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Cristina D’Alessandro, PhD

Professor Cristina De Alessandro joins School of International Relations and Diplomacy as an Affiliate Associate Professor of International Studies with wealth of experience in international research management as well as academia-industry linkages. Her cutting-edge scholarship and publication fits well with the School’s mission-international hub for research, teaching and scholarship.

Passionate Economic & Political Geography Scholar and Associate Professor with 15+ years of teaching and research experience aims to translate expertise in capacity building, political dynamics, leadership, economic development and governance in the developing world into a challenging new academic and research role. Offers a unique set of qualifications with expertise in the areas of political, economic, and urban geography, delivering courses at the postgraduate and undergraduate levels. Recognized as a brilliant academic through acceptance at prestigious institutions such as the Paris School of International Affairs (Sciences-Po), the University Bordeaux Montaigne in France, the University of Bergamo, and the University of Milan in Italy.With a strong academic and policy research background in political, economic, and urban geography, serves as an international consultant with various organizations and institutions, including ACBF, AfDB, UN-WOMEN, UNECA, UONGOZI Institute, BMW Foundation, & QNRF, delivering presentations, attending conferences, writing/ revising policy documents and reports, and serving as an expert and advisor across the globe.Research interests include:

Regional Integration and Regionalism in Africa

Relations Between Gulf Countries and African Countries

Natural Resource Governance In Africa

Political, Economic, and Territorial Governance

Urban Planning, Management, and Transformation

Institutional Capacity Building

SKILLS & STRENGTHS

Political Research & Analysis

Conference Presentations & Organization

High-Level Panels & Workshops

Leadership Training

Stakeholder Engagement

Capacity Building

Partnership Development

Report Generation

Policy Analysis

Facilitation & Teaching

Curriculum Development

Cross-functional Collaboration

ACADEMIC CAREER DEVELOPMENT

* SCIENTIFIC MANAGER,  Agence Nationale de la Recherche (ANR), Paris, France.  September  2017-Present

Within the Social Sciences Department, brings scientific capacities, especially in the area of inequalities, discrimination, innovation, and labour, contributing to the definition of scientific orientations and to the analysis of the impact of funding, more specifically under the framework of the Challenge #8 of the Agency, focusing on “Innovative, integrating and adaptive societies”.

  • Contributing to strategic and prospective thinking on these areas.
  • Nationally and internationally representing the Agency.

* SENIOR FELLOW, Centre on Governance, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Canada.  2015-Present

Within the Centre on Governance, participates to various research projects and programs on natural resource governance in Africa and in collaboration with number of institutions (Qatar National Research Fund, UNECA, etc.).

  • Currently working, with the Centre on Governance of the University of Ottawa on issues related to environmental protection and land use, natural resource governance, peace building and human security in Africa.
  • Currently researching governance and leadership processes, the effect of power across urban, peri-urban and environmentally protected areas, as well as regional integration and how territories impact real sectorial regional integration.

 * SENIOR FELLOW, Research Centre PRODIG, Université Paris 1 Panthéon Sorbonne, CNRS, France.  2016-Present

 * ASSISTANT PROFESSOR, Political and Economic Geography.   2005-2006/2007-2008, 2009-2013/2014-Present

 * ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR, Political and Economic Geography. 2015-Present

Paris School of International Affairs (Sciences-Po), Paris, France

Initially joined the Institut d’Etudes Politiques de Paris or “Sciences Po” as an Assistant Professor of Geography within the national program. In this capacity, delivered a variety of courses and launched several geography classes. In 2009, expanded role to teach as part of the international program, developing and delivering courses in political and economic geography.

  • Leveraged proficiency in French, Italian, and English to develop curriculum and deliver undergraduate and graduate level courses within the confines of the International Public Management, International Development, and Concentration in African Studies master programs.
  • Exploited personal research ventures and individual interests to identify gaps in existing curriculum, and produces and submits proposal to administration to outline and communicate course and subject matter relevance.
  • Delivered intensive oral prep classes to prepare students for competitive exams, as well as conducted lectures and seminars to a range of 20-100 students.
  • Collaborated with a colleague to teach the “African Urban Spaces” class, as well as to supplement curricula, and coordinate with teaching assistants to deliver curriculum within limitations of semester schedules.

* FIXED TERM ASSISTANT PROFESSOR, Geography. 2006-2008

Université Lyon 2 Lumière – Lyon, France

Hired by the university to teach undergraduate and master’s level geography classes for subjects ranging from social geography through to political, regional, and economic geography.

  • Undertook the development of course content for the Geography of Africa program, covering an array of territorial aspects and geographical processes.
  • Revitalized an international exchange program between the University of Lyon 2 and the University of Yaoundé 1 in Cameroon, enabling a graduate student and six undergraduate students to study and conduct research abroad.

 Additional experience includes:

  • Two years of teaching experience at the high school level at the Lycée Sainte Marguerite (Tours, France) and the Lycée Sainte Marie (Blois, France) (2009-2011).
  • Numerous visiting professor engagements, including at Sciences-Po Grenoble (2015-2016), the Università degli Studi di Milano (2014), the Université Catholique d’Angers (2011-2013), the Université Bordeaux 3 (2011-2012), the Università degli Studi di Bergamo in Italy (2012-2013), and the Université François-Rabelais de Tours, (2012-2013), teaching undergraduate and/or graduate courses on international relations, political and economic issues in Africa.
  • Two engagements as a trainer for high school teachers (2008, 2010-2011), and as a member of the Committee of Geography for the preparation for the national competitive exam at the Institut d’Etudes Politiques de Paris (2007-2008).
  • Two research positions with the UMR CITERES at the Université François-Rabelais (Tours, France) (2005-2006) and at the Parc Transfrontalier Niokolo-Badiar (Koundara, Guinea Conakry) (1996-1997).

