Dienstag, 29. November 2016, 17:00 - 19:00 iCal


African Diaspora Contributions to African Studies: Towards a Knowledge-based African Society Model by Dr. Alain Nkoyock

Seminarraum 1, Institut für Afrikawissenschaften
Spitalgasse 2, Hof 5, 1090 Wien


In this talk, the speaker, who belongs to a team of scholars and professionals from Africa residing abroad, outlines ways in which Africans abroad can make a difference in their home continent. Through programs, policies, and advocacy, Diaspora Africans have harnessed their talents, expertise, and resources for Africa's development and nation building as well as to contribute to African studies. In furthering these objectives, the speaker has championed the establishment of a think tank called CABAC with the mission to promote patriotism, networking, and cooperation among Africans in the Diaspora, and he will outline the activities of this think tank. These activities include a case study research through which the think tank has explored the extent to which the African diaspora can influence national development issues as well as the plurality of modalities through which it can exercise such influence. In the information age, there can be a substantial amount of contribution of the African diaspora to a knowledge-based African society (KAS) supported by suitable high-tech tools and services that span over fundamentals of knowledge of African societies and their interactions with the rest of the world.


Dr. Alain Nkoyock, earned a Doctorate of Management in Organizational Leadership with a Specialization in Information Systems and Technology from University of Phoenix in Arizona (U.S.), a Master’s Degree in Computer Science (Software Engineering), and a Bachelor’s Degree in Mathematics from University of Yaoundé I (Cameroon). For over 18 years in the U.N. Secretariat, Dr. Nkoyock proposes advanced evidence-based tools for Member States that mainstream multiple dimensions of development. Dr. Nkoyock is a faculty member in many universities and a member, and/or editor/reviewer in several scholarly networks, journals, and conferences. Dr. Nkoyock has contributed to book chapters, peer-reviewed articles, and published books. He is the founder of Think Tank CABAC and Association Nkom.

Website: www.nkoyock.net; weblog: blog.nkoyock.net.

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Ulrike Auer
Institut für Afrikawissenschaften