Applied sociology career spotlight: NGOs

Senegal-born sociologist Moustapha Diou began his career as a researcher for UNESCO. He then took an academic position in the USA, where he worked for 24 years, but he returned to Senegal as an applied sociologist.

applied-sociology-career-ngoDiou was appointed an advisor to the Prime Minister, and he will act as president of the Millennium Challenge Account. He heads a half-billion-dollar economic development project. His focus is on improving social infrastructure, from transportation, education, health care and bolstering equality in the agricultural sector. Diou says:

“One of the major problems we have with regard to poverty is its feminisation.”

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