Papa Youga Dieng

Coordinator of the Initiative Francophone pour la Formation à Distance des Maîtres (IFADEM) of OIF


Papa Youga Dieng works for the Organisation internationale de la Francophonie (OIF) as Coordinator of the Initiative francophone pour la Formation à Distance des maîtres(IFADEM), based in Paris, France, since August 2010.

Papa Youga Dieng led the development of numerous e-learning programs (for pupils,educators and heads of schools). He has published textbooks on physics and chemistry for secondary school pupils and several articles in the ICT4E field. He received a Special Mention in the World Summit Awards 2007, with the website

Prior to joining OIF, Dieng was Project Manager of the NEPAD e-Schools Initiative in the e-Africa Commission in Pretoria (South Africa), and Inspector General of National Education, responsible for ICT in Senegal. He is a former Professor of Physics and Chemistry, a trainer in the Senegalese in-service training institution (SFC), Head of the Science and ICT office in the Ministry of Education, and he was also the Coordinator of RESAFAD. 

Papa Youga Dieng is a citizen of Senegal. He holds a D.E.A. (Master’s) in Education from Rouen University, France, the DUTICEF, Louis Pasteur University of Strasbourg, (now a Master’s in ICT in Education), a certificate for teaching in secondary schools, FASTEF University Cheikh Anta Diop of Dakar, Senegal, an a B.Sc. in Physics and Chemistry from the University of Cheikh Anta Diop, Senegal.