CURRICULUM VITAE- Mohammed Saleh

29 11 2009

CURRICULUM VITAE

Name: Mohamed Ahmed Saleh

Place of Birth: Zanzibar, Tanzania

Address: 4 Square Théodore Judlin, 75015 Paris, France
Tel/Fax: (+33) 01 47 34 01 44 Mobile: (+33) 06 09 83 69 57
E-mail: Mohamed.Saleh@wanadoo.fr

Academic Background:

Doctorate Candidate in Social Anthropology.

Diplôme d’Etudes Approfondies <> (Post-Graduate Diploma: First year of PhD.), Ecoles des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales, (E.H.E.S.S), Paris; Field of Study: Social Anthropology and Ethnology, (1995).

Diplôme de l’Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales (equivalent to a Masters Degree), Paris; Field of Study: Social Anthropology and Ethnology, (1992).

Licence ès Sciences Sociales (B.A. degree in Social Sciences), Institut d’Etudes Sociales (I.E.S) de l’Institut Catholique de Paris, (1988).

Diplôme de l’Institut d’Etudes Sociales de l’Institut Catholique de Paris, (Diploma of the second year of University), Institut d’Etudes Sociales (I.E.S.) de l’Institut Catholique de Paris, (1986).

Diplôme de Langue et Civilisation Française (Diploma of French Language and Civilisation), Institut Catholique de Paris, (1982).

Primary and Secondary School Education: Zanzibar, Tanzania.

Academic Societies

Member (since 2000) of Academic Research Group: « Société des Africanistes », Musée du Quai Branly, Paris, France.

Member of ANR Swahili Research Group of University of Bordeaux, Pessac, France

Member (from 1996 to 2000) of Academic Research Group: G.D.R 115 of the National Centre for Scientific Research (C.N.R.S) “Plural Societies of Eastern Africa”, Paris, France.

Languages:

English (written and spoken)
French (written and spoken)
Kiswahili (mother tongue)
Other Training:

Human Rights Course, Danish Centre for Human Rights, Copenhagen, Denmark, March 2000.

“Seminar on Self-Determination and Conflict Transformation/Resolution”, organised by Un-represented Nations and Peoples’ Organisation (UNPO) – Centre UNESCO de Catalunya – Pax Romana – Saami Council; United Nations, Geneva, July 2000.

Publications:

“The Impact of Religious Knowledge and the Concept of Dini Wal Duniya in Urban Zanzibari Life-Style”, in Kjersti Larsen (Editor), Knowledge, Renewal and Religion (ISBN: 978-91-7106-635-0), Nordic African Institute, Upsalla, Sweden: 2009.

“Zanzibar au-delà des mers: l’importance de la diaspora insulaire” in Bernardie-Tahir Nathalie (ss.dir.), L’autre Zanzibar, Géographie d’une contre-insularité, Ades-Dymset-Ifra-Karthala, Pessac, Nairobi, Paris, 2008.

« Les Comoriens de Zanzibar et le culte des esprits kibuki malgaches » in Didier Nativel et Faranirina V. Rajaonah, Madagascar et l’Afrique – Des liens et des appartenances historiques, Karthala, Paris, 2007, p. 425-437.

« Les investissements des Zanzibaris à Kariakoo », in Bernard Calas, De Dar Es Salaam à Bongoland, Ades-Dymset-Ifra-Karthala, Pessac, Nairobi, Paris, 2006, p. 353-368.

“Going With the Times: Conflicting Swahili Norms and Values Today”, in Pat Caplan and Farouk Topan (editors), Swahili Modernity: identity, culture, and politics on the East Coast of Africa, Africa World Press, USA, 2004.

“Tolerance, Principal Foundation of Cosmopolitan Society of Zanzibar”: in Journal of Cultures of the World, UNESCO Centre of Catalunya, Barcelona, 2002.

“Various case studies”, in Annick Renaud-Coulon, Universités d’Entreprise et Instituts d’Entreprise: Evaluation et comparaison internationale, 3 volumes, Annick Renaud-Coulon Conseil, Paris, 2001.

“Various entries” on Tanzanian populations and languages, in Jean-Christophe Tamisier (ed.), Dictionnaire des Peuples : Sociétés d’Afrique, d’Amérique, d’Asie et d’Océanie, Larousse, Paris, 1998.

“L’enjeu des traditions dans la communauté comorienne de Zanzibar”, in Françoise Le Guennec-Coppens & David Parkin (editors), Autorité et pouvoir chez les Swahili, Karthala, Paris, 1998, p. 213-239.