 ADDITIONAL CAREER DEVELOPMENT

* PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR . June 2018-Present                                                                       

Qatar National Research Fund (QNRF) funded project. “Localizing Entrepreneurship Education in Qatar: QNV 2030 and Beyond” (NPRP10-1203-160007 # PRODIG)

This thee-year project is undertaken by Hamad Bin Khalifa University (HBKU) and in partnership with the Doha Institute for Graduate Studies. The project is aimed at developing and delivering a local entrepreneurship platform, based on local needs, strengths and traditions, to train and grow start-up entrepreneurs in Qatar. It will directly facilitate the expansion of a culture of entrepreneurship, in line with the Qatar National Vision (QNV) 2030. The project wants to harness the financial and in-kind resources of its partners, all locally based and steeped in local conditions, to buld supportive environments and capacity building tools to nurture and challenge entrepreneurship.

The specific work packages the PI is involved in are the following ones:

  • Mappings, scoping and gap analysis of entrepreneurship education ecosystem in Qatar and the Gulf
  • Engagement with stakeholders and data collection
  • Looking for a syntheses: ethics and law in entrepreneurial processes
  • Looking for a synthesis: building case studies and pilot studies for implementation.

 *SENIOR RESEARCHER – June 2016-June 2017                                                                                                      United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA) funded project                                                    “Engaging the Private Sector for Inclusive Extractive Industries and Sustainable Value Chains in Africa”.

The project endeavours to support the generation of new, locally-driven knowledge and the improved analysis of existing information on beneficiation, regional value-addition, allocation of resource rights and value chains, which can subsequently inform the design and deployment of effective governance programmes at the national and regional levels, public-private partnerships, and industrialization by enhancing the capacities for mineral policy design, understandings of mineral value chains, and the supporting of Africa’s natural resources sector as a key pillar for sustainable social and economic development. The project is carried out through the study and analysis of four country case studies: Ghana, Tanzania, Zambia, and Mozambique.  Case studies are allocated to consortium organization.

  • Contribute to the Zambia case study within the team at Centre on Governance (University of Ottawa), Canada.
  • Contribute to the Tanzania case study within the University of Warwick, United Kingdom.

*CONSULTANT    – February 2011-2015                                                                                                                            African Capacity Building Foundation (ACBF) – Harare, Zimbabwe

Approached by ACBF Senior Management and offered a role with this international organization dedicated to capacity building for governance and sustainable development in Africa. Currently augments academic role with involvement on the foundation’s knowledge and learning team.

  • Leverages strong communication skills to contribute to the production of the African Capacity Indicator Report (ACIR), ACBF’s flagship publication serving as part of the External Reference Group and reviewing papers, validating reports, and other knowledge products. Additionally provides contextual translation for various documents from English to French.
  • Plays a key role on several of the Foundation’s committees including:
    • The Policy Institutes Committee (PIC), which involves the directors of all policy institutes and think tanks sponsored by ACBF, providing directions on the policy research topics that African countries need or that would be useful for their socio-economic development. Organizes and leads meetings to analyze policies, pinpoint failures, and chart remediation strategies to help institutions strengthen policy.
    • The Strategic Studies Groups (SSGs), comprised of representatives of international institutions and multidisciplinary researchers and practitioners to send out international calls for proposals for key research.
    • The Technical Advisory Panel and Networks (TAPNET), a network of scholars and practitioners researching on the ACBF’s core thematic areas (now replaced by PIC and SSG).

* KNOWLEDGE MANAGEMENT EXPERT    – December 2013-August 2014                                                    African Capacity Building Foundation (ACBF) – Harare, Zimbabwe

Recruited to contribute to various projects and initiatives in the Knowledge & Learning Department (drafting and reviewing reports and policy documents, participating in conferences and workshops representing K&L and ACBF), as well as to advancing the knowledge component of the African Community of Practice on Managing for Development Results (AfCoP-MfDR).

  • Ensured effective delivery of MfDR knowledge products and services: writing and review of policy briefs, concept notes, reports and various knowledge products.
  • Hired and managed consultants moderating discussions and drafting knowledge products.
  • Prepared the yearly African Forum and other MfDR-related results.
  • Tasked to undertake to support online national CoPs and thematic groups, as well as engaging partners.

BOARD MEMBERSHIPS

  • Member of the Board of Trustees of the Silk Road Symphony Orchestra and Founder of the Callias Foundation.
  • Scientific Board Member, EspacesTemps.net, interdisciplinary journal of social sciences (net).
  • Member of the International Advisory Board of the Canadian Journal of Development Studies (http://www.tandfonline.com/toc/rcjd20/current#.VRD482b8WUc).
  • Member of the Editorial Board of the L’Espace politique (http://espacepolitique.revues.org/).
  • Member of the Editorial Board of the African Geographical Review (http://www.tandfonline.com/toc/rafg20/current).
  • Advisory Board Member, Qatar Foundation founded project NPRP 6-1272-5-160: “Governance of Natural Resource in Africa: advancing a Qatari Perspective and Economic Diversification”.
  • Responsible Leader, BMW Foundation.

