El Hadji Malick Sylla

El Hadji Malick Sylla

Research Officer

ABOUT El Hadji Malick Sylla

Malick is a Research Officer with the Care Economy Africa project. A project which aims to address the current lack of policies and programs to develop more equitable and
transformative early childhood, long-term care systems, and economies needed to advance Africa’s efforts to master its demographic transition and reduce social and gender inequalities. He is also one of the lead persons in the Countdown Urban City Phase 2 project, which focuses on inequities in access to maternal and newborn care among women residing in the slums of Dakar.

Before joining APHRC, Malick taught urban geography, urban development policy, land use planning, and environmental issues at the Université du Sine-Saloum El Hadji Ibrahima Niass (USSEIN) In Sénégal.

He holds a Ph.D. in development geography from the Université Gaston Berger de Saint-Louis (Senegal).He hopes that the results of his studies will contribute to the well-being of the population and the development of Africa.

He won “la parole aux etudiants” prize organized on the sidelines of the Economic Meetings of Dakar in 2016 and received his prize from the President of Senegal Macky Sall.

He enjoys writing and soccer.