Dr Ousmane Sy
Chair of the Council, ARGA
Dr Ousmane SY, Chair of the Council ARGA has counted among the top pro-democracy policy-makers (Decentralization) and local development specialists (Agricultural Economics) in Mali. He holds a doctoral degree (Ph.D.) in Economics and Social Development from the University of Paris I (Panthéon-Sorbonne), France. Dr. Sy currently works as a consultant and is the President of the Alliance for the Restoration of Good Governance in Africa (ARGA, www.afrique-gouvernance.net). He has served as Vice President of the Institute for Research and Debate on Governance (IRG, www.institut-gouvernance.org ) until 2015.
Dr. Sy has a long experience in dealing with local, regional and international development issues.
In Mali, he held such high-ranking positions as:
- Minister of Decentralization and Urban Development, from March 2014 to January 2015;
- Secretary General of the Presidency of the Republic of Mali (Transition period), from December 2012 to September 2013;
- Minister of Territorial Administration and Local Government, from February 2000 to July 2002;
- Special Advisor (Institutional Affairs) to the President of the Republic, from October 1998 to February 2000;