In 2003, Sékou Kouyaté completed his MA in Sociology of Social and Economic Develeopment. He was in charge of the sociological component of a FAR (Forward African Resource) project on the social and environmental impacts. In 2005, Kouyate studied English at l'Université Cheick Anta Diop de Dakar. During this time, he conducted research with SFI (Société Financière Internationale, World Bank, French Agency of Development).
During this time, his research focused on the following areas:
- Types of local development (the role of women in decision-making processes)
- Evaluation of personal development opportunities for women and their participation in decision-making - challenges and potential solutions
In 2016, Kouyate became a research assistant at the Laboratoire d'Analyse Socio-Anthropologique de Guinée (LASAG), studying in MASDEL at the Université de Sonfonia in Paris where he received funding from Dalhousie University to research clinical trials as part of the grant "Global Vaccine Logics." He has also been working as a research assistant and coordintator for the Humanitarian Health Ethics Research Group's activities in Guinea: "Perceptions of Research during the 2014-15 Ebola (EVD) Crisis."
Selected research activities:
- Kondé et al. 2017. Sex practices and awareness of Ebola virus disease among male survivors and their partners in Guinea. BMJ Global Health 2(3), e000412. Full text here.
- Aid when there is "nothing left to offer": A study of ethics & palliative care during international humanitarian action. Blog post for Humanitarian Health Ethics Research Group. McMaster University, Canada. Full text here.
- Kouyate, S. (2018). Ideas on Dying in Honor in Guinea. Blog post for Humanitarian Health Ethics Research Group. McMaster University, Canada. Full text here.