The African academic diaspora can contribute positively to the continent – by offering their skills and expertise, or training young academics – especially if they partner up with African universities, writes Osabuohien P. Amienyi.
The arrival of The Conversation Africa website allows journalists in newsrooms and researchers and academics in universities to join forces for ground-breaking work. Articles on the site are also allowed to be republished elsewhere, so the information reaches more readers.
Johannesburg, Wednesday, 4 September 2013 – Brand South Africa today interacted with business and civil society stakeholders in Johannesburg as part of preparations for South Africa’s inaugural Competitiveness Forum, to be held later in the year.
As South Africans grapple with the recent spate of xenophobic attacks against foreigners, academics have also come together to try and find a solution to the crisis.