EDUCATION

  • Habilitation à Diriger les Recherches (HDR) in Geography, December 2015, Université Bordeaux Montaigne, France
  • Post-Doctorate Studies in Geography, 2004-2005, West Virginia University – Morgantown, West Virginia, USA
  • PhD in Geography, 2004, Université François-Rabelais – Tours, France
  • A in Geography, 2001, Université François-Rabelais – Tours, France
  • A in Geography, 2000, Università degli Studi di L’Aquila – L’Aquila, Italy

 AWARDS

  • PSIA Fellowship Award for the Graduate School of Public and International Affairs of the University of Ottawa, 2016-2017
  • Price for Innovation in Geography, Association Française pour le Développement de la Géographie, 2012
  • Erasmus Professor Scholarship, 2008
  • Conseil Régional Post-Doctorate Scholarship, 2005
  • CITERES Research funding, 2000-2004
  • Socrates Student Scholarship, 1997-1998

LANGUAGES

French (Native Speaker); Italian (Native Speaker); English (Proficient)

 COURSES TAUGHT

COURSE TITLE (in the language in which the course was delivered) PROGRAM LEVEL HOURS YEARS UNIVERSITY
Gestion des ressources naturelles Master 3 ’16-’17 Catholic University of Central Africa (Yaoundé)
Economie sociale et solidaire et cooperation au développement Master 28 ’16-’17 Catholic University of Central Africa (Yaoundé)
Contemporary Environmental Policies PhD 2 ’16-’17 University of Milan
Géopolitique et territoires Master 8 ’16-’17 Sciences-Po Grenoble
Land Grab in Africa Summer School 3 ’15-’16 University of Cyprus
African Spaces Undergraduate 24 x 6 ’07-’08, ’09-’10, ’10-’11, ’11-’12, ’12-’13 & ’15-’16 Sciences-Po Paris
Geografia Regionale Undergraduate 10 ’14-’15 University of Milan
African Political & Economic Geography Graduate 24 ’11-‘12 Université Bordeaux Montaigne
African Urban Spaces (With Valerio Bini) Undergraduate 24 x 5 ’11-’12 & ’12-’13 Sciences-Po
Building Individual & Institutional Capacity in Africa Graduate 24 x 2 ’12-’13 & ’14-’15 Paris School of International Affairs
Spaces of Conflict Undergraduate 24 ’10-’11 Sciences-Po Paris
Geography of Environment & Tourism Graduate 15 ’13-’14 University of Bergamo
Powers, Poverty Reduction & International Relations In Africa Graduate 24 ’12-’13 University François Rabelais
Géographie du Politique Undergraduate 24 ’11-’12 Sciences-Po Paris
Géographie des Frontières Undergraduate 8 ’11-12 Catholic University Angers
Introduction à la Géographie Politique Graduate 10 ’12-’13 Catholic University Angers
La France en Villes Undergraduate 14 ’12-’13 Catholic University Angers
Epistémologie de la Géographie Undergraduate 8 ’12-’13 Catholic University Angers
Préparation au CAFEP de Géographie Undergraduate 8 ’11-12 Catholic University Angers
Géographie des Conflits Undergraduate 10 ’12-’13 Catholic University Angers
Géographie des Territoires Undergraduate 24 ’06-’07 University Lumière Lyon 2
Géographie Humaine II – Géographie Economique Undergraduate 24 ’06-’07 University Lumière Lyon 2
Préparation à l’agrégation et au CAPES de Géographie Undergraduate 10 x 2 ’06-’07 & ’07-’08 University Lumière Lyon 2
Géographie Régionale de la France Undergraduate 24 x 2 ’06-’07 & ’07-’08 University Lumière Lyon 2
Géographie Régionale hors Europe – Afrique Subsaharienne I Undergraduate 24 x 2 ’06-’07 & ’07-’08 University Lumière Lyon 2
Géographie Régionale hors Europe – Afrique Subsaharienne II Undergraduate 24 ’07-’08 University Lumière Lyon 2
Culture et Expression Undergraduate 24 ’06-’07 University Lumière Lyon 2
Enjeux Politiques de la Géographie Undergraduate 24 x 2 ’05-’06 & ’07-’08 Sciences-Po Paris
Organisation de l’espace Undergraduate 24 ’05-’06 University François Rabelais Tours
Déterminisme, Possibilisme et Approche Systémique: La Causalité en Géographie Undergraduate 24 ’01-’02 University François Rabelais Tours

