Influential Contemporary African Diaspora Leaders Honored in a New Book



By Dr. Roland Holou, Founder and CEO of DiasporaEngager, www.DiasporaEngager.com

Outstanding African Diaspora Leaders

Outstanding African Diaspora Leaders

Many books have been written about people of African descent, but so far no single volume has highlighted the lives, visions, achievements, policies, and strategies of exceptional contemporary African Diaspora leaders across the globe. To fill the gap, an International Selection Committee composed of some of the top African diaspora Leaders in the Caribbean, Europe, North America, South America, and West Africa was created to nominate and vet recipients of “The Most Influential Contemporary African Diaspora Leaders Honor.” For the first edition of this book, 30 leaders were featured in detail and out of the 50 chapters of this 336 page book, one was devoted to each. Others chapters were devoted to one hundred other nominees whose contribution warranted their inclusion in this book.

 

The stories of these Leaders showcase the diversity, complexity, and richness of the ongoing global African Diaspora engagement efforts. Their experiences of struggle, failure, growth and success will motivate current and future generations of people of African descent to take initiative, provide guidance to those interested in Africa’s development, and promote interest in the growing field of diaspora engagement. The featured leaders are known for their long-lasting achievements. Their bold actions contributed to important historical movements that significantly shaped and transformed the lives and history of people of African descent and removed major roadblocks preventing the prosperity of Africa and its Diaspora. They have brought about enormous and rare progress that would have been impossible without their leadership, including economic and political development of Africa and its Diaspora. To get your copy of the book, please visit www.AfricanDiasporaLeaders.com/order

 

Some of the initiatives featured in the book include the African Union African Diaspora Sixth Region Initiative, Healthcare Reform in Africa, Pan-Africanism, Global Anti-Racism Initiatives, International Decade for People of African Descent, Implementation of the UN Durban Declaration and Programme of Action; the Commission on Reparations, the Hebrew Israelites, the Initiatives of the Central American Black Organization; the World Diaspora Fund For Development; the Projects of the Institute of the Black World 21st Century; the Pan-Afrikan Reparations Coalition in Europe, the Pan-African Holiday Kwanzaa; the Educational Initiatives of Steve Biko Cultural Institute in Brazil, the Initiatives of DiasporaEngager concerning the Map of the Diaspora and their Stakeholders, the Diaspora Directory and the Global Diaspora Social Media Platform; the Initiatives of the African Diaspora in Australia and Asia Pacific; the AU Sixth Region Diaspora Caucus Organization in the USA; the “Taubira Law” Voted by the French Republic to Recognize that the Transatlantic Slave Trade and the Slave Trade in the Indian Ocean are a Crime Against Humanity; The Global Movement for Reparatory Justice; the Ratification of the Article 3q of the AU Constitutive Act which “invites and encourages the full participation of the African Diaspora as an important part of Africa; the Economic Development for Black Empowerment in America and Europe; the African Diaspora Contribution to Democracy and Development in Africa, the Caribbean, Central and South America; the Initiatives of the Brazilian Association of Black Researchers; the Oprah Effect; the Promotion of the Black Population in Brazil; the Palmares Cultural Foundation in Brazil; the Celebrations of Zumbi dos Palmares in Brazil; the Caribbean Community [CARICOM] Commission on Reparation and Social Justice; the Initiatives of famous Prophet Shepherd Bushiri (Major1, the World’s Sharpest Major Prophet), and many initiatives in the USA, etc. To learn more about the recipients, please visit www.AfricanDiasporaLeaders.com/recipient.

 

Some of the struggles still faced by the African Diaspora and discussed in the book relate to: Afrophobia, civil rights, denial of justice and devaluation of Black lives, education with curricula full of “lies” regarding history and history of scientific discoveries, healthcare problems, high rates of unemployment and imprisonment, housing problems, institutional racism and slavery, lack of access to good education and justice, media which persistently diffuse open racist stereotypes, multiple forms of discrimination, police violence, political and economic marginalization and stigmatization, poverty, racial discrimination, vulnerability to violence, xenophobia and related intolerance and discrimination. The book also addressed some of the strategical mistakes and divisions among the Continental African Diaspora and the Historical African Diaspora.

 

If you are interested in learning the secrets, agendas, strategies and potential of these modern leaders, then this is the book for you. Since influence can at times have negative effects, this book also addresses the destructive actions of certain leaders that are pulling down both Africa and its people. Join the International Diaspora Engagement Social Media Platform today by creating a free account at https://www.DiasporaEngager.com/miniRegister.

 

About the Author

Dr. Roland Holou is a scientist, businessman, and an international consultant in Agriculture/Agribusiness, Biotechnology, Diaspora Engagement, and Africa Development. He is the Founder and CEO of DiasporaEngager, www.DiasporaEngager.com and the architect of the map of Diaspora and their stakeholders (www.DiasporaEngager.com/map). To learn more about him and contact him www.RolandHolou.com.



DiasporaEngager is a Winner of the 2015 African Corporate Excellence Awards



Following months of vote counting, research and analysis, DiasporaEngager (The Premier International Diaspora Engagement Social Media Platform – https://www.diasporaengager.com) has been named a Winner in the 2015 African Corporate Excellence Awards! DiasporaEngager has been awarded: Best for Diaspora Engagement.

 

According  to Corporate Vision, a UK based company, the “2015 African Corporate Excellence Awards are dedicated to recognizing the changing fortunes of businesses across Africa and to reward the people and firms that have done such tremendous work to carve out a place for themselves among the most exciting and vibrant anywhere in the world. The awards focus on all aspects of business, from the top level decision makers to the often unheralded but no less vital support and behind the scenes staff“. Naomi Douglas, Awards Coordinator, said “this award recognizes the achievement of DiasporaEngager in all areas pertaining to twenty-first century business, from customer care and marketing to innovation, implementation and performance, etc.

 

DiasporaEngager is the world’s #1 global diaspora engagement social media and platform that connects the international diasporas to each other and to opportunities with governments, nonprofits, businesses, laboratories, international institutions, schools, and research institutions. This platform is already being used in several countries. Visit www.diasporaengager.com/miniRegister to create a free account today and start using the platform.

To access the most comprehensive map of the international diasporas and the stakeholders, please visit https://www.DiasporaEngager.com/map/.

 

Resources are also available on the directory of the global diaspora at: https://www.DiasporaEngager.com/directory/ and on https://www.diasporaengager.com/ResourcesAll

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DiasporaEngager connects and helps all diasporas including African, American, Asian, Australian, and European diasporas.

For any questions of suggestions, please contact us at: https://www.diasporaengager.com/contact/

 



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The Premier International Diaspora Social Media Platform (DiasporaEngager) is Growing Very Well

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Why does Africa Weep and Deteriorate? Real Causes and Solutions to African Impoverishment

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Brice Augustin Sinsin: The Famous Intellectual and Developer that the Diaspora and their Stakeholders Must Know

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How to Engage the Global Diaspora in Consulting Opportunities with their Country of Origin and Country of Residence

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International Diaspora Engagement Network Platform

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Individuals and organizations can benefit from DiasporaEngager, the world’s biggest social diaspora platform

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DiasporaEngager helps solve educational problems across the world

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Businesses can see growth and expansion being a part of the global diaspora network, DiasporaEngager

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The unemployed may receive many opportunities by being a part of DiasporaEngager, the global diaspora network

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Immigrants can avail of many opportunities thanks to DiasporaEngager, the global diaspora social media

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Retouvez de l'aide aujourd'hui en vous enregistrant sur www.DiasporaEngager.com/miniRegister. C'est gratuit!

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The Strategic War that is Killing Africa and its Diaspora



Through my experience dealing with diasporas across the globe (e.g. https://www.DiasporaEngager.com/map), I have learned something very shocking about Africa and America that I would like to share with you today. I noticed that some diaspora groups and countries are very connected and as tightly knit as a sweater. When I realized that these groups were successful in helping their diaspora and home country, I thought to myself: why isn’t this the case for Africa?

