Mouhamadou Moustapha Sow

ICQN-HESR Coordonnator

Dr Mouhamadou Moustapha SOW is a lecturer and researcher in contemporary history at the History Department of Cheikh Anta Diop University in Dakar, Senegal.

His research has focused, among other things, on the analysis of the complex relationship between local chieftaincy and colonial power in Fuladu (Casamance) and their impact on political organisations and partisan struggles in the region from 1867 to 1958.

Mr. SOW has also worked on post-colonial political crises, in particular that of December 1962, which is a major political episode in post-independent Senegal. He is also the author of several publications in national and international journals. 

Previously, Dr. SOW held several administrative positions, including Director of the National Centre for Scientific and Technical Documentation (CNDST) and Technical Advisor in Communication at the Ministry of Higher Education and Research (MHERI) between 2010 and 2017.   

Mr. SOW also holds a Higher Diploma in Journalism and Communication from the Centre for Studies in Information Science and Technology ( CESTI) in Dakar and a Certificate of Aptitude for Secondary Education (CAES) from the Teacher Training College (ENS) of Cheikh Anta Diop University (now the Faculty of Science and Technology of Education and Training).

Doctor SOW, better known under the pseudonym of Foyre (which means light or place of education in Fulani language), is since September 2022 Technical Advisor in communication to the Minister of Higher Education, Research and Innovation (MESRI) of Senegal. He is the Coordinator of the ADEA Inter-Country Quality Node for Higher Education and Scientific Research (ICQN-HESR).