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Hamdy Hassan

Hamdy A. Hassan, Ph.D, is a Professor of Political Science at Cairo University. Currently, he is attached to The Institute for Islamic World Studies, Zayed University in Dubai. He is also a member of the advisory board of the Swedish Network of Peace, Conflict and Development Research.  In 1999, Professor Hassan was granted the Egyptian State award  in political science for his book Issues in the African Political Systems published in Arabic by the Centre for African Future Studies, Cairo. From 2001- 2005,  Professor Hassan served as an elect Vice President of the African Association of Political Science (AAPS), based in Pretoria, South Africa. He is the founder and director of the Centre for African Future Studies, Cairo, since 1996.  His research focuses on the democratization and development in Africa and the Arab world. He has published many books and articles in both Arabic and English.



  • Democratization and development in the Arab and African Societies
  • African Politics
  • Civil Society in North Africa
  • Conflict Management
  • Islamic Discourse in Africa


  • Ph.D (Cairo University)

Library Articles

West African Agriculture and Climate Change: a Comprehensive Analysis - Niger

"Three-fourths of Niger is covered by the Sahara desert. The rainy season lasts only three months, with total rainfall of 150–600 mm per year. Maximum temperatures are high (450C in the shade in April–May). Livestock production is a major component of farming. A wide range of crops is grown in semiarid areas, including millet, sorghum, cowpeas, pigeon peas, groundnut, green grams, phaseolus...

West African Agriculture and Climate Change: a Comprehensive Analysis - Nigeria

"About half of the working population in Nigeria is engaged in agriculture. Cassava is the most important food crop. Other major food crops include yam, sorghum, and maize. The share that agriculture contributes to GDP has declined from about 50 percent in 2000 to about 30 percent. Life expectancy improved between 1960 and the late 1990s, while mortality rates among children under the age of...

How can African Agriculture Adapt to Climate Change: Insights from Ethiopia and South Africa

"During the coming decades, global change will impact food and water security in significant but highly uncertain ways. There are strong indications that developing countries will bear the brunt of the consequences, particularly from climate change. In Sub-Saharan Africa, agriculture—the mainstay of rural livelihoods—is particularly vulnerable to the adverse impacts of climate change, and...

Analyzing the Determinants of Farmers’ Choice of Adaptation Methods and Perceptions of Climate Change in the Nile Basin of Ethiopia

"This study identifies the major methods used by farmers to adapt to climate change in the Nile Basin of Ethiopia, the factors that affect their choice of method, and the barriers to adaptation. The methods identified include use of different crop varieties, tree planting, soil conservation, early and late planting, and irrigation. Results from the discrete choice model employed indicate...