 

For many years, I used to think that the African leaders, politicians, and intellectuals were the main cause of the African problem. In 2008, I  published a book in France titled “La Faillite des Cadres et Intellectuels Africains (The Failure of the African Intellectuals). After being recently involved in several diaspora initiatives, I realized that what causes the African leaders to cling to power and ignore their own intellectuals who, in the end, are leaving Africa to go abroad, is also causing the African Diaspora to fight among each other, and wanting to raise themselves above each other in a way that most of the African diaspora initiatives are not in sync. The Africans tend to always put themselves first, and in the process, they discourage and put down anyone who may dare to do something similar. While other nations are fighting the ideologies that should free Africa, the Africans themselves keep creating and worsening divisions they have been subjected to by colonial powers. African efforts lack coordination and cooperation at many levels. The African Diaspora and African leaders are not ready to engage with one another in a realistic way that can overcome 21st century global mindsets and customs that still try to hold back the Black community, despite having a Black President at the White House.

 

The mentality that caused the Europeans to go to Africa to divide it, to catch our grandfathers and force them into slavery (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Atlantic_slave_trade), is sadly still within many of our own African leaders and the African Diaspora. That evil spirit is causing many Africans to sabotage one another, and to refuse to collaborate with or help each other. That is why Africa is unable to unite and use its rich lands and resources to develop. I found it fascinating that some Africans born in Africa do not even consider African Americans (descendants of former slaves) to be a part of the African diaspora. Sometimes, I am shocked that while talking about race in America, there is a difference between African, Black, African American, Afrodescendant, and Negro. Yet, they are the same people who are struggling to free their brothers and sisters from some historical strongholds.

 

During the building of the global diaspora database (www.DiasporaEngager.com/directory and https://www.DiasporaEngager.com/map), I engaged with several diaspora associations across the globe. I noticed that there are many African diaspora clubs. The Africans gather themselves in groups that discuss diverse forms of doctrines without truly thinking about how to help others even their own people. In those diaspora groups or networks, some Africans surround themselves with people who can help them to find a piece of the pie and eat it together. After being involved in decision making at the highest level, I found it amazing that in America, many of the African Diaspora’s initiatives by Africans from Africa are not welcomed by some leaders in the African American communities (https://www.diasporaengager.com/American), and vice versa. The Africans need to learn to work more cooperatively and to stop to be victims of their past historical wounds. The African Diasporas are so dispersed and divided that IF they cannot learn HOW to better work with one another in the midst of their divergences and geographical constraints, they can never sustainably improve their situation.

 

There is hope for Africa

An African Market.

The most developed countries do NOT like each other, BUT they know how to meet in their clubs of G7, G10, G20, Gxyz, etc. to work together and push their agenda forward. While the African Nations are trying hard to be included in these clubs, they have refused for more than 50 years to unite themselves to form a realistic African Union. Similarly, some African leaders tend to reject the potential of their diaspora intellectuals in order to focus on their own selfish agendas that help them acquire money; create projects and/or get consulting fees, or keep their power until they die on their throne before their children take over by picking up the leadership heritage. Though certain African Leaders cite the western countries as the root of their poverty, they crush their own people with policies, sometimes in the name of democracy that some people think is sufficient to develop Africa https://DiasporaEngager.com/extPage/DemocracyGovernance!

 

Likewise, the African diasporas “ignore” one another just as some developed countries technically overlook Africa’s best interests. For instance, Benin Republic—my country of origin—is among the smallest countries in the world. We have more than 150 political parties in Benin and there are several diaspora associations from Benin in America; however, they are NOT working together. Everybody wants to be the Boss and at the same time some western powers have put Africa in a big box that it is struggling to escape. This backward mentality is everywhere amongst most African nations and diasporas. As if this mentality is not enough, the African leaders are not listening to the intellectuals they have at their own universities. Indeed, they have chased away many professionals https://www.diasporaengager.com/BrainDrain and imprisoned those they do not like. Africa claims that it wants to reverse the brain drain; however, it forgets that the migration of these brains is feeding the economy and the technology of western countries that Africa asks to fund the African projects where money is spoiled and wasted as if it was the sand of the seashore. Are the Africans implying that the World Bank was right when it argued for many years that Africa does not need University Intellectuals? For instance, the African Leaders need to understand that listening to their own intellectuals and investing in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics … must be the first priority in their budget. Otherwise, we are just programming and prolonging poverty in Africa, although some people use statistics to show that Africa is prospering. Money-oriented conferences organized on behalf of Africa will not improve the African situation. Indeed, if we cannot change the mentality of the African Leaders, we cannot win this battle. African leaders need to follow the example of the African intellectuals who are making positive difference such as Prof Brice Sinsin (http://www.BriceSinsin.com)

 

Furthermore, we need to be more honest with Africa and with one another. For instance, members of the African Diasporas (https://www.diasporaengager.com/Africa) are very smart, but NOT very rich. Yet, when they go to Africa, they behave as if they are billionaires abroad. This behavior ignites excitement and adventure in the minds of talented Africans, who then leave Africa only to realize that life abroad is not always easy, nor the heaven that some people describe. We need to start being honest with our people in Africa. When we want to talk about African Diaspora Engagement, let’s not think too much about MONEY, and let’s refrain from turning to BIG financial institutions for funding. Money has never been Africa’s problem and it will never be the solution. If the African Diaspora can help one another without spreading abroad their backward mentality—which is not different from the mindset of the nations that try to oppress them—, I (www.RolandHolou.com) believe we can better forge strong coalitions that can help free Africa, the poor, the needy, and the afflicted from being controlled by the power of other nations who are trying to develop themselves as well.

 

Some people may wonder why I am speaking as if I hate Africa. The fact of the matter is that I love Africa very much and I still have brothers and sisters on the Black continent who cannot even comprehend the reality of life abroad even if I risk my life to tell them the truth. I was born and raised in the Benin Republic (West Africa) before I moved to the USA many years ago. I am privileged to have tasted life in Africa before migrating to the USA, where I got my PhD in Plant, Insect and Microbial Sciences. I have been working and publishing books and articles about Africa for more than 15 years. It is my love for Africa and the global diaspora that caused me to create DiasporaEngager, the International Diaspora Engagement Platform www.DiasporaEngager.com. Today, I am pleased to inform you that the platform is growing quickly and is being used in many countries. We also completed the most comprehensive diaspora database and diaspora map, which anyone can access by creating a free account at www.DiasporaEngager.com/miniRegister and then visit at https://diasporaengager.com/map/. DiasporaEngager is helping people and nations to address some of the problems mentioned above http://diasporasnews.com/how-does-diasporaengager-help-individuals-organizations-and-nations/. If you have any questions or suggestions, please contact me at [email protected] and [email protected]

 May God bless Africa and its Diasporas.



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The Premier International Diaspora Social Media Platform (DiasporaEngager) is Growing Very Well



A few years ago, the first international social media platform (www.DiasporaEngager.com) that connects the diasporas to each other and to opportunities with governments, nonprofits, businesses, laboratories, international institutions, schools, and research institutions was launched by DiasporaEngager. In this press release published today (2015-8-19), we are honored to report that the platform is growing very well and is being used in more than 100 countries. To view the world’s #1 map of the international diasporas and their stakeholders, please visit diasporaengager.com/map.

To read more about the press release, please click here: http://www.einpresswire.com/article/281857371/the-premier-international-diaspora-social-media-platform-diasporaengager-is-growing-very-well

For any questions or suggestions, please contact us at: www.DiasporaEngager.com/contact/

Tapping into the Potential of the Diaspora and their Stakeholders.

Tapping into the Potential of the Diaspora and their Stakeholders. www.DiasporaEngager.com



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Why does Africa Weep and Deteriorate? Real Causes and Solutions to African Impoverishment



After decades of independence, economic development in African countries continues to lag behind. However, several models and ideologies of development have been applied. Are these ideologies and models inadequate in Africa’s specific case or are the real causes of Africa’s failures due to different factors? Considering the complex process of development, the answer to this question is not simple. In trying to find the real solution to the problem, the importance of identifying the source of poverty in Africa is very relevant.

 

In his latest book (A continent in tears: The origin of Africa’s collapse and how to reverse it), Dr Roland Holou thoroughly analyzed the real evils that undermine development in African countries. After reviewing the literature on Africa’s development and the misconduct of African officials, the importance of human resource and knowledge in the process of Africa’s development has been revealed. The in-depth analysis focused on the failures of the education systems, lack of thought, problems with intelligence and creativity, scientific research, negativity, rote learning (mechanically memorizing information without truly learning how to apply it), corruption, the mismanagement of Africa’s natural resources, reproduction, witchcraft, politics, trade unionism, ignorance, the African mentality, accountability, the awareness of Africans, corruption of foreign powers, the brain drain, and so on. Examples of elites that Africa needs are included as well.