PUBLICATIONS

  1. Books
  • Zulu L., D’Alessandro C. (eds.), 2018, Africa in the Post-2015 Development Agenda: From the MDGs to the SDGs. A Geographical Perspective, London, Routledge.
  • D’Alessandro C., Léautier F., 2016, Cities and Spaces of Leadership: A Geographical Perspective, London, Palgrave Macmillan.
  • Hanson K.T., D’Alessandro C. and Owusu F.Y. (eds.), 2014, Managing Africa’s Natural Resources. Capacities for Development, Basingstoke, Palgrave Macmillan.
  • Dagorn R.-E., Gabriel-Oyhamburu K., D’Alessandro-Scarpari C. et alii, 2008, Géopolitique Afrique et Moyen-Orient en fiches, Paris, Nathan, 180 p. et CD-Rom.
  • Dumont M., D’Alessandro-Scarpari C., 2007, La clé des villes, Paris, Le Cavalier Bleu Editions, 191 p.
  • D’Alessandro-Scarpari C., 2005, Géographes en brousse : un métissage spatial entre discours et pratiques (Préface de Denis Retaillé), Paris, L’Harmattan, 375 p.
  • Rémy E., November V., D’Alessandro-Scarpari C., Charvolin F. (dir.), 2005, Espaces, savoirs et incertitudes, Paris, Ibis Press, 206 p.
  1. Book Chapters
  • D’Alessandro C., (forthcoming), ‘Développement’, in: Mareï N., Richard Y. (eds.), Dictionnaire de la régionalisation du monde, Paris, Atlandes.
  • D’Alessandro C., Richard Y., (forthcoming), ‘Gouvernance’, in: Mareï N., Richard Y. (eds.), Dictionnaire de la régionalisation du monde, Paris, Atlandes.
  • Sever S.D., Tok M.E., and D’Alessandro C., (forthcoming), ‘Global Environmental Governance and the GCC: Setting the Agenda for Climate Change and Energy Security’, in: Pal L.A., Tok M.E. (eds.), Muslim Perspectives to Global Governance, London, Palgrave Macmillan.
  • D’Alessandro C., (forthcoming), ‘South South Cooperation in African Contexts: Its Contribution to Local Development and Urban Planning’, in: Polonenko L., Tok M.E., and Besada H. (eds), South South Cooperation, Bristol, Policy Press.
  • D’Alessandro C., Besada H., (forthcoming), ‘Shared Responsibility and Joint Accountability in Advancing the Post-2015 Development Agenda’, in: Modi R., Murphy C., Shaw T. and Yi-chong X. (eds), Handbook in Contemporary International Political Economy, London, Palgrave.
  • D’Alessandro C., (2017), ‘Resource Geographies in Urban Spaces. Insights from Developing Countries in the Post-2015 Era’, in: Besada H., Polonenko L., and Agarwal M. (eds), Did the MDGs work? Meeting Future Challenges with Past Lessons, Bristol, Policy Press, pp. 99-117.
  • Bini V. and D’Alessandro C., (2017), ‘Dream cities. I progetti di sviluppo immobiliare in Africa occidentale: investimenti, pianificazione, immaginari urbani’, in: Gusman A., Pennacini C. (eds), L’Africa delle città, Torino, Accademia University Press, pp. 155-166
  • D’Alessandro C., (2016), ‘When Nature Becomes a Resource: Spaces of Environmental Protection, Land Management and Development Issues in Francophone Africa”, in: Besada H. (ed), Governing Natural Resources for Africa’s Development, Oxford, Routledge, pp. 171-194.
  • D’Alessandro C., (2016), ‘Rafforzare le capacità per la trasformazione dell’agricoltura e la sicurezza alimentare in Africa’, in: Bini V., Vitale Ney M. (eds.), Alimentazione, cultura e società in Africa. Crisi globali, risorse locali, Milano, Ledizioni, pp. 141-159.
  • D’Alessandro C., (2015), ‘From Regional Integration to Regionalism in Africa: Building Capacities for the Post-MDGs Agenda’, in: Kararach G., Besada H., Shaw T.M. (eds.), Development in Africa. Refocusing the lens after the Millennium Development Goals, Bristol, Policy Press, pp. 261-292.
  • D’Alessandro, Hanson K., and Owusu F., 2014, ‘The Gas and Oil Sector in Ghana: The role of civil society and the capacity needs for effective environmental governance’, in: Hanson, K.T., D’Alessandro C. and Owusu, F.Y. (eds.) Managing Africa’s Natural Resources: Capacities for DevelopmentHoundmills, Basingstoke, Palgrave Macmillan, pp. 140-161.
  • Owusu F., D’Alessandro , and Hanson K., 2014, ‘Moving Africa beyond the resource curse: defining the “good fit” approach in natural resource management and identifying the capacity needs’, in: Hanson, K.T., D’Alessandro C. and Owusu, F.Y. (eds.) Managing Africa’s Natural Resources: Capacities for DevelopmentHoundmills, Basingstoke, Palgrave Macmillan, pp. 206-225.
  • Hanson K., Owusu F., and D’Alessandro, 2014, ‘Toward a coordinated approach to natural resource management in Africa’, in: Hanson, K.T., D’Alessandro C. and Owusu, F.Y. (eds.) Managing Africa’s Natural Resources: Capacities for DevelopmentHoundmills, Basingstoke, Palgrave Macmillan, pp. 1-14.
  • D’Alessandro-Scarpari C., 2014, « Du développement au renforcement des capacités : vers une autre géographie de l’Afrique », AFDG (http://www.umr-idees.fr/spip.php?article370).
  • D’Alessandro-Scarpari C., 2012, “Le metropoli africane, tracce di storia per oltrepassare la crisi. Appunti per una gestione alternativa dei territori urbani”, in: Bini V., Vitale Ney M. (a cura di), Incontri a margine. Culture urbane nell’Africa contemporanea, Milano, Franco Angeli, pp. 15-24.
  • D’Alessandro-Scarpari C 2010, « Une alternative (l’alter-développement) et un refus (l’anti-développement). La réponse de la géographie africaniste au tiers-mondisme », dans, Bouquet C., Les géographes et le développement. Discours et actions, Pessac, MSHA, pp. 239-252.
  • D’Alessandro-Scarpari C., 2008, « La géographie urbaine tropicale française en Afrique subsahairienne : une géographie

des villes ‘fantômes’ ? », dans, Velasco-Graciet H., Les tropiques des géographes, MSHA, Pessac, pp. 99-114.

