Three Books by Djibril Diop
Book Presentation and Dedication
On Thursday December 6, 2012, WARC was once again the venue for the presentation of publications relevant to current concerns in Senegal and the region. More than 35 people attended the presentation of the following books, all by noted Senegalese scholar, Djibril Diop.
• Urbanisation et Gestion du Foncier à Dakar (L’Harmattan Senegal 2012)
• Les Régions a l’Epreuve de la Régionalisation au Senegal: Défis et Perspectives (L’Harmattan Senegal 2012)
• Décentralisation et Gouvernance Locale au Senegal: Quelle Pertinence pour le Développement Local (L’Harmattan Senegal 2006)
Mr. Djibril Diop is a Senegalese scholar currently teaching in Canada. He graduated from University Gaston Berger in Saint Louis, Senegal before completing his Ph.D. in France. His research focuses essentially on urbanization, decentralization, territorial management, local government and local populations’ empowerment.
All three books presented focus on the macrocephalia of the Senegalese capital, Dakar, the resulting drift from the land and the scarcity of investment opportunities for the other regions in Senegal.
The statistics provided, particularly in the book dealing with urbanization and land grab issues in Dakar help the reader understand all the various development problems concentrated in Dakar: high poverty and unemployment rates, especially among the youth, money laundering though investment in the building sector, and the need for improved planning of the urban space.
Meanwhile, the walls of the future DAART building are steadily going up at WARC.