 

Why does Africa Weep and Deteriorate?

Why does Africa Weep and Deteriorate?

Indeed, Africa suffers from an intellectual, demographic, and spiritual crisis. The decline of Africa is due not only to its poor management and governance, but also to the acts of evil inflicted upon the continent. From households to the very top of the state, Africans are faced with major challenges. Many Africans are afraid to think or do not want to think; many are afraid to speak, do not want to speak, or cannot speak; many are afraid to act or do not want to act; many leaders are corrupt and/or do not want to learn; many have knowledge but do not want to or cannot apply their knowledge; many religious figures are so attached to narrow visions that they have disregarded the management of cities and politics. Above all else, intellectuals are often spurned by those in charge. When certain individuals want to contribute to society or become something, they are suppressed and rejected. Many skills are scorned; great minds are rarely encouraged or heard. Though several politicians do have some skilled knowledge, recognized experts and skilled workers generally do not want to get involved in politics.

When dictators come to power, they do as they please; when politicians have power, they hardly listen to skilled workers; when skilled workers take power, they act as if everything is technical. Moreover, radical trade unionism and political opposition are destroying Africa. Many do not want to contribute to successful initiatives, preferring instead to advance their own interests. What’s worse is the erroneous African mentality that makes development and progress impossible. While skilled, able workers who could make a difference are out of work, lazy and unqualified individuals are promoted to important positions by their relatives in power. Meanwhile, the expenses of the “great” have robbed Africa of the little that is available, all to the detriment of the poor, “innocent” farmers who are dying under the afternoon sun. With the help of foreign powers and politicians, African officials have effectively beaten Africa down.

 

Moreover, in many education systems, diplomas are not always symbols of knowledge that will lead to positive action toward development. Indeed, Africans distribute and collect many useless degrees. Many graduates claim to be educated when in reality their credentials are a sham. Africa trains too many scholars—parrots whose heads are filled with useless theories and words—who are unproductive and ultimately do not contribute anything of value to society. There are very few exceptions to this rule. Meanwhile, uncontrolled reproduction is enhancing poverty and other problems pertaining to underdevelopment at a faster rate than preexisting problems can be solved. Indeed, polygamy and certain sexual perversions not only contribute to underdevelopment in Africa, but also to the culture of African destitution.

 

Additionally, African intellectuals are under the influence of spiritual factions that often impede efforts toward development. Unfortunately, the classic debates surrounding underdevelopment in Africa have always ignored the spiritual dimension of the problem. Undoubtedly, developed countries had advantages and other assets that aided them in their growth. These countries have had their Enlightenment period; great minds have worked to put these nations on the right path. Today, Africa’s best minds are afraid to even remain on the continent. Due to this massive brain drain, there are real problems pertaining to coordination, awareness, accountability, and intelligent, rational application of development strategies in African nations.

 

Real Causes and Solutions to African Impoverishment

Real Causes and Solutions to African Impoverishment

In an attempt to find a lasting solution to the impoverishment of Africa and to put the continent on the path to prosperity, Dr. Roland Holou (www.RolandHolou.com) has suggested pertinent and practical reforms in his book that should be initiated. This book provides anyone who is concerned with development in Africa valuable information and instruction on how to take action. The ideas proposed in this book could be applied to other continents as well, as these same issues occur outside of Africa.

 

Dual citizen of the USA and Benin Republic, Dr. Roland Holou has a doctorate in plant sciences, entomology, and microbiology. He is an agricultural engineer and a specialist in environmental development and management. He also holds a diploma in Rural Development and is the Founder and CEO of DiasporaEngager (www.DiasporaEngager.com), the world’s #1 diaspora engagement platform. To learn more about Dr Roland Holou and his books, or to contact him, please write to: [email protected] and [email protected]



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Brice Augustin Sinsin: The Famous Intellectual and Developer that the Diaspora and their Stakeholders Must Know



Engaging with the international diaspora implies also helping the diaspora to better know the people that they left behind in their home country. It also implies assisting those in the country of residence of the diaspora to value, celebrate and cherish the good achievements of their peers who are succeeding. When it comes to the contemporary African intellectuals, scientists, leaders, developers, managers, reformers, and educators, one name has been locally and internationally leading the list: Prof Brice Augustin Sinsin.

 

Brice Augustin Sinsin

Best Manager of the Year in Science and Education Award in 2013 from the International Socrates Committee in Europe.

Brice Augustin Sinsin was born in 1959, a year before the independence of his native country, Benin Republic (West Africa). Despite the challenges surrounding his childhood, Brice Sinsin worked very hard until he earned a Ph.D. with distinction in Agronomy at the Free University of Brussels (Belgium) in 1993. Having overcome every challenge on his way, Prof Brice Sinsin is today internationally applauded not only for his scientific achievements, but also for his management and leadership ability that has been best known after he became the Rector/Chancellor of the University of Abomey Calavi (UAC), the biggest university (consisting of more than 100,000 students) of Benin. During his tenure at the head of UAC, Prof Sinsin won several awards including the “Best Manager of the Year in Science and Education” in 2013 from the International Socrates Committee in Europe. In less than 4 years, his undeniable leadership and reforms brought more than a dozen of international prizes and awards to UAC.

 

His sense of teamwork, franchise, and reputation allowed him to extensively build a strong network of collaborators across the globe from Belgium, Benin, Burkina Faso, Côte d’Ivoire, Cameroon, China, France, Gabon, Germany, Ghana, Iran, Kenya, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Namibia, Netherlands, Niger, Nigeria, Republic of Central Africa, Senegal, Sierra Leone, South Africa, South Korea, Sweden, Togo, Uganda, United Kingdom, USA, etc. He has supervised more than 50 PhD Students in Africa, Europe, America, Asia, etc. Prof Brice Sinsin is the Director of the “Laboratory of Applied Ecology”.

 

Biography of Brice Sinsin

Biographie de Brice Augustin Sinsin : Vie, succès, et secrets d’un intellectuel et développeur Africain

A few days ago, the Biography of Prof Brice Sinsin was published. The 18 chapters of that book revealed the true facets and secrets of his masterful journey. Indeed, Brice Sinsin is a Beninese, a beloved father, a tireless leader, a rigorous developer, a generous educator, an undeniable reformer, and a proven scientist that has braved everything in his life, from childhood to the top of modern science where the sweat of his brow raised him to an internationally acclaimed reputation. Forerunner of a new approach to science policy for the emergence and development of nations, Prof Brice Sinsin is a model that all generations are invited to imitate and seek to surpass. His biography explains how this Beninese works on the basis of principles and passions that hide the code of his success that many seek to emulate without wanting to pay the price. In the 300 page biography, Prof Sinsin also proposes strategies to reform the African democracy and constitutions to suit the needs of the African people, learn from traditional leadership systems in Africa, make African countries more national and patriotic, reform politics in Africa and better train the African diplomats. The author ended the biography with a critical conclusion and a fervent prayer. To learn more about this biography, please visit www.BriceSinsin.com. To get your copy of the biography, please click here:

 

This biography was written by Dr Roland Holou (www.RolandHolou.com), a scientist, a businessman, a published author, and an international consultant. He obtained his Bachelor Degree in Agronomy and his Master of Science Degree in Agricultural Engineering at the University of Abomey Calavi in Benin. He has a Ph.D. in Plant, Insect and Microbial Sciences at the University of Missouri (USA) where he graduated as the Doctoral Marshal (first of his class). Roland Holou is the Founder and CEO of DiasporaEngager (www.DiasporaEngager.com), the premier global diaspora engagement network platform that connects the international diasporas to each other and to opportunities anywhere.



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Biographie de Sinsin Augustin Brice: L’incontestable contemporain réformateur Africain de l’UAC Bénin



Au temps des philosophes antiques, l’Afrique était le centre du savoir. Ai-je besoin de vous rappeler la place des penseurs Africains dans l’histoire de la science ? De nos jours, un autre vent scientifique, réformateur et développeur est en train de souffler au Bénin, le quartier latin de l’Afrique. La biographie du leader, Brice Augustin Sinsin (www.BriceSinsin.com) capitalise les faits se rapportant à ce vent réformateur qui est applaudi des 4 coins du globe.