  • Elmes G., Weiner D., D’Alessandro-Scarpari C., 2007, « Digital Earth », Rob Kitchin and Nigel Thrift (eds.), International Encyclopedia of Human Geography, Oxford, Elsevier.
  • D’Alessandro C., 2003, « Camille Vallaux », dans, Jacques Lévy, Michel Lussault (dir.), Dictionnaire de la géographie et de l’espace des sociétés, Paris, Belin, 1034 p., pp. 975-977.
  • Blais H., D’Alessandro-Scarpari C., 2003, « Géographie coloniale française », dans, Jacques Lévy, Michel Lussault (dir.), Dictionnaire de la géographie et de l’espace des sociétés, Paris, Belin, 1034 p., pp. 172-174.
  • D’Alessandro C., 2003, « Valeurs environnementales entre identité et conflit : le Parc National du Gran Sasso et des Monts de la Laga (Italie) », dans, Patrice Melé, Corinne Larrue et Muriel Rosemberg (coord.), Conflits et territoires, Tours, Presses Universitaires François-Rabelais, 224 p., pp. 83-101.
  1. Journal Articles/Research Papers (peer-reviewed)
  • Tok M.E., Olawuyi D.S., D’Alessandro C., (2018), “Advancing Clean Technology Entrepreneurship in the Middle East and North African (MENA) Region: Law, Education and Policy Imperatives”, Global Journal of Comparative Law, pp. 115-133.
  • D’Alessandro C., (forthcoming, 2018), “Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG), A promising sector in Sub-Saharan Africa? Prospects and opportunities for Qatar”, Centre on Governance Research Paper Series.
  • Onditi F., D’Alessandro C., (2017), “The Need for Good Enough Territorial and Economic Governance in South Sudan”, The Journal of Sustainable Development Law and Policy, Vol. 8, No. 2, pp. 1-25.
  • Bini V., D’Alessandro C., (2017), “New Spaces of Inequalities: Middle- and Upper-Class Real Estate Projects in West Africa”, Territorio, Politecnico di Milano, Franco Angeli, No. 81, pp. 31-33.
  • D’Alessandro C. (ed.), (2017), Dix ans de L’Espace politique. Géographie politique et géopolitique: état des lieux, special issue of L’Espace politique, vol. 32, n°2 (https://espacepolitique.revues.org/4325).
  • Tok M.E., D’Alessandro C., (2017), “The Khaleeji Mode of Development Cooperation”, Gulf Affairs, University of Oxford, Autumn, pp. 2-5.
  • Cheeseman N., Onditi F., and D’Alessandro C., (2017), “Women, leadership, and peace in Africa”, African Conflict & Peacebuilding Review, Vol. 7, No. 1, Spring, pp. 1-17.
  • Bini V., D’Alessandro C., (2017), “From Skylines to Skyscrapers Hubs in New Cities in Africa”, Géocarrefour, 91/2 (https://geocarrefour.revues.org/10174?lang=en#text).
  • D’Alessandro C., (2017), “Towards a Fluid and Multiscalar Governance of Extractive Resources in Africa”, The Journal of Sustainable Development Law and Policy, Vol. 8, No. 1, pp. 331-353 (http://docs.wixstatic.com/ugd/60b422_f3f90c420504436c82bbb4d0e957924c.pdf).
  • McSparren J., D’Alessandro C., (2017), “The Implementation of Trade Relations and Industry Standards: The Qatari National Development Strategy and the African Mining Vision”, Centre on Governance Research Paper Series, May (http://socialsciences.uottawa.ca/governance/sites/socialsciences.uottawa.ca.governance/files/cog_research_paper_01_17_en.pdf).
  • D’Alessandro C., Mohammed H.Y., (2017), “Africa’s contribution to Qatar’s diversification priorities in the immediate to long term”, Journal of Transnational Management, vol. 22, n°2, pp. 91-120.
  • D’Alessandro C. (2017), “Géographies accélérées du pétrole et du gaz en Afrique orientale”, Géoconfluences (http://geoconfluences.ens-lyon.fr/informations-scientifiques/dossiers-regionaux/afrique-dynamiques-regionales/articles-scientifiques/geographies-accelerees-petrole-gaz-afrique-orientale), published on January 9.
  • D’Alessandro C., Zulu L. (eds.), (2016), From MDGs to SDGs: Africa in the Post-2015 Development Agenda. A Geographical Perspective, special issue of the African Geographical Review, Routledge.
  • D’Alessandro C., Zulu L., (2016), “From MDGs to SDGs: Africa in the Post-2015 Development Agenda. A Geographical Perspective”, African Geographical Review, Routledge, November 14, pp. 1-18 (http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/19376812.2016.1253490).
  • D’Alessandro C., Hanson K.T., Kararach G., (2016), ‘Peri-urban agriculture in Southern Africa: miracle or mirage?’, African Geographical Review, October 4, pp. 1-24 (http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/19376812.2016.1229629).
  • D’Alessandro C., (2016), ‘Economic Diversification in Africa: What Can Gulf States Learn from African Countries?’, Centre on Governance Research Paper Series, No. 02 (https://socialsciences.uottawa.ca/governance/sites/socialsciences.uottawa.ca.governance/files/cog_research_paper_02_16_en.pdf).
  • D’Alessandro C., Bini V. (2016), “Hauts lieux et transformations urbaines des capitales africaines”, Géocarrefour, vol. 90, n°2, pp. 141-151.
  • D’Alessandro-Scarpari C., 2011, ‘Local territories, their powers and their actions: development as a weapon for peace’, World Journal of Science, Technology and Sustainable Development, Vol. 8, n°2, pp. 1-13.
  • D’Alessandro-Scarpari C. 2010, « Terrains africains, de la dénonciation au militantisme », L’Information géographique, vol. 74, n°1, pp. 55-62.
  • D’Alessandro-Scarpari C., Elmes G., Weiner G., 2008, « L’impérialisme numérique. Une réflexion sur les Peace Parks en Afrique australe », Géocarrefour, vol 83, n°1, pp. 35-44.
  • D’Alessandro-Scarpari C., 2006, « Montrer l’ailleurs africain : les géographes africanistes et l’iconographie », L’information géographique, vol 70, n°3, pp. 72-86.
  • D’Alessandro-Scarpari C., 2005, « Métissage spatial, spatialités métisses et africanité : une géographie des espaces africains », TIGR (Travaux de l’Institut de Géographie de Reims), n°121-122, pp. 7-31.
  • November V., D’Alessandro-Scarpari C., Rémy E., 2004, « Un lieu en controverse : une controverse qui fait lieu(x) », Norois, nº193, vol. 4, pp. 91-102.
  • Rémy E., November V., D’Alessandro-Scarpari C., 2004, « L’“espace” d’une controverse », net (http://espacestemps.net/document523.html).
  • D’Alessandro C., 2003, « Un regard sur la géographie coloniale française », Annales de Géographie, n°631, pp. 306-315.
  1. Policy Papers and Reports
  • D’Alessandro C., (forthcoming), ‘Smart Industrialization in the COMESA: Resource-Based Industrialization for Enhancing Regional Value Chains and Boosting Intra-African Trade’, in: COMESA, Third Annual Research Forum, Lusaka, COMESA.
  • D’Alessandro C., Besada H. (2016), ‘Industrial Policies in Ethiopia: Building Capacities for Private Sector Development and Structural Transformation’, AfCoP Case Study, n°14 (http://bit.ly/2armVRR).
  • Besada H., D’Alessandro C. (2016), ‘Local Content in Ghana’s Petroleum Industry: Capacity Gaps Hindering Effective Implementation’, AfCoP Case Study, n°17 (http://bit.ly/2aGn1FA).
  • D’Alessandro C., 2014, ‘State building through knowledge: Insights on the role of policy institutes in contemporary Africa’, Evaluation Matters, African Development Bank, November (Special Edition Celebrating 50 years), pp. 52-57.
  • Calandra L.-M., D’Alessandro C., 1997, Etude de géographie humaine de la Préfecture de Koundara, Koundara (Guinea).

