Wendyam Sawadogo is a Research Fellow at Clingendael’s Conflict Research Unit where he works on the Sahel region dynamics. His research is focused on access to justice and rule of law, particularly in Mali, Burkina Faso and Niger, covering both state and (armed) non-state actors, and the diverse conflicting situations around land disputes, formal and informal justice, customary authorities.
Prior to joining Clingendael in 2022, Wendyam worked these last four year as a programme Assistant and Researcher within the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in the Central African Republic, conducting deep research on peacebuilding and peacekeeping as well on armed groups dynamics in the region. He also worked a researcher for the Organization Internationale de la Francophonie in Paris on political governance and democracy topics and with the Institute for Security Studies as a fellow researcher on the Sahel dynamics with a particular focus on conflicts prevention, counter-terrorism, organized crime and human security.
Wendyam holds a MA in International Public Law from University of Ouagadougou, a MA in Political governance from Yaoundé II and is completing a MA in European and international human rights law from Nantes University.