 

Biography of Brice Sinsin

Biographie de Brice Augustin Sinsin : Vie, succès, et secrets d’un intellectuel et développeur Africain

Pourquoi Dr Ir. Roland Holou a-t-il décidé faire la biographie du Prof. Brice Sinsin? Prof. Guy Apollinaire Mensah repondit à cette question dans la préface du livre en soulignant que « Dr Holou veut faire découvrir au lecteur toutes les facettes du parcours magistral et majestueux de ce Professeur hors pair qui devient un modèle que la génération montante et de relève est invitée à imiter et chercher à surpasser ». Dans cette biographie, l’auteur ne conduit pas le lecteur dans un labyrinthe de la vie de Prof. Sinsin, mais il lui souligne et lui montre plutôt comment un homme, un scientifique et un vrai passionné peut se tracer une ligne de conduite et se doter de principe afin de surmonter tous les obstacles jonchant son chemin en se remettant tout temps en cause pour atteindre son but et obtenir la satisfaction et le réconfort moral du travail bien accompli.

 

Sinsin Augustin Brice est venu au monde le 03 mars 1959 à Djidja, à la veille de l’indépendance du Dahomey qui, plus tard, devint «République Populaire du Bénin» sous le règne du Président Mathieu Kérékou, puis «République du Bénin» avec l’arrivée du Renouveau Démocratique. Le lecteur de cette biographie saura que Prof. Sinsin est reconnu comme celui qui 1) aime lire et respecter les hommes et les normes sociales, 2) aime rendre compte des ressources à lui allouer, 3) aime écouter son prochain pour pouvoir bien l’aider, 4) veille sur ces principes dans une simplicité et une ouverture d’esprit avérées, 5) aime la culture du travail, de la confiance et de la libéralité, 6) dédaigne les amateurs des problèmes, 7) déteste le gain facile, 8) aime bien payer ses ouvriers et collaborateurs, 9) a trop œuvré pour la promotion des bras valides, 10) adore la collaboration avec les autres et le travail en équipe, 11) a formé une kyrielle de cadres pour le développement de nombreux pays, 12) est l’un des rares cerveaux ayant consacré leur vie à protéger et à valoriser les ressources naturelles (végétaux et animaux sauvages) et les humains …

 

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L’un des prix internationaux de l’UAC lors du mandat du recteur Brice Sinsin. Le leadership averé de Prof Sinsin a rapporté plus de 12 prix internationaux à l’Université d’Abomey Calavi …

Le temps manquerait s’il fallait énumérer le nombre de dossiers et de cadres que le Prof Sinsin a défendus et promus. Les Béninois sont très intelligents certes, mais s’ils décident d’employer leur intelligence pour vous nuire, vous êtes grillés. Ai-je besoin de vous rappeler ce que disait le célèbre philosophe français Emmanuel Mounier bien avant les indépendances du Dahomey (actuel Bénin) en 1960 : « Le Dahomey est le quartier latin de l’Afrique. Mais cet intellectualisme fait de méchanceté et de mesquinerie est de nature à retarder le développement du pays». Sans l’intervention et la libéralité du Prof Sinsin A. Brice, plusieurs cadres Béninois seraient bloqués par ce que Maître Robert Dossou qualifie de ‘‘Béninoiserie’’, ce jeu de blocage des uns et des autres bien reconnu à certains méchants génies Béninois qui aiment aussi compliquer les choses avec la sorcellerie, le Vodou et bien d’autres forces spirituelles que je ne saurais vraiment expliquer dans l’espace de cette biographie. Malgré ces menaces et actions parfois occultes, le professeur Sinsin a toujours le souci de voir ses étudiants réussir.

 

Cette biographie explique comment cet Africain fonctionne sur la base de passions et principes qui cachent le code de sa réussite que beaucoup cherchent à imiter sans vouloir payer le prix. Il propose aussi des stratégies pour réformer la démocratie et les constitutions africaines en vue de les adapter aux besoins du peuple africain, tirer leçons des systèmes de chefferies traditionnelles en Afrique, faire des pays africains des États-Nations, reformer la politique en Afrique et la formation des diplomates Africains. L’auteur termine cet ouvrage par une conclusion critique et une prière fervente.

 

L’auteur de cette biographie, Dr Roland Holou, est un citoyen Américain et Béninois, scientifique, écrivain, businessman, développeur, et consultant international. Roland a obtenu un doctorat en sciences végétales, entomologie et microbiologie aux États-Unis. Il est récipiendaire de plusieurs prix et titres honorifiques dont: “Top Ranked U.S. Executive Award”, “Who’s Who in the World”, “Who’s Who in America”. Il est le Fondateur et PDG de DiasporaEngager, www.DiasporaEngager.com, la première plateforme mondiale des diasporas et parties prenantes. Pour savoir plus sur Roland, visiter www.RolandHolou.com



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Involvement of the Diaspora in Healthcare Reform in Africa



Without a doubt, Africa is being torn apart by many political problems indeed, but the recent Ebola outbreak was very catastrophic. This sad situation that affected some countries such as Liberia, Sierra Leone, Guinea, etc., is calling for action. If the world keeps ignoring the neglected disease in Africa, it will be surprised by the cost of the consequences.

 

Efforts are being made to try to help the afflicted countries to recover from the Ebola devastation. So far, more than $50 million has been raised for the affected countries. The African Union has called all countries to cancel the debt of the countries affected by Ebola. Right now, although we do not hear about Ebola as much and the crisis is fading, we should not think that Ebola is cured and the epidemic will not happen again! Ebola has been going back and forth since many decades. A global strategy is needed to ensure this problem is tackled from all possible angles.

 

Summits and other types of conferences have been done to try to address the Ebola crisis. On February 6, 2015, a historical Forum was held on Africa Healthcare Reform at the African Union Mission in Washington DC. That meeting drew some of the top African professionals and stakeholders operating in the healthcare field in the USA. DiasporaEngager https://www.diasporaengager.com was privileged to be invited at that high level meeting led by Mr Melvin Foote, the founder and president of Constituency for Africa (CFA). The need is to “collaborate and cooperate, not just help” Africa, as mentioned by Dr. Roscoe M. Moore Jr. (retired US Assistant Surgeon General) who is the Interim Chair of CFA and also the Chair of the Africa Healthcare Infrastructure Committee.

 

Africa Healthcare Reform at the African Union Mission in Washington DC

Africa Healthcare Reform at the African Union Mission in Washington DC.

The statistics of the African professionals living in the diaspora are alarming. As of 2015, more than 135,000 doctors and nurses trained in Africa are living in the diaspora. More than 50,000 Nigerian doctors are living in North America alone. It is shocking to know that there are more medical doctors from Benin living in France than doctors living in Benin. The sad thing is that “people don’t listen to Africa and its diaspora, because the Africans don’t have a voice”, said Prof. Allen Herman, founding Dean of the National School of Public Health in South Africa. The minds and the ideas to reform healthcare in Africa are not what lack. One of the problems is that many outsiders of Africa do not want to empower the identity of the Africans, but instead they prefer the Africans to celebrate theirs. However, as pointed out by Dr Julius Garvey (a USA board certified surgeon and son of the legendary pan-Africanist Marcus Garvey Jr.), the African healthcare problem is not just a brain drain issue. Even if all the diaspora healthcare workers return to Africa, it will solve just about 10% of the human resource problem. A paradigm ship is needed, and the colonial healthcare system in Africa needs to be reformed. Africa must design a curriculum so that its healthcare specialists can be trained quickly rather than trying to follow the long medical training period required in western countries. Instead of trying to train “degree nurses”, Africa must train its healthcare personnel to address the need quickly.