 

  1. Conference Reports
  • D’Alessandro C., Hanson K., Kararach G., and Kiggundu M. (forthcoming), ‘Capacity Building, Leadership and Public Sector Reform in Africa: The Role of the African Capacity Building Foundation’, 2013 International Association of Schools and Institutes of Administration, Manama, Bahrain, 1-6 June 2013.
  • D’Alessandro-Scarpari C., 2005, ‘GIS and Society perspective on Digital Earth. A new digital imperialism?’Proceedings of the 2005 GISPLANET conferenceCR-ROM (ISBN: 972-97367-5-8)Estoril, Portugal, 30 mai- 2 juin 2005.

 

  1. Other publications (not peer-reviewed)
  1. * Book reviews
  • D’Alessandro-Scarpari C., 2009, N. Chabloz & J. Raout (dir.), Cahiers d’Etudes africaines, numéro spécial, Tourismes. La quête de soi par la pratique des autres, XLIX (1-2), 193-194 : James Campbell, Middle passages. African American Journeys to Africa, New York, Penguin, 2006, 514 p.
  • D’Alessandro-Scarpari C., 2009, N. Chabloz & J. Raout (dir.), Cahiers d’Etudes africaines, numéro spécial, Tourismes. La quête de soi par la pratique des autres, XLIX (1-2), 193-194 : Sylvain Guyot, Rivages zoulous. L’environnement au service du politique en Afrique du Sud, Paris IRD-Karthala, 2006, 263 p.
  • D’Alessandro-Scarpari C., 2008, Cahiers d’Etudes africaines, XLVIII (3), 191, pp. 636-639: Ben Wisner, Camilla Toulmin, Rutendo Chitiga (eds.), Towards a new map of Africa, London, Earthscan, 2005, 352 p.
  • D’Alessandro-Scarpari C., 2007, Annales de Géographie, n°657, p. 107 : Bernard Calas (dir.), De Dar es Salaam à Bongoland. Mutations urbaines en Tanzanie, Paris, Karthala, 2006, 389 p.
  • D’Alessandro-Scarpari C., Elmes G., Miller J. et Weiner D., 2006, Progress in Human Geography, octobre, vol. 30, n°5, pp. 675-677: Stanley D. Brunn, Susan L. Cutter, J.W. Harrington Jr (ed.), Geography and Technology, Dordrecht/Boston/London, Kluwer Academic Publishers, 2004, 649 p.

