Barwendé Médard Sané, SJ, Ed.D.

Postdoctoral Researcher, Georgetown University’s Environmental Justice Program and The Earth Common Institute

Barwendé Médard Sané, SJ, Ed.D, is one of the presenters at our EAD 2024 Spring Summit international workshop, “Reforming the UN Security Council: Bridging Gaps for Global Inclusion.” Dr. Sané is a postdoctoral researcher at Georgetown University’s Environmental Justice Program and The Earth Common Institute. His research focuses on integrating Afrocentric epistemologies in the pursuit of environmental justice. Sané is passionately committed to developing strategic peacebuilding education modules rooted in African values, integral ecology, and Catholic principles. His inquiry delves into how Afrocentric ecologists, guided by non-Western values, champion human dignity, care for all living beings, and foster the common good within a sustainable environment. Sané challenges the adequacy of modern science in addressing climate change and rectifying environmental disparities for marginalized communities. He firmly believes that achieving environmental justice necessitates epistemological justice, valuing diverse forms of knowledge and traditions.

Dr. Sané is the author of 7 books and numerous articles. Notably, he published Révolution pour une Afrique Nouvelle: 151 Pyramides pour fonder les États-Unis d’Afrique in 2013, as well as Manuel de l’Éducation à la Paix en Afrique in 2020. He has founded and co-founded civil organizations, including l’Institut de Recherche sur la Paix au Sahel. Dr. Sané’s expertise encompasses Peacebuilding, Nonviolence, Leadership, and Afrocentric ecological wisdom. He has fifteen years of experience working in conflict regions of Africa, including Burkina Faso, the Central African Republic, and Chad.

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