Unfortunately, many African leaders are not considering healthcare as a top priority. At the same time, many nonprofits funded by Western countries are dominating the healthcare system in African without really contributing to the true solution. Therefore, it is imperative that the African governments give a priority to healthcare issues in their national medical budget. Additionally, African governments must better regulate their healthcare system so that outsiders do not continue to dictate what needs to be done. To succeed in this effort, religious practices and faith actions must also be considered and fostered. To fully address the issues, efforts must be made regarding:

  • African healthcare system strengthening
  • Healthcare system management
  • Testing centers and traditional medicine
  • Leadership and Behavior changes
  • Training of healthcare workers
  • Healthcare job creation
  • Media education about healthcare
  • Investment programs
  • Reform of healthcare professional traveling requirement
  • Agriculture implication in healthcare
  • Center for Disease Control creation

 

African Diaspora must take the lead to reform Healthcare Infrastructure in Africa. And this reform must be done in partnership with Africa, which needs to take action and not just be waiting for free gifts from some westerners who, oftentimes, do not have Africa’s interest as their main priorities. DiasporaEngager salutes the creation of the Africa Healthcare Infrastructure Committee. To learn more about the African Healthcare Infrastructure Forum & Brainstorm that took place at the African Union Mission in Washington DC on Feb 6, 2015, please visit:

The African Healthcare Infrastructure Forum & Brainstorm (Part 1)

The African Healthcare Infrastructure Forum & Brainstorm (Part 2)

The African Healthcare Infrastructure Forum & Brainstorm (Part 3)

 

Let’s keep in mind that Ebola is just one of the major diseases that are devastating Africa. What can we say about HIV, Malaria, and Tuberculosis? If you want to join us in this effort to engage the global diaspora in the development of their country, please sign up at www.DiasporaEngager.com/miniRegister.

Looking for Healthcare or Medical Opportunities? Find and Engage with them on the International Diaspora Engagement Platform!

Looking for Healthcare or Medical Opportunities? Find and Engage with them on the International Diaspora Engagement Platform!

 



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ABCs of a Realistic African Diaspora Engagement



Almost every African country is trying to engage with its diaspora. However, in general, when it comes to how to convince the African diaspora to work with their country of origin, most of the methods used are not working. One of the first things that comes to the mind of most Africans living in Africa is to ask the diaspora to help them, forgetting that no one is helping the diaspora for free. In contrast, the first thing that enters the mind of most diasporas is not how to help Africa, but whether Africa knows why they have left the continent and what they are doing/facing abroad!

 

Do I need to underline that many African immigrants have left the Black Continent because they were chased away by some leaders and sorcerers who, today, are begging them to invest back home? What can’t I say about the massive and forced migration of Africans to America during one of the darkest and wicked ages of human history a few centuries ago? I even wonder how many people realize that the largest African diaspora population is in Brazil! Most Africans leaders are not trying to better know and understand their diaspora before asking them to come invest their money in Africa. Sometimes, I even wonder how many African Professionals in the Diaspora are richer than the African leaders who are begging them for money. Worst, some African leaders act as if their diaspora have forgotten the wounds they have suffered in Africa before finding a way to flee the continent of Kwame Nkrumah. Undoubtedly, a lot of basic first steps needs to be addressed in order to start aligning the mentality of Africa with that of its diaspora. Otherwise, the synergistic coalition needed for African Diaspora Engagement (www.DiasporaEngager.com/Africa) will continue lacking!

 

The migration of the diasporas from their home country to their new country of residence is a kind of “divorce or break up” with their roots. Some Africans have had some bad experiences with their own people that they do not even want to reverse their “divorce” with the continent of Nelson Mandela and of Prof Brice Sinsin. Other immigrants have been highly afflicted by the people in their home country that they do not want to hear any request coming from them. No intelligible man dates a woman by starting to ask about anything that is supposed to be last. Moreover, no reasonable man can win back his ex-wife or ex-girlfriend, and vice versa, by starting the conversation with a list of requests or a list of things that the ex must do. Sadly, certain political leaders who orchestrated the migration of their own people cling to power and then, ask their diaspora that they and their ancestors have hunted to come and invest in their country. These types of diaspora engagement cannot work, particularly in the African context where people seem to pull each other toward the bottom of the misery pit. At the same time, many foreign countries are taking advantage of the divergences among the Africans!

African Diaspora Engagement Must be like a Love Story. Why? check out www.DiasporasNews.com.

African Diaspora Engagement Must be like a Love Story. Why? Check out www.DiasporaEngager.com/Africa

 

The involvement of the diaspora in the development of their home country must follow certain basic rules of courtesy. I believe that Africa and its diaspora need to start “dating” each other in a format similar to that of a man trying to win back his ex-wife or ex-girlfriend, and vice versa. However, while some people that have broken up can easily find new loves, it is not easy for most diaspora to quickly forget their roots and embrace the culture of their new country. This implies that many opportunities still exist to start engaging the African Diasporas in a dialogue with their homeland which dearly needs them. For this dialog to succeed, it must not begin with begging the diaspora to come back to Africa or to invest in Africa. Similarly, the diaspora should not inaugurate this dialog by requesting that the African political leaders change overnight. The African Diasporas need to know that, though their new life abroad has changed the way they used to think, many of their brothers and sisters in Africa still act as if they have no brain or if they cannot get rid of the legacy of the colonial ignorance and slavery. Therefore, the African Diaspora must be tolerant with their own people who need to be willing to realign and renew their mentality so that synergistic coalitions can be fostered in a win-win framework for the advancement of our dear Africa rather than allowing the so-called super powers to continue poaching their rich lands and mines like the cake of their grandmother or like their heritage or like the field of their slaves that they are still trying to enslave with diverse model of modern technology, negotiation, aids, partnership, and legislation!!!

 

Please, don’t get me wrong. I am not saying that every African diaspora engagement effort has failed. Indeed, several people and organizations have successfully engaged with Africa and its diaspora in a positive way. Many Africans living in Africa and in the diaspora have also contributed to the development of their homeland. We take advantage of this opportunity to thank those Africans, African diasporas, their friends, partners and stakeholders who have made a positive difference in Africa.

However, after spending years working on the African problems and writing books on African Development, I can conclude that, when it comes to engaging the African diaspora in the development of Africa, ten questions need to be asked first:

  1. Who are the African Diaspora?
  2. Who is who among the African Diaspora?
  3. Where are they living?
  4. What are they doing?
  5. What problems are they facing?
  6. Why did they leave Africa?
  7. How can Africa help them to heal some of their wounds?
  8. What can we do to forgive each other and embrace a new journey of partnership?
  9. How can we partner rather than how can they help us?
  10. How can we initiate this partnership without bringing up money as the first issue?

 

And these questions must be answered without forgetting the millions of African-Americans, (descendants of the slaves or African Descent individuals of descendants of former slaves), whom some stupid and/or naive Leaders think are not worthy to be called African Diaspora! It is after these questions are sincerely addressed that Africa and its Diaspora can start talking about who can do what for who? Without following these simple strategic steps, the African diaspora will just keep creating thousands of African Diaspora Associations, while the African Political Leaders will keep creating more Political Parties in Africa, yet, sinking Africa, remaining at odds and, therefore, unable to work together to create positive change. If you like this article, you will be also interested in joining the Global Diaspora Engagement Platform and the African Diaspora Platform at http://DiasporaEngager.com/miniRegister. Anyway, I, Dr Roland Holou www.RolandHolou.com would like to hear from you.

God bless Africa and its People!!!

 

How to Engage the African Diaspora in the Development of Africa?

How to Engage the African Diaspora in the Development of Africa?



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Seeking a job or wanting to recruit talented local and international applicants?



In our previous article, we tried to explain the unemployment problems of the diaspora and immigrants. We also explored what DiasporaEngager (the International Diaspora Engagement Platform) is doing to help solve those problems. Today, we will give more insights into other strategies the unemployed people and their countries can use to alleviate unemployment and put more people to work!

After someone gets a job, it is also important to keep it and perform it without much labor issues. Sometimes, diaspora members encounter discrimination problems related to age, race, gender, disability, religion, politics, … , for which they need professional assistance (e.g. legal services or counseling). DiasporaEngager connects people with legal professionals that can provide labor services.

Helping some qualified immigrants who want to return to their country of origin can help solve the unemployment problem. Unfortunately, it is difficult for the migrants or the diaspora to go back to their home countries which, usually, at their turn, are not taping into the huge potential of their own professionals living abroad!

 

Every country needs to start involving their diaspora in key sectors such as education, research, development. Those who have an education in science and technology can also use their knowledge to find and engage with opportunities in their current countries and also in their country of origin where those skills are oftentimes more needed.