SELECTED ACADEMIC PRESENTATIONS

  • D’Alessandro C. (2017), ‘The Environmental Policy Transfer in the GCC: Setting the Agenda for Climate Change and Energy Security’. Presentation made at the 1st annual Energy Transitions Conference, hosted by Hamad Bin Khalifa University, Doha (Qatar), November 26th.
  • D’Alessandro C. (2016), ‘Development and Governance of Resources: Why Does Geography Matter for Peace and Conflicts? Lessons from Sub-Saharan Africa’. Presentation made at the Forum discussion on State Sovereignty and Conflicted Commons: Violence, Displacement, Cohabitation, hosted by the University of Cyprus, Nicosia (Cyprus), July 13th.
  • D’Alessandro C. (2016), ‘Natural Resource Governance and Economic Diversification in Africa: Strategies, Lessons and Challenges’. Public lecture as a public interview by Eric Champagne, made at the University of Ottawa, hosted by the Centre on Governance, Ottawa (Canada), June 29th.
  • D’Alessandro C. (2016), ‘The Chinese One Belt One Road Initiative and Its Consequences on Africa’. Presentation at the international conference Crises et mutations contemporaines. Approches géoéconomiques et géopolitiques, hosted by the Université de Reims, Reims (France), May 26th.
  • D’Alessandro C. (2016), ‘Spatial and Territorial Identity as a Peace Building Mechanism in African Contexts’. Presentation at the workshop Peace Education: Qatar’s Engagement in the Mapping of Policies, Programs and Resources in Africa, hosted by the Hamad bin Khalifa University, Qatar Faculty of Islamic Studies, Doha (Qatar), February 8th.
  • D’Alessandro C. (2014), ‘Towards a Human Geography of Leadership’, Royal Geographic Society Annual International Conference, London (United Kingdon), August 28th.
  • D’Alessandro C. (2013), ‘ACIR2012: Capacities, Human Geography and Development’. Presentation hosted by ACBF at the 2013 American Association of Geographers Annual Meeting, Los Angeles (California, USA), April 9th.
  • D’Alessandro C. (2012), ‘Rafforzare le capacità locali per la trasformazione dell’agricoltura e la sicurezza alimentare’. Presentation at the international conference Le ricchezze dell’Africa, hosted by the Università degli Studi di Milano, Milano (Italy), October 11th.
  • D’Alessandro C. (2011), ‘Territorial Governance as a Key to Controlling Resources and Countries’ Economies’. Presentation at the 2011 European Conference on African Studies, hosted by ACBF, Uppsala (Sweden), June 15th.
  • D’Alessandro C. (2010), ‘Le metropoli africane, tracce di storia per oltrepassare la crisi. Appunti per una gestione alternativa dei territori urbani’. Presentation at the international conference Le ricchezze dell’Africa, hosted by the Università degli Studi di Milano, Milano (Italy), April 14th.
  • D’Alessandro C. (2008), ‘Une alternative (l’alter-développement) et un refus (l’anti-développement). La réponse de la géographie africaniste au tiers-mondisme’. Presentation at the international conference “Géographie du développement”, hosted by the Université Bordeaux 3, Bordeaux (France), May 23rd.
  • D’Alessandro C. (2007), ‘La géographie urbaine tropicale française en Afrique subsahairienne : une géographie des villes ‘fantômes’ ?’. Presentation at the international conference “Tropicalités en gégraphie”, hosted by the Université Bordeaux 3, Bordeaux (France), January 24th.
  • D’Alessandro C. (2006), ‘Villes africaines en crise ?’. Presentation at the Meeting of the Réseau des Etudes africaines en France, hosted by the Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, Paris (France), December 1st.
  • D’Alessandro C. (2006), ‘Relative order and disorder in Sub-Saharan African cities’ and ‘Digital imperialism: creating new empires through the environmental protection’. Presentation at the 2006 Association of American Geographers Annual meeting, hosted by the West Virginia University Department of Geology and Geography, Chicago (Illinois, USA) April 8th-11th.
  • D’Alessandro C. (2006), ‘Showing the African elsewhere: iconography in French Africanist geography’. Presentation for the Department of Geography, hosted by the University of Cambridge, Cambridge (UK), February 22nd.
  • D’Alessandro C. (2005), ‘Geographical Fieldwork in Sub-Saharan Africa: an analysis between practices, imaginaries, memories and rhetoric’. Presentation for the Department of Geology and Geography, hosted by West Virginia University, Morgantown (USA), April 29th.
  • D’Alessandro C. (2005), ‘Digital Earth and digital imperialism’. Presentation at the 2005 Association of American Geographers Annual Meeting, hosted by the West Virginia University Department of Geology and Geography, Denver (Colorado,USA), April 8th.
  • D’Alessandro C. (2005), ‘Géographes en brousse. Le terrain et la dénonciation des espaces africains problématiques’. Presentation at the international conference « Géographie, exploration et colonisation », hosted by the Université Bordeaux 3, Bordeaux (France), October 13th.
  • D’Alessandro C. (2004), ‘De la Côte d’Ivoire à Madagascar en passant par le Cameroun : parcours de femmes géographes sur des terrains africains au Sud du Sahara’. Presentation at the international conference « Genres, développement et territoires », hosted by the Ecole Normale Supérieure de Lyon, Lyon (France), March 25th.
  • D’Alessandro C. (2003), ‘Géographes en brousse’. Presentation at the Rendez-vous de l’histoire de Blois, Blois (France), October 18th.

RESEARCH PROJECTS

  • 2005-2006: « Mettre les concepts en débats ou comment construire autrement un lexique interdisciplinaire sur l’espace »research contract, UMR CITERES (Centre Interdisciplinaire CItés, Territoires, Environnement et Sociétés), (5,000€).
  • 2004-2005: « Protection environnementale transfrontalière et participation citoyenne au Sud de l’Afrique : le Great Limpopo Transfrontier Park et le rôle des SIG »(Environmental transboundary protection and citizen participation in Southern Africa : the Great Limpopo Transfrontier Park and the role of GIS), research financed by University François Rabelais Tours (20,000€).
  • 2004-2005 : « Appliquer à Digital Earth une perspective de GIS and Society» (GIS and Society perspectives on Digital Earth), research financed by West Virginia University (5,000€).
  • 1996-1997 : research in internship« La géographie humaine du Parc Transfrontalier Niokolo-Badiar (Guinée Conakry) »research contact, European Community (Projet Bassins-Versants) (7,000€).

