Julio Santos| Paula Frassinetti College of Education Portugal
Júlio G. P. Santos currently works as a Visiting Researcher at the Paula Frassinetti School of Education in Porto, Portugal, where he coordinates the "Center for Global Education and Cooperation". He was an external collaborator at the Faculty of Psychology and Educational Sciences of the University of Porto (2018-2022), working on global citizenship education, education and development and education in emergencies. He is a researcher at the Centre for African Studies at the University of Porto, and holds a BA (University of Minho, 1982) in Teaching French and Portuguese and an MA (1996) and PhD in Education (2001 University of Sussex, UK). He has taught in Slovakia, France and Angola. Since 2001, Júlio has been coordinating technical assistance for cooperation programs in Guinea-Bissau, Angola and Cape Verde, and has worked as a consultant for UNICEF (Timor Leste), Save the Children, ADRA (Angola), JRS (Malawi and Mozambique), IIEP/UNESCO and World Vision International. He is a member of the Lusophone Network for the Right to Education (RELUS) and of the Scientific Council of the Ubuntu Leaders Academy, and has been a member of the INEE Education Policy Working Group and the INEE/Dubai Cares Ecubed (Evidence on Education in Emergencies) Evaluation Committee. His research focuses on education, aid and development, curriculum innovation in the Global South, education in small states, global citizenship education and education in emergencies (with particular emphasis on refugee education, conflict-sensitive education and disaster education).
Maguette Dieng| Faculty of Science and Technology of Education and Training (FASTEF) UCAD Senegal
Pr Maguette Dieng is Head of the Romance Languages Department at the Faculty of Education and Training Sciences and Technologies (FASTEF). She is also head of the pedagogical animation office of the Pedagogical Affairs Department of the Rectorate of Cheikh Anta Diop University in Dakar. Her fields of research cover contemporary Spanish literature, the didactics of Spanish as a foreign language and university digital pedagogy.
Adama Diallo| Global Education Cluster
Adama Diallo, child protection specialist and education advocate, brings a wealth of international experience to the table. Starting out in the field of community capacity building, his career spans several continents - Europe, the United States and Africa - and several sectors. After a transformative career as an English teacher in France, Mr. Diallo used his expertise to head up the regional child protection support service for the Global Child Protection Area of Responsibility (led by UNICEF). His tenure at Save The Children International as Education Cluster Coordinator in multiple contexts testifies to his commitment to strategy development and inter-institutional coordination in crisis situations. Currently, as a coordination specialist with the Global Education Cluster, Mr. Diallo continues to champion education in emergencies and strengthen cross-sector collaboration. He holds several master's degrees from world-renowned institutions such as Université Paris-Est Créteil and Université Laval.
Daouda Maingari, Senior Lecturer at the École Normale Supérieure, University of Yaoundé I Cameroon
Professor MAINGARI Daouda teaches pedagogy, general psychology, inclusive education and educational psychology at the Ecole Normale Supérieure in Yaoundé and at the Faculty of Education, where he has also been Head of the Curriculum and Evaluation Department since July. Trained between 1985 and 1989 at the University of Yaoundé, then in Strasbourg and Rouen in France from 1989 to 1994, where he obtained his DEA and Doctorate in Education Sciences. In addition to his teaching activities, Professor Maingari was Cultural Counsellor at the Cameroonian Embassy in Brussels for over a decade. He developed and strengthened university cooperation between Belgium and Cameroon. He is also interested in diaspora and migration issues, particularly the brain drain. He is the author of three books and numerous articles on educational issues and the brain drain. He has supervised ten doctoral theses and over 60 Master's theses.
Paul Ngor Mack Ndour|Faculty of Science and Technology of Education and Training (FASTEF) UCAD Senegal
Dr Paul Ngor Mack NDOUR holds a PhD in Portuguese, Brazilian and Portuguese-speaking African literature from the University of Paris 4 Sorbonne, which he obtained in 2013. A research lecturer in the Romance Languages Department at the Faculty of Education and Training Sciences and Technologies (FASTF-UCAD), he is Director of the Laboratory for the Didactics of Languages and Human Sciences (LaDiLaSH) - FASTEF. He is also a General Inspector of Education and Portuguese Training (IGEF) at Senegal's Ministry of Education.
Her research focuses on the didactics of Portuguese as a foreign language and contemporary Portuguese literature. He is the author of several publications in the field of Portuguese didactics and contemporary Portuguese literature. It offers interesting prospects for collaboration in the ESU. As a specialist in language didactics, her experience will make a major contribution to intercultural understanding and effective communication, all of which are fundamental to developing inclusive and sustainable solutions in these sensitive contexts.
Fernando Ilidio Ferreira| Institute of Education (IE) University of Minho Portugal
Associate Professor at the University of Minho (UMinho), Portugal, integrated into the Department of Social Sciences of Education and the Child Studies Research Center (CIEC), a research and development unit of the FCT (Foundation for Science and Technology, Portugal), of the UMinho Institute of Education, of which he is currently a member of the Steering Committee and the Evaluation Committee.
UMinho's Institute of Education, where he is currently a member of the Board of Directors and the Scientific Commission. He holds a doctorate in child studies from UMinho, a master's degree in education from the University of Porto, and a diploma in early childhood and primary education from UMinho.
His expertise in analyzing social dynamics and educational policies provides invaluable insights for developing concerted, effective approaches to the challenges encountered in these delicate situations.