 

At the same time, volunteering must to be encouraged so, that even without pay, people can utilize their strength and talents to help others. For instance, the diaspora can volunteer their potential to advance their countries which they can also represent at strategic places abroad.

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The joblessness problem can be alleviated if the diaspora can also provide their skills to their home countries in consulting and partnership. The sad observation is that many countries are not investing in their diaspora and worse, they are not taking advantage of the huge consulting potential of their international professionals living abroad!  Similarly, the international pundits and their home countries must design ways so that the diaspora can be strategically used to advocate for the development of their native nation. By doing so, the unemployment rate among the native and the immigrants can be significantly reduced, while knowledge more valued.

 

Last but not least, those who are living abroad need to be honest with their relatives who are still in their home country. Sometimes, many people move abroad seeking a better life that they never find because a relative or a friend abroad has given them false advice or information about career opportunities overseas. It is dangerous for the global diaspora to keep their own people in the darkness of the reality abroad. At the same time, it is very important for the diaspora and the immigrants to help each other in a way that those who have succeeded assist the new arrivals!

101 Tips to Help the Diaspora and the Unemployed People to Get a Job,

101 Tips to Recruiters Find Qualified  Unemployed People! Click here and checkout DiasporaEngager.com

Those who have succeeded can share their stories and strategies they used so that others who are trying to follow their path can reach their dreams without many struggles. These are some of the strategies DiasporaEngager is using to help people and their nations to find and engage in a way that can develop them.

If you would like to join us in this effort and/or use DiasporaEngager’s platform to solve a problem, please register a free account at www.DiasporaEngager.com/miniRegister. For any questions and or suggestions, please email [email protected].

 



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101 Tips to Understand and Reduce the Unemployment of the Diaspora and Immigrants



In every nation, people are looking for jobs. Unfortunately, it takes more than getting a great degree to find a comfortable job. Generally, people move to new places to have a better career or future. Several people have had to move to a foreign country before finding their dream job! In other words, countless immigrants have succeeded in their profession abroad much more than they would have had if they have stayed in their country of origin.

 

When certain immigrants and/or the international people migrate to new countries, the challenge of finding a new career path is sometimes very difficult. This is because the international people must compete against the native professionals in the job market. When cultural barriers and linguistic trials come into play, launching and promoting the diaspora in the workplace can be very tough.

101 Tips to Understand and Reduce the Unemployment of the Diaspora and Immigrants

101 Tips to Understand and Reduce the Unemployment of the Diaspora and Immigrants

At times, job opportunities are available, but job seekers just don’t know how and where to find them. This is because many jobs are posted on closed networks, websites or career placement centers that are hard to reach particularly by the least informed people. Additionally, accessing recruiters can be challenging if the job applicants must pay a fee before finding the opening positions. Regrettably, few people really take advantage of the career opportunities in their surrounding areas, and consequently, people are not always able to reach their full potential.

 

This global problem is more alarming for the immigrants and refugees, even if they are well educated, legal, properly documented, well qualified, and ready to work. For instance, in a foreign country, the need and pressure to satisfy the basic daily needs cause some diaspora members to focus on temporary and easily-accessible opportunities, therefore neglecting to strategically work on long term plans that could allow them to achieve their dreams.

 

A solution is needed for this global problem. That’s where DiasporaEngager (www.DiasporaEngager.com) comes in. Indeed, amongst many other things, DiasporaEngager is an international platform that aims at helping people to have a direct and better access to career development possibilities wherever they live. This global diaspora platform also helps them to find tools to strategize and progressively work toward their career goals. DiasporaEngager allows career recruiting services to post their job vacancies so that they can be matched with appropriate and qualified job seekers. Moreover, DiasporaEngager connects job seekers to professional training centers that will help them define, improve, and succeed in their career path. 

 

Other job search and placement opportunities or services available on DiasporaEngager include: job search tips, job recommendations, CV or resume improvement, and internships, fellowships that can help someone to get a job or a promotion. On that platform, people who need mentoring can find others who can mentor them, whereas those who have skills and expertise can mentor the needy as well. For instance, the diasporas often need help to find the appropriate job while at the same time, they can assist people from their home country in resolving some professional needs.

 

In our next post, we will dive into more strategies to help address the unemployment challenge! Meanwhile, if you would like to join us in this effort and/or use DiasporaEngager’s platform to solve a problem, please register a free account at www.DiasporaEngager.com/miniRegister. For any questions and or suggestions, please email [email protected]

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How to Help Immigrants and Diaspora to Return Back Home



In our previous article (Why Immigrants and Diasporas Cannot Easily Return Back Home), we discussed how difficult it is for immigrants and diaspora members to return back home. Today, we will explore some of the strategies DiasporaEngager is taking to help the diaspora and their people to return back home if needed.

 

DiasporaEngager aims at facilitating dialog and negotiations between the international diasporas and their countries. DiasporaEngager encourages governments affected by brain drain to create new programs to assist their diaspora to return home. Because the diaspora studied in a higher and more advanced system, a kind of positive discrimination (giving them special favors and benefits) needs to be created to distinguish them from their peers who stayed home. DiasporaEngager encourages the creation of a new type of non-profit (Non-Governmental Organization) to facilitate that type of investment. Expatriating immigrants,  closing borders, or granting work permits to the so called illegal immigrants cannot solve this migratory grand challenge.

 

DiasporaEngager provides an avenue to locate the parties interested in such opportunities and helps them to start the communication or partnership required to define the conditions and context of the return of qualified Diaspora members to their original country. People interested in returning back to their home country as well as the nations and organizations that would like to encourage that move should register an account on www.DiasporaEngager.com. The institutions or organizations in the home country should define the opportunities that they can provide so that the Diaspora can search and match their expectations with what is available in their home country. DiasporaEngager provides the environment to facilitate that dialog and works together with local and international agencies involved in migration, traveling, or development to harness any opportunities that can assist anyone in this transition.

The first platform that really help immigrants and diaspora to find opportunities to stay abroad or return back home.

DiasporaEngager:  The world’s #1 platform that really helps immigrants and diasporas to find opportunities to stay abroad or to return back home.

DiasporaEngager works with local business to hire diaspora members and to help them return to their home country to work for them. Companies in the diaspora’s host country can hire diaspora members and send them to work for them in their home country. After knowing the diaspora member’s work ethic, businesses in the host country of the diaspora can better trust not just the qualifications they hold, but also the confidence that can be put in them for the best interest of the business. Sometimes, many multinational companies would like to hire or subcontract with other international businesses, but because of a lack of knowing the culture and competency of other organizations abroad, it is more difficult. If the diasporas returning back home can be involved in this kind of international transaction they can be the bridge between the gap.

 

In the context of DiasporaEngager, the word Diaspora refers to anyone who, for any reasons, is living in a country or town that is not his or her place of origin or ancestry or the place s/he calls home. Some people may call them an immigrant, a stranger, or an alien. Some may argue that, most individuals can be remotely linked to a country of origin different from their current country of residence, and therefore, most of us are an alien, immigrant, or a Diaspora of somewhere. In the US for instance, except the native Indians, everyone else can be considered an alien or immigrant. Even in that case, the Indians themselves have had to migrate from somewhere before reaching the US.

 

The longer the duration of the stay of someone in a foreign land, the higher the likelihood that his or her descendants think that they (the descendants) are native of that place that their ancestry moved to long ago. That’s why, because they are not first, second, or third generation immigrants, many people easily forget that they are a stranger of what they call “our land”, and unfortunately treat the new immigrants like the “bad people” or like “those who are taking our lands or our country”, or like “those who don’t even speak our language well”, or like “those who don’t behave like us”. In reality, those new immigrants (new arrivals) are usually just trying to go through the obligatory survival and integration steps that the ancestors of those who are calling them “strangers” and who think they are native, did long ago.