“L’économie de Zanzibar”, in Colette Le Cour Grandmaison et Ariel Crozon (eds.), Zanzibar Aujourd’hui, Karthala-IFRA, Paris, 1998, p. 151-168.

“Portrait d’un pêcheur traditionnel Zanzibari” in Colette Le Cour Grandmaison et Ariel Crozon (eds.), Zanzibar Aujourd’hui, Karthala-IFRA, Paris, 1998, p. 237-239.

“Le concept de tolérance en Kiswahili : Patience, humilité et dépassement moral”, in Paul Siblot (coordinator), Dire la tolérance, UNESCO-Praxiling, UNESCO, 1997, p. 65-66.

“Zanzibar et le monde Swahili”, in Afrique contemporaine N° 177, January – March 1996, La documentation Française, Paris, p. 17-29.

“La communauté zanzibari d’origine comorienne. Premiers jalons d’une recherche en cours”, in Islam et sociétés au sud du Sahara N° 9, November 1995, Maison des Sciences de l’Homme (M.S.H), Paris, p. 203-210.

(Co-author with Salha Hamdani), Connaissez-vous la Tanzanie ?, Association des Amitiés Franco-Tanzaniennes, Paris, 1991.

Various articles for Urafiki-Tanzania: published quarterly by the Franco-Tanzanian Friendship Association, Paris.

Book Reviews

Review of Pascal Baquez (collectés, traduits et présentés par), “Contes swahili de Kilwa : Hadithi za kiswahili kutoka Kilwa. Contes bilingues, Paris, L’Harmattan, 2000, (La Légende des Mondes), in Cahiers d’Etudes africaines, XLIII (3), 171, 2003 pp. 668-669.

Review of Michael N. Pearson’s book: “Port Cities and Intruders. The Swahili Coast, India, and Portugal in the Early Modern Era”, The John Hopkins University Press, Baltimore and London, 1998, in the International Journal of African Historical Studies (IJAHS), Boston University, Volume 33, 1, 2000, p. 14-15.

Unpublished Works:

Le Développement de la Tanzanie : Rôle du Fonds Monétaire International <> et de la Banque Mondiale <>, (The Development of Tanzania: the role of the International Monetary Fund <> and the World Bank <>), Paris: 1986, 112 pages (Thesis for Diploma at the Institute of Social Studies, Catholic Institute, Paris).

Les Pêcheurs de Zanzibar : Transformations socio-économiques et permanence d’un système de représentation, (The Fishermen in Zanzibar: Socio-Economic Transformations and Continuity of a system of representation <>), Paris, 1995, 114 pages (Thesis for Post-Graduate Diploma, 1st year of PhD., <>, at the Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales (E.H.E.S.S); Field of Study: Social Anthropology and Ethnology).

Conferences:

Antopologando, convegno international sull’origine della favola, 26, March 2009. Presented a paper «Kibuki Spirits: Therapy and Social Mobility in Zanzibar and among the Swahili», Pesaro, Italy,

Round-table: Swahili VII: Past and Present of Swahili Trans-Local Connections Within and Between Boundaries. 11 May – 13 May 2007. Presented a paper «Swahili Elites and the Concept of Long Distance Nationalism within the Diaspora », University of Urbino, Italy.

Round-table: Swahili VI: Knowledge, Renewal and Religion. 31 March – 02 April 2005. Presented a paper «Religious Knowledge and the Conceptualisation of Zanzibari Urban Lifestyle», Museum and University of Oslo, Norway.

Round-table: Africa and Madagascar, November 2004: Presented a paper « Les Esprits Malgache entre le basin de l’océan Indien et l’Arabie », University of Paris – Tolbiac.

Anglo-French Round Table, Swahili V: The Swahili and Modernity, 13 – 15 September 2001. Presented a paper ‘Going With Times’: Conflicting Swahili Norms and Values in Zanzibar Today, School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London.

International Conference on Discrimination and Toleration, organized by the Danish Centre for Human Rights, University of Copenhagen, 7-9 May 2000.

International Colloquium: The Problematic of Research in the Context of Development of Island countries, 27-29 January 1999, Moroni, Comoros. The Conference was organized by the National Centre for Documentation and Scientific Research (CNDRS) of Comoros. Presented a paper on The Role of Diaspora in the Development of Island Countries.

