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Moustapha Taleb Heidi

centre de recherches de l'ouest saharien

Moustapha Taleb Heidi_neu_edited

Short
biography

Dr. Moustapha Taleb Heidi has worked for several years as a researcher on Western Maghreb’s social dynamics. His latest work has focused on artisanal mining in northern Mauritania as part of the CAPSAHARA Project (Critical Approaches to Politics, Social Activism and Islamic Militancy in the Western Saharan Region) funded by the European Research Council. From 2012 to 2017, Dr. Heidi taught mainly about territories and migrations at the University of Nouakchott in Mauritania. Previously, he collaborated with several development programs in Mauritania and West Africa, particularly in Mali and Senegal. Finally, he received the Swiss Transdisciplinarity Award in 2004 for taking part in the international research group “One health.”

Short
biography

Dr. Moustapha Taleb Heidi has worked for several years as a researcher on Western Maghreb’s social dynamics. His latest work has focused on artisanal mining in northern Mauritania as part of the CAPSAHARA Project (Critical Approaches to Politics, Social Activism and Islamic Militancy in the Western Saharan Region) funded by the European Research Council. From 2012 to 2017, Dr. Heidi taught mainly about territories and migrations at the University of Nouakchott in Mauritania. Previously, he collaborated with several development programs in Mauritania and West Africa, particularly in Mali and Senegal. Finally, he received the Swiss Transdisciplinarity Award in 2004 for taking part in the international research group “One health.”

Contribution to the project

Moustapha Taleb Heidi is a sociologist with more than twenty years of experience in mining, fishing and natural resources. He has been involved in many development projects in Mauritania, Senegal, and Chad, working as an expert consultant and on the conception of programs for local progress. This way, Heidi brings to Extractivism.de a unique experience that combines research and practice, focusing on artisanal mining in the Maghreb. He aims to understand social agency, appropriation and innovation strategies and the interaction between institutions and society within the extractivism model of development.

Recent Publications (Selection)

Taleb Heidi, Moustapha. (2022). “Artisanal gold mining in Mauritania”, In: Freire, F (ed.): State, Society and Islam in the Western Regions of the Sahara, London: Bloomsbury, p. 107-142.  VIEW PUBLICATION


Taleb Heidi, Moustapha.(2018). “Du vert dans le désert urbain : enjeux fonciers des jardins maraîchers de Sebkha à Nouakchott”, in: Choplin, Armelle, Ould Bah, Mohamed (eds.): Foncier, droit et propriété en Mauritanie, Rabat: Centre Jaques Berque, p. 287-303 VIEW PUBLICATION


Taleb Heidi, Moustapha. (2015). “Chami, nouvelle ville du désert : quels nouveaux apports à l’urbanisation en Mauritanie ?”, Les mutations de la ville saharienne – Approches croisées sur le changement social et les pratiques urbaines, Faculté des Sciences Sociales et Humaines-Université Kasdi Merbah, Ouargla,Algérie. VIEW PUBLICATION


Taleb Heidi, M., Bonfoh B., Schelling E., Salem S., Zinsstag, J. (2011). “Les transformations socio- économiques chez des groupes d’éleveurs producteurs de lait «Tiviski » dans le Sud de la Mauritanie.” The Maghreb Review. Vol, 3-4. VIEW PUBLICATION