The ambition of the RENF-SOCDEV project is to contribute to structuring the higher education and research system in Mali. It comes in response to a need for social science research into crisis environments.


  • Consolidate the capacities of the SOCDEV-society, culture and development master’s programme set up in 2017
  • Offer 3 additional teaching modules provided by lecturer-researchers from the sub-region (Senegal, Ivory Coast and Niger)
  • Allow student mobility as part of intensive research traineeships


  • Bamako University of Letters and Human Sciences, Mali, Prof Fatoumata Coulibaly
  • IRD (UMR IMAF): Dr Gilles Holder
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