studies and the political economy of development. In addition, as a volunteer, he took part in the reflections for the setting-up of the school of “Hautes Etudes de la Gouvernance Territoriale et de la Decentralisation” (HE-GTD), and the incubator of young projects “Boosting Cameroon.” Within the framework of R4D project, Alvin ATEBA is preparing a PhD, suprevised by Professor Fabien NKOT, and in cotutelle with the universities of Geneva, Lausanne and Alassane Ouattara of Bouaké. His work focus on the hybridization of the development policies in Cameroon, taking as a case study the policies of social housing. He is currently woking on papers on the socio-economic scope of the Cameroonian structuring projects, on the interdependent economy of the associative networks, and finally on the economic relevance of the informal sector in Cameroon.

 

René Faustin BOBO BOBO, PhD candidate, Yaounde II University (bobofaustini@yahoo.fr)

Bobo Bobo Rene Faustin holds Research Masters degree in political science from the university of Yaoundé 2 (Soa). He is actually a researcher at the center of study and research in administrative dynamics and politics (CERDAP) at the University of Yaoundé 2 (Soa). As a PhD candidate, he carries out research within the framework of the R4D project “The Developmental State Strikes Back? The Rise of New Global Powers and African States’ Development Strategies”. His main fields of interest are political sociology and political anthropology. His research explores particularly issues linked to the political strategies of development of African states and their dynamics of resilience. He is also interested in questions related to the political participation of ethnic minorities and indigenous people.

 

Fahiraman Rodrigue KONE, PhD candidate, Alassane Ouattara University of Bouaké (rodriguefahiraman@gmail.com)

Fahiraman Rodrigue KONÉ is a PhD student in sociology with the UNESCO Chair in Bioethics (CUB) of the University of Alassane Ouattara. Since February 2018, Mr. KONÉ has been working on a doctoral thesis under a regional program titled « The Developmental State Strikes Back? The Rise of New Global Powers and African States’ Development Strategies. » His doctoral research is under the direction of Professor Francis AKINDES and focuses on The Ivorian Sate Energy policy since 2011. Mr KONÉ holds a master’s degree in Sociology. He successfully defended his Mater’ thesis on the research: “Horizontal inequalities and community violence in Côte d’Ivoire from 1993 à 1999”. From 2005 to 2012, he worked for the “Centre de Recherche et d’Action pour la Paix (CERAP)” based in Abidjan. In this institution he firstly held the position of Program Officer, Secondly Coordinator of Education Programs for Citizenship and Peace and thirdly Head of the Social Prospective Laboratory (LAPS). He has accumulated rich experience in the field of conflict analysis and resolution (community and political) in Côte d’Ivoire. From October 2012 to September 2014 he worked in Abidjan as a Program Officer for Freedom House, a US human right NGO based in Washington. Its action was aimed at providing technical support to Ivorian human rights defenders on the issues of reconciliation and transitional justice in post-crisis reconstruction.

 

Alex Sylvestre Roméo N’GORAN, PhD Candidate, Alassane Ouattara University of Bouaké (ngoranalexromeo@gmail.com)

Alex Sylvestre Romeo N’GORAN is a PhD student in sociology associated with the UNESCO Chair of Bioethics (CUB) at Alassane Ouattara University. He holds a master’s degree in sociology option in economics, governance and development as part of a research program run jointly by the CUB and the Research Institute for Development (IRD). Since February 2018, he has been working on a thesis as part of the program “The Developmental State Strikes Back? The Rise of New Global Powers and African States Development Strategies. His doctoral research is carried out under the direction of Professor Francis AKINDES and revolves around the social housing and economic housing policy implemented by the Ivorian government since 2011.