 

DiasporaEngager is not a political organization which is trying to advocate for any particular immigration agenda. To make a long story short, regardless of where we are from and where we are living, let’s try to help each other to succeed in this life on this earth. We never know what bad weather will come tomorrow or what may cause us to move in the future. We don’t know what is awaiting our descendants which may choose to move out from where we are today to another place. We don’t even fully understand where we are coming from and what brought our ancestors to where we are today. If you want to join us in our efforts to help diaspora members globally, please register an account on www.DiasporaEngager.com



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Why Immigrants and Diasporas Cannot Easily Return Back Home



Human migration is a universal problem that is here to stay. Human beings, and even wild animals, move because they are usually trying to solve a problem. For instance, when the weather is getting bad, many animal species know how to migrate to avoid exposing themselves to environmental conditions that can threaten their existence. Certain animals that cannot migrate, hibernate to avoid the bad weather like winter! Wild animals which are unable to migrate nor fully hibernate, usually suffer during the rough season, and some even die!

 

When human beings move, they also have in mind the notion of finding a better life. I do not think many people move to a new place just to willingly expose themselves to detrimental conditions that will hurt or kill them, unless they are terrorists, which is a bad thing. However, because of political limitations, human beings do not have the freedom to migrate to wherever they would like. In most cases, people are restrained to their native countries and unable to move abroad because they lack finances, government approval, connections, vision, and support from family or friends. Usually, when human beings manage to leave their home country for another country, they do not easily return back, unless something threatens their dream abroad, or some better opportunities open up in their home country, or they are repatriated from their residence country back to their native country. Even so, those who are repatriated want to return back to the country they just came from!

 

When it comes to the diaspora of the developing countries, if stinginess, unforgiveness, and selfishness can be added to the already-complicated equations among the diaspora and those residing in the same country, most of the immigrants allow pride to get in their way and would prefer dying abroad than returning back to their native country. It is in this critical condition that most countries are begging their diasporas to give back or to invest in their development.

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Nevertheless, a handful of educated people living in the Diaspora would like to return to their country of origin or country of residence, but in most cases, a very few organized structures exist to facilitate that type of movement. Some people don’t even know who to talk to or where to start in order to return to their home country. This is because many developed countries do not have a clear plan to integrate or incorporate their diaspora and returning immigrants into the development of their own country. Many immigrants have returned or have been returned to their home country, but have failed due to a lack of programs to help them integrate into their new environment. Numerous traveling agencies and businesses assist people in planning their travels, but very few specialize in helping diaspora members return to their home country even if it is for a short stay to contribute to their nation’s development. After arriving to a new country and being surprised by the many hurdles they have to overcome, once realizing all the obstacles, certain immigrants oftentimes want to return home but lack the funding to do so.

 

The problem is more complex for the educated people living abroad. Indeed, some diaspora members studied at a very high cost; some may have even acquired debts (e.g. student loan, cost of living abroad), and after graduation, they would like to return back to their home country, but unfortunately, they can’t afford it, because the salary they will make in their home country cannot allow them to pay their debt and have a decent life. Furthermore, if they return, they will likely not find the tools and resources to practice what they have learned. However, if someone (e.g. government, nonprofit) can assist them in paying off that debt and having a decent job, some diaspora members would love to return home. A solution must be found for this global problem.

In our next post, we will discuss what DiasporaEngager is doing to solve this complex problem. Please stay tuned! Meanwhile, you can join our efforts by registering a free account at : https://diasporaengager.com/miniRegister



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Involving the International Diaspora in Education, Research, and the Development of their Countries



Nations develop themselves because of the research, innovation, invention, and creativity of their people. Consequently, the poverty of certain nations can be linked to the education of their citizens. For instance, the gap of knowledge and development between universities in developed countries and those in developing countries is very huge because of the quality of their research, the environment, and the lack of resources. Even within any country, significant differences are found between the services provided at different educational institutions.

 

If the developing countries must invest in their research institutions to reach the level of the research being done in certain developed countries, they must allocate a significant amount of their national budget. Unfortunately, due to their economy, most developing countries cannot afford that kind of spending. To resolve some of the challenging problems affecting education today, collaborative efforts must be strategically made. For instance, many governmental and private institutions are increasingly requiring universities to collaborate regionally or worldwide before winning certain grants and fellowships. While the under-developed educational institutions have several collaboration opportunities, they lack the information to find the right collaborators. Similarly, numerous institutions in developed countries can provide their expertise to others, but the connection is missing. When brain drain is added to the equation, the solution is more difficult for the countries that are negatively affected.

 

Involving students, staff, and faculty  in diaspora engagement.

Helping students, staff, and faculty to easily find peers and schools that have opportunities for them.

Because they better know the context of their home countries than the foreigners, the global diaspora must play a key role in helping their country of origin to alleviate some of their educational problems. Without a doubt, the potential of many educated people of most developing countries is not being well used abroad, while their native countries are neither crafting strategies to harvest that potential for their benefit. As an example, someone who obtained a doctorate in the USA or in the UK, is likely to have some advanced technological knowledge and tools than someone who got the same degree in Africa or in other third world countries. Usually, most of the top scientists from the developing countries that are trained abroad do not want to return back to their native countries to use their skills and knowledge to advance their people and their nations. While many developing countries are begging their brains to return home to build their nations, several developed countries where those brains live are also forging much more powerful strategies to encourage brain drain. Knowing that it is very difficult, even sometimes impossible, to force people to move to a new place, including going abroad or returning back home, a new type of strategy is very much needed to solve the educational problems of the global diaspora in a sustainable way. Many institutions are trying to tackle this issue, but most of them appear to be advancing agendas that conflict with the real solution! Global and unselfish efforts that are not solely based on monetary transactions are much needed to fully help the international immigrants to properly develop themselves and in return help their country of origin to improve their scholastic services.

 

DiasporaEngager is addressing this complex challenge related to the international diaspora engagement in education, research, development and much more. To overcome this international challenge, DiasporaEngager does not focus only of higher education, but on many levels of education (post graduate, graduate, undergraduate, high school, place of apprenticeship, vocational education, etc.) where knowledge is dispensed. DiasporaEngager is a global network platform that links educational and research institutions to educational needs and opportunities related to: collaboration, consultation or consulting, economic development, employment, endowment, extension, grant, library services, outreach, philanthropy, research partnership, pen pal, study abroad, student exchange, teaching, tourism, and partnership, etc.

 

DiasporaEngager helps establish and strengthen collaboration between laboratories and research centers in developing and developed countries in order to solve professional needs. DiasporaEngager facilitates networking between universities across the globe so that they use advanced technologies to innovate, create, and invent while addressing the crucial research and development problems. This global platform allows students, staff, and faculty to easily find peers and schools that have opportunities matching their educational interests or needs and vice versa. DiasporaEngager is a global channel through which people and resources can be transferred between educational institutions according to the institutions developmental gap.

 

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The international diaspora and the people and organizations in their country of origin and in their country of residence can use this platform to quickly inform each other about the path and means to get a better education to improve lives and develop nations. By doing so, DiasporaEngager acts as a liaison between the global diaspora and their home countries to transfer resources required to develop or reform their educational system and a whole lot more.

 

All it takes so start using that global platform is to create a free account at www.DiasporaEngager.com/miniRegister. The registration and the use of the platform are free. If you are already a user of DiasporaEngager, please log into your account today and post your needs/offers related to education or anything else so that others can find and respond to them. As of today, people and organizations from more than 80 countries are already using that platform. Why not register today and see what is awaiting you!  Together with their diasporas, each country can better handle their educational and developmental problems while fully engaging with the complex problems of their international diaspora associations and people.

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The Global Volunteering Platform That Involves The International Diaspora



Volunteering has become an interesting part of people’s lives. While some volunteering jobs may be for humanitarian purposes, others have a business potential. It is delightful for someone to volunteer at a place of his or her interest. When people volunteer, not only do they bless themselves, but they also solve other’s problems that may stay unsolved otherwise.

Unfortunately, countless people would like to volunteer but don’t know where they can find an opening in a town or country of their interest. At the same time, many organizations have volunteer openings, but they don’t know how and who to contact to get those jobs done. Particularly, many people travel for diverse reasons (missions, vacation, etc.) to other countries and would like to volunteer for a specific need, but they don’t know who to contact or how to provide that service. There is a gap of information and collaboration between people willing to volunteer and the persons or institutions that will receive those services.

