Dr. Ludovic Lado Tonileu

  • Role in Center:

    Advanced Researcher, Post-Doctoral Researcher

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  • University:

    CEFOD Business School

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Biography: Dr. Ludovic Lado is a Cameroonian Jesuit and a trained social anthropologist. He is currently serving as the Director of both the Centre for Study and Training for Development (CEFOD) and the CEFOD Business School based in Ndjamena, Chad.
From 2007 to 2012, Dr. Lado was Vice Dean of the Faculty of Social Sciences and Management of the Catholic University of Central Africa, in Yaoundé, Cameroon. From 2012 to 2017, he served as the Director of the Jesuit University College, Abidjan.

Working title of research proposal: “Nexus between Rural and Urban Sustainability in Subsaharan Africa: Case Studies in Chad and in Cameroon”.

Selected Publications:

  • Lado, L. (2020): Religion and Peacebuilding in Sub-Saharan Africa. In: McNamee, Terence, Muyangwa, Monde (Eds.), The State of Peacebuilding in Africa:  Lessons Learned for Policymakers and Practitioners. Berlin, Springer, 47-64.

  • Lado, L. (2020): Catholicism as a lived religion in Africa. Religion Compass, 14: 1-10 e12379.

  • Lado, L. (2019): Good Governance, Leadership and Social Justice in Africa. In: Jacquineau Azetsop (ed), Integral Human Development. Challenges to Sustainability and Democracy, Eugene (Oregon), Pickwick Publications, 95-108.

  • Lado, L. (2019): Political Crisis and Christian Social Ethics in an African Context. In: Kristin E. Heyer, James Keenan and Andrea Vicini (eds), Building Bridges in Sarajevo, Maryknoll (NY), 123-127.

  • Lado, L. (2019): The Catholic Charismatic Renewal as Ecumenical and intercultural experiment in Africa. In: Stan Chu Ilo (ed.), Pentecostalism, Catholicism, and the Spirit in the World. Cascade books, Eugene, Oregon, 192-210.

Areas of Expertise:

  • Anthropology of Religions
  • Social Ethics
  • Christian Theology

Current Position(s):

  • General Manager at CEFOD
  • Director at CEFOD Business School

Prizes & Awards:

  • CODESRIA MRI research project on the politics of history in Cameroon, 2019-2020
  • Catholic, Islamic and Secular perspectives on the reform of the Marriage Code in Ivory Coast (research project), 2015-2017
  • Christian therapies and public health in Ivory Coast (research project), 2016-2015