The Northwestern Indian Ocean as a Cultural Corridor, 17-19 January 1997, Stockholm, organized by the Department of Social Anthropology, University of Stockholm. Presented a paper on The Zanzibari Diaspora.

West Indian Ocean Regional Workshop on Social and Cultural Aspects of Integrated Coastal Zone Management, 9-12 October 1995, Bwawani Plaza International Hotel, Zanzibar. The Workshop was organized by the development Studies Unit, Department of Social Anthropology, University of Stockholm, in collaboration with the Institute of Marine Science (I.M.S.) and the Department of Sociology, University of Dar Es Salaam, under the sponsorship of the Division of Research (SAREC) of the Swedish International Development Agency (SIDA). Presented a paper on the traditional fishing communities in Zanzibar.

Anglo-French Round Table, Swahili IV: Autorité et pouvoir dans les sociétés côtières de l’Afrique orientale, 30 March – 1 April 1995. Presented a paper on “l’Enjeu des traditions dans la communauté comorienne de Zanzibar, Paris.

International Conference on the History and Culture of Zanzibar: 14-16 December 1992. Presented a paper on “The Impact of Changing Conditions on the Fishing Industry in Zanzibar”, Zanzibar.

Professional Experience:

2002 (ongoing): – Investment, Trade and Tourism Promotion Officer, Trade Office, Embassy of Namibia, France.

2006 – Consultant-Coordinator in the preparation and the realisation of Thalassa TV programme set “une saison dans les îles”, in Zanzibar for the French National Television (France 3).

2002 – Consultant: Comparative Study on Sustainable Development Education (ESD) in secondary level technical and vocational schools (TVS) in 20 countries in Africa, Asia and Latin America. Division of Secondary, Technical and Vocational Education (UNESCO): preparation for the planned development of a training module on environmental issues.

– Consultant-Coordinator in the preparation and production of a documentary film on Antigua and Montserrat (British West Indies) in the context of Escale dans les petits Antilles) for the TV programme “Thalassa”, for the French National Television (France 3).

2001 – Expert-Consultant in the conception and production of a documentary film on Zanzibar (Escale à Zanzibar) for the TV programme “Thalassa”, for the French National Television (France 3).

2000 – 2001 – Programme Officer in the context of International Survey on Corporate Universities and Institutes, for the Consultancy Firm “Conseil Plus”, France.

– Consultant in the conception and presentation of a radio programme on Zanzibar in the context of “Mémoire d’un continent” (Memory of a continent: Africa), for Radio France Internationale (RFI), France.

1997 – Consultant: Pre-evaluation, desk study, of the UNESCO Field Offices in the Arab States Region for the Central Programme Evaluation Unit (BPE/CEU, UNESCO), providing a compilation and analysis of statistical data.

– Researcher: Research work for the Department of Dictionaries and Encyclopaedias, Larousse-Bordas, Paris, France. Compiling and analysing socio-economic and political data on various ethnic/linguistic groups towards the elaboration of a dictionary: “Dictionnaire des Peuples” (Dictionary of Peoples).

– Researcher: Field research in the context of the French Institute for Research in Africa (IFRA) project “Dar Es Salaam entre la maison et l’espace monde : intégrations et territorialisations”, with the purpose of studying the investments of Zanzibaris in the Kariakoo area of Dar Es Salaam.

1996 – Consultant: Pre-evaluation, desk study, of the UNESCO field offices in Africa for the Central Programme Evaluation Unit (BPE/CEU, UNESCO), collecting quantitative and qualitative information on all UNESCO field offices in Africa, as well as providing a synthesis of UNESCO’s general policy and programme trends in Africa.

1993 – Researcher: Field research in the context of the French Institute for Research in Africa (IFRA) Project “Contemporary Zanzibar”, with the purpose of studying the historical relationship between Zanzibar and the Comoros islands. The mission consisted of oral and archival data collection exercises among the Zanzibaris of Comorian origin and at the Zanzibar National Archives.

– Worked in the Documentation Service during the 27th session of the UNESCO General Conference at the UNESCO Headquarters, Paris.

1992 – A short-term field observation on fishing and traditional fishing communities, as well as on seaweed production activities along the East Coast of Zanzibar. The project was financed by the French Institute for Research in Africa (IFRA).

– Documentation Service (Press Desk), during the 2nd session of the UNCTAD’s Conference on the Least Developed Countries, at the UNESCO Headquarters, Paris.

1982-1989 – Short term contracts, temporary assistance, for the Secretariat of Department Industry and Environment of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), Paris.


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