CONSULTING ENGAGEMENTS

Not Including Presentations:

  • Makerspece Initiative “Green Economy, Business, and Entrepreneurship in Qatar”, Marc 28th-29th 2018, sponsored by Hamad Bin Khalifa University.
  • Impact Session “Maghreb Economic Forum”, October 3rd 2016, Tunis, Tunisia, sponsored by the BMW Foundation and the Maghreb Economic Forum.
  • 7th BMW Foundation Global Table on “A New Social Contract: The Responsibility to Prevent Failure”, September 29th-October 2nd 2016, Sidi Bou Said, Tunisia, sponsored by the BMW Foundation.
  • 1st Berlin Global Forum on “Europe and the Emerging Economies: Sharing responsibilities”, November 13th 2015, Berlin Westhafen, sponsored by the BMW Foundation.
  • 5th BMW Foundation Global Table on “Limited Resources – Opportunities Without Borders. Challenges for East Africa”, September 10th-13th 2015, Ngorongoro Conservation Area, Tanzania, sponsored by the BMW Foundation.
  • Ad hoc Expert Group Meeting to review “The Impact of Illicit Financial Flows on Domestic Resource Mobilization: Optimizing Africa’s Mineral Resources”, July 6th-7th 2015, United Nations Conference Centre, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, sponsored by the UNECA Macroeconomic Policy Division and African Minerals Development Centre.
  • Ad hoc Expert Group Meeting to review the AGR-IV background paper, February 26th 2015, United Nations Conference Centre, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, sponsored by the UNECA Macroeconomic Policy Division.
  • Ad hoc Expert Group Meeting to review a paper on “Corruption and public procurement systems: the case of the infrastructure sector in Africa”, February 25th 2015, United Nations Conference Centre, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, sponsored by the UNECA Macroeconomic Policy Division.
  • High-level leadership roundtable Forum on “The Future of East African Cities: How Do we Want to Live in 2050?”, February 19th-20th 2015, Hyatt Regency The Kilimanjaro Hotel, Dar-es-Salaam, Tanzania, sponsored by UONGOZI Institute (panelist of a moderated panel discussion on ‘Shaping our Urban Futures’).
  • Africa for Results Forum & AfCoP Annual Meeting, December 2nd-6th 2013, Meikles Hotel, Harare, Zimbabwe, sponsored by AfDB.
  • Inaugural Meeting of the Policy Institutes Committee, June 13th-14th 2013, Intercontinental Addis Hotel, Addis Ababa (Ethiopia): chair the session ‘2014 ACIR: Regionalism and Economic Integration’, sponsored by ACBF.
  • 2013 ACIR Official Launch and High Level Forum, Best Western Premier Hotel Airport, Accra (Ghana), March 22nd 2013, sponsored by ACBF.
  • 2012 ACIR Book Launch, Hyatt Regency London-The Churchill Hotel, London (UK), April 3rd 2012, sponsored by ACBF.
  • ACI 2012 Validation Workshop, Ramada Plaza Hotel, Tunis (Tunisia), January 19th-20th (2012), sponsored by ACBF.
  • Summer 2012: peer-review of 4 background papers for the ACIR 2013, ACBF.
  • Summer 2011: peer-review of 5 background papers for the ACIR 2012, ACBF.

Including Presentations:

  • D’Alessandro C. (2017), ‘Smart Industrialization in the COMESA: Resource-Based Industrialization for Enhancing Regional Value Chains and Boosting Intra-African Trade’, 3rd COMESA Annual Research Forum, hosted by COMESA and ACBF, Kigali (Rwanda), June 29th.
  • D’Alessandro C. (2016), ‘Une réflexion sur les bienfaits du développement local dans les regions périphériques africaines’, Rencontres de Géopolitique critique: l’Afrique et le post-colonial, hosted by Modus operandi and the Institut de Géographie Alpine, Grenoble (France), March 17th.
  • D’Alessandro C. (2015), ‘Leadership in a Globalized World: An Academic Perspective’, side event for the launch of the book Leadership in a Globalized World by Frannie Léautier, published by Palgrave, side event of the Finance for Development (FFD) Conference, UNECA, Addis Ababa (Ethiopia), July 11th.
  • D’Alessandro C. (2014), ‘The Political Impact of Think Tanks in Africa: Some Insights from ACBF-Supported Think Tanks’, ACBF Brown Bag Seminar, Harare (Zimbabwe), July 11th.
  • D’Alessandro C. (2014), ‘The Knowledge Component of AfCoP’ (Opening statement), Africa Platform for Results Learning and Planning Events, hosted by ACBF and AfDB, Tunis (Tunisia), May 13th.
  • D’Alessandro C. (2014), ‘The AfCoP Knowledge Products: the AfCoP Case Studies’, The Gender for Results Training and Knowledge Event of the Africa for Results Initiative, hosted by ACBF and AfDB, Tunis (Tunisia), April 10th.
  • D’Alessandro C. (2014), ‘The Knowledge component of AfCoP and AfCoP Knowledge Products’, The Youth for Results Training and Knowledge Event of the Africa for Results Initiative, hosted by ACBF and AfDB, Tunis (Tunisia), April 4th.
  • D’Alessandro C. (2013), ‘Rationalisation des adhésions multiples aux Communautés Economiques Régionales’. Presentation at the Launch of the 2013 African Capacity Indicator Report and High Level Forum, hosted by the Institut de Développement Economique (IDEC) du Burundi, Bujumbura (Burundi), September 27th.
  • D’Alessandro C. (2013), ‘2013ACIR: Next Steps and Way Forward’. Presentation at 2013 the Africa Capacity Indicator Report Validation Workshop, hosted by ACBF, Dar-es-Salaam (Tanzania), February 7th.
  • D’Alessandro C. (2011), ‘Building Capacities addressing African Social Vulnerability’. Presentation at the 7th ACBF TAPNETs meeting, hosted by ACBF, Yaoundé (Cameroon), November 22nd.
  • D’Alessandro C. (2011), ‘Local Territories, Their Powers and Their Actions: Development as a Weapon for Peace’. Presentation at the ACBF 20th Anniversary, hosted by ACBF, Kigali (Rwanda), February 9th.
  • D’Alessandro C. (2011), ‘Building Capacities from the Local-Level for Sustainable Gender Equality’. Presentation at the High Level Symposium on “Sustaining Responses to Gender Equality in West Africa”, hosted by UNWOMEN, Accra (Ghana), September 14th.