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Andre Chappatte
socio-cultural anthropologist , Research Institute
Berlin, Germany
French,English and Bambara speaker; expert in issues of decentralisation, political Islam, rural-ruban migration, inequalities, social mobility and youth culture in Mali and Ivory Coast especially and other West African Muslim societies in general, SOAS PhD holder, 37 years old, Swiss citizen with 3 years of fieldwork experience in Mali and Ivory Coast. Can relocate within 3 months.
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Area of Expertise:
  • Agriculture, Livelihoods, Microfinance, Rural
  • Government/Governance, Reforms
  • Monitoring, Evaluation, Policy, Research, Analysis
  • Private Sector, Social Enterprise, Corporate Social Responsibility
  • Social, Education, Gender, Youth, Child
Professional Experience:
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1. PhD in Social Anthropology, School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), United Kingdom, October 2007 – January 2013.
I was upgraded PhD student at the first attempt to pass the MPhil oral examination. I undertook 18 months fieldwork in southwest Mali. I was awarded the degree of PhD in January 2013.
•Walking an earthly path; everyday Islam in Bougouni, a town of southwest Mali (PhD dissertation)
•This PhD was financed by a Full time Fellowship for Prospective Researcher awarded by the Swiss National Science Foundation (2009-2012).

2.Intensive private language training in Bamanakan, Bamako, October 2008 – December 2008
The teacher was Mohamed Larabi Diallo, linguist and lecturer at the University of Bamako
•This language training was financed by the SOAS Additional Award for Fieldwork Grant.

3. Master of Science in Social Anthropology, London School of Economics (LSE), United Kingdom, September 2006 – September 2007
•Being Ivorian: ethnic groups, ethnicity, and nationalism in Côte d’Ivoire (Msc. dissertation)
•I was accepted with a Graduate Merit Award.

4. Bachelor and Master of Science in Sociology with a minor in Sciences of Environment, University of Geneva, Switzerland, November 2000 – September 2005
The Master dissertation was based on a 6 months fieldwork in the rural commune of Fama in southeast Mali.
•Chefferie traditionnelle et conseillers communaux dans la commune rurale de Fama (Région de Sikasso, Mali) : la parenté comme élément de dialectique (Msc. Dissertation)
•This project was financed by the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation in Mali.
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    Years of Experience:
    5-10 years
    Highest Qualification:
    English, French, Spanish, Bambara
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