Prof. Oumar BARRY
Bios of Oumar BARRY in the field of early childhood
Oumar BARRY, Ph.D Psychologue
UNESCO Tri-Chair in Early Childhood Education, Care and Development, Professor and Head of the Department of Psychology
Oumar Barry is a teacher-researcher and head of the psychology department at Cheikh Anta Diop University in Dakar, Senegal.
A teacher of various psychology courses at university level, he has published more than thirty articles in the field of psychology of development and early childhood in Africa, works which are, for the most part, part of a Afrocentric perspective.
He has adapted and used the Bayley Test in French-speaking Africa, notably in Senegal, Niger and Côte d’Ivoire. He has also carried out several operational studies to support early childhood projects and programs in Africa.
In addition, he is a consultant for NGOs (Plan International, ChildFund, Tostan, Micronutriment Initiative, Action Contre la Faim, etc.), research institutes (IFPRI, AIR, NYU), international institutions Unicef, Unesco and the World Bank. He has worked in several African countries such as Senegal, Niger, Mauritania, DRC, Burkina Fasso, Guinea Bissau, Guinea Conakry, Ivory Coast, Cameroon, Mauritius, Kenya, South Africa, Djibouti and Madagascar, on early childhood issues.
He is also a very active activist in associative and scientific networks working for the promotion of early childhood in Africa.