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Independent experts nominated by country party

Yoshihito Shimada

First name
Last name
Nominating Country
Date of Nomination
Discipline of Expertise
Other Disciplines
and Sociology
UN languages spoken



Job function
Graduate School of Letters
Telephone number
81 52 789 5697
Work experience
Ten of ethnological missions in Sahara and sub-Sahara Africa from 1979, especially Cameroon and Mali, In Cameroon and Nigeria, I have first studied Fulani Islamic States which formation has been made by Fulani Jihad in 19th century and concluded that their economical power became from Cattle economy. My first thesis for sub-Sahara civilization consists in the importance of pastoral people's economic political and religious power. My second thesis which is derived also from my own field studies on Djennée and Tombouctou is the importance of Trans-Sahara Trade. The third is the importance of the vast flood plains of the Niger River, foyers for pastoral people, rice cultivating people and fishing peoples. From this kind of point of view I have written many articles and participated in many seminars and symposium against desertifcation. _x000D_
2). At Djennée where I have worked as anthropologist from 1986 realizing the serious desaster of drought, I have created a grass root voluntary associat
Highest Academic achievement and qualification
Dr. 3e cycle (ethnology 1985), _x000D_
Dr of letters (2000), Professor (Shizuoka University 1994, Nagoya University 2000
Number of Publications
Publication titles
Shimada Yoshihito, 1997, Djennée morte- Le delta intérieur du Niger et les problèmes de sécheresse, 117 pp, (in French), Research Center for Regional Geography: Hiroshima University_x000D_
2. SHIMADA Yoshihito, 1996, Anthropology of Pastoral Islamic State - Capital, Power and Salvation in Savanna (in Japanese). 299 pp., Sekai Shisoo Sya. Kyoto._x000D_
3. SHIMADA Yoshihito, 1999, Elegant Africa - Life in polygamique and super-ethnic Kigdom, Rey-Bouba (in Japanese) ,256pp. Akashi Syoten, Tokyo_x000D_
4. SHIMADA Yoshihito, MATSUDA Motoji and WAZAKI Haruka, eds., 2001, Urban Anthropology of Africa (in Japanese), 314pp. Sekai Shisoo sya kyoto._x000D_
5. SHIMADA Yohihito, 1999, Regional Structure of West Africa, in TAKAYA Yoshikazu ed., Essays on Inter-Regional Studys. Regions from a World Wide point of View, pp-247-270, Kyoto University Press Kyoto
Other activities
1. Boarding member and Editer in chief for the Japanese Association for Arid Land Studies_x000D_
2. Boarding member of a Japanese NGO Action for Greening Sahel._x000D_
3. Boarding member of Dental Djennée (grass root voluntary association of young in Djennée)_x000D_
4. Visiting researcher of the Arid Land Rsearch Center, Toltori University_x000D_
5. Member of Djennée Patrimoine
11"Prize of Watsuji Tetsuro 1999_x000D_
17th Prize of Shibusawa 1988_x000D_
14th Prize of NIRA - Toohata Slichiro 1998_x000D_
1st Prize of the Japanese Association of Arid Land Studies 2001
Organisation name
Nagoya University
Organisation street address
Nagoya University_x000D_
Furo-cyo, Chigusa-ku_x000D_
Nagoya-shi, Aichi Pref.,
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