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In addition to advocating for their country, the global diaspora can play a crucial role in solving this problem. The diasporas have the chance to live and experience life abroad. They know a lot of new things that the people in their home country do not know. Consequently, the potential of the diaspora needs to be harvested to empower the development of their nations. In other words, volunteering should play a big part in diaspora engagement efforts. Up to today, a very few platforms openly provide that kind of service worldwide in a win-win framework. Consequently, many opportunities of volunteering are missed because they are hidden from the public or they are tagged with complex financial strategies or interests. This situation is contributing to the poverty of many people and nations. A solution was needed!

DiasporaEngager is an global online site where anyone or any organization that wants, needs, or has a volunteer opening will register, search, find, and be able to contact volunteers and vice versa with opportunities in any areas of interest worldwide. DiasporaEngager is dedicated to improving the volunteering industry by allowing people to better use their talents to help themselves and those in need.

DiasporaEngager’s volunteering services are tailored to:

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  • Free volunteering
  • Charity volunteering
  • Volunteering job or paid volunteering
  • Volunteering program or project
  • Volunteering company or organization
  • Virtual or online volunteering
  • Local, International, Worldwide, or Global volunteering
  • Medical or Hospital volunteering
  • Mission Trip
  • Corporate volunteering
  • Student volunteering
  • Animal volunteering
  • Etc.

 

What can you do to start using DiasporaEngager’s platform to address your volunteering needs and/or offers right now?

All it takes to start using this platform is to register a free account. If you haven’t yet, please click here to register today: https://diasporaengager.com/miniRegister. It is free! Or if you want to see what you need to do to start benefiting from our services, please go to the next paragraph.

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Première Plateforme Mondiale de Connexion et d’Engagement de la Diaspora Internationale: DiasporaEngager



 

1. Les problèmes de la diaspora globale et pourquoi la plateforme internationale des diasporas a été créée ?

  • Pour diverses raisons, des gens quittent leur pays d’origine pour aller en aventure dans l’espoir d’une vie meilleure qui, malheureusement, ne se retrouve pas généralement comme initialement prévue.
  • Plusieurs personnes et organisations dans le pays d’origine de la diaspora (en particulier les pays en développement) tournent la plupart de leurs besoins d’assistance vers leurs parents et amis à l’étranger, pensant que tous les immigrants ont réussi à l’étranger.
  • Au même moment, rien n’est si gratuit pour la diaspora à l’extérieur. La plupart des choses «gratuites» que la diaspora obtient à l’étranger ne sont pas suffisantes pour durablement réussir. Par conséquent, pour réussir, la plupart des diasporas doivent payer un prix élevé.
  • Non seulement les autochtones, les organisations, et les entreprises dans le pays de résidence de la diaspora sont souvent surchargés de demandes, mais aussi, ils préféreraient que la diaspora internationale achète leurs produits et services professionnels plutôt que de simplement demander d’aides gratuites.

 

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  • La plupart des diasporas ou immigrants sont généralement incompris et/ou maltraités, par exemple à cause des barrières linguistiques, culturelles, et raciales, mais aussi en raison du manque d’intégration dans leur nouvel environnement où, parfois, les autochtones ou indigènes peinent aussi à réussir!
  • Dans le même temps, certaines organisations et agences gouvernementales tirent profit stratégiquement de cette situation mondiale que beaucoup de gens et de nations ne veulent pas ou ne peuvent pas pleinement comprendre ou dénoncer.
  • Les membres de la diaspora qui réussissent, ou ceux que nous pensons réussir, n’atteignent généralement pas leur plein potentiel, et s’ils en arrivent là, ça prend trop de temps. Au moment où ils y parviennent à réaliser leurs rêves, la plupart des membres de la diaspora contractent beaucoup de dettes, de frustrations et d’autres problèmes qui les amènent à se concentrer sur eux-mêmes plutôt qu’à vraiment penser au développement de leur pays d’origine où les dirigeants sont parfois impliqués dans des affaires de corruption et de mal gouvernance qui n’encouragent pas !
  • Pire, certains membres de la diaspora qui ont réussi et qui veulent donner en retour ou investir dans leur pays d’origine, ne savent pas où sont les besoins réels, les vrais secteurs d’investissement fiables et comment ils peuvent s’engager dans les processus de développement de leur nations, mêmes s’ils seront mal compris …
  • Ce problème mondial appauvrit les peuples et les nations. Avec l’accroissement des crises, guerres et catastrophes dans le monde entier, les migrations humaines vont s’accentuer et les problèmes y correspondants vont s’empirer si les actions appropriées ne sont pas durablement prises maintenant.

Pour réellement résoudre ce problème d’envergure mondiale, un système global doit être construit, où les diasporas internationales, les personnes et les organisations dans leur pays d’origine et dans leur pays d’accueil peuvent travailler ensemble pour s’entraider mutuellement. C’est justement ce pour quoi DiasporaEngager  (www.DiasporaEngager.com) a été créé! Il suffit de créer un compte gratuit pour pouvoir accéder aux ressources de DiasporaEngager. Pour vous inscrire, allez sur: http://DiasporaEngager.com/miniRegister

2. Mission de DiasporaEngager

L’importance de la diaspora est fort soulignée dans la plupart des débats portant sur le développement des nations ; mais les actions réelles, concrètes/pratiques, et non partisanes manquent cruellement. La majorité des pays ne peuvent pas complètement se développer sans impliquer leur diaspora. L’intégration de la diaspora dans les questions de développement implique aussi des collaborations et partenariat entre cette diaspora et les intellectuels vivant dans le pays de départ de la diaspora.

Basé aux USA, DiasporaEngager – www.DiasporaEngager.com – est la première plateforme mondiale créée pour stratégiquement connecter sur un seul réseau les associations de diaspora du monde entier aux intellectuels, gouvernants, et organisations publiques et privées se trouvant dans les pays de résidence et dans les pays de départ de la diaspora à savoir: Associations, Businesses, Agences Gouvernementales, Services d’Immigration, Instituts de Recherche, Laboratoires, ONG, Philanthropes/Donateur, Agences de Recrutement, Écoles, Universités et autres Etablissements d’Enseignement, Étudiants, Enseignants, Chercheurs, Homme d’Affaires, Agence de Voyage, Chômeurs, Services de Bénévolat, etc. L’inscription et l’usage de cette plateforme sont gratuits.

Par exemple, la diaspora ne peut pas bien collaborer avec leurs compatriotes si elle ne sait pas où est-ce qu’ils vivent? Que font-ils ? Quels sont leur centres d’intérêts en terme de collaboration ou de partenariat ? Où les trouver ? Comment est-ce que la diaspora peut travailler avec eux ?

Bref, DiasporaEngager est le premier fournisseur de liaisons entre toutes les diasporas, les personnes et organisations dans leurs pays d’origine ainsi que dans leur pays d’accueil, pour détecter, collecter, et transférer des ressources, services et opportunités de développement entre les nations et leurs peuples dans un cadre gagnant-gagnant. DiasporaEngager accomplit cette mission en se focalisant sur certains domaines d’intérêt clés dont :

Adoption Plaidoyer (lobbying)
Assistance aux immigrants Plaintes/Grogne de la Diaspora
Assistance aux réfugiés Politique de développement
Bénévolat Questions culturelles
Collaboration Recrutement de talents
Consultation Renforcement des capacités
Correspondance Représentation de la Diaspora
Démocratie et gouvernance Réseautage
Diplomatie Retour de la diaspora dans le pays d’origine
Enseignement Science et recherche
Gestion de la fuite de cerveaux Service d’emploi
Intégration des immigrants Services bancaires et assurances
Investissement Services d’amitié et d’échange
Jumelage de villes Services de traduction
Marketing Services éditoriaux
Mentorat Services juridiques
Nouvelles opportunités Spiritualité/religion
Opportunités d’affaires Technologie
Paix et guerre Transport
Philanthropie Tutorat

 3. Utilisateurs de DiasporaEngager ?

Bien que la plate-forme est basée sur les besoins de la diaspora mondiale, les services sont conçus pour les personnes, organismes et entités telles que :

 

4. Quoi faire pour commencer par utiliser la plateforme

 

Vous pouvez aussi nous suivre sur:

https://plus.google.com/+DiasporaEngager

https://Twitter.com/DiasporaEngager

https://Facebook.com/DiasporaEngager

 

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  1. Il est évident que le développement de certains pays du tiers-monde doit vouloir associer les diasporas étrangères. Celles-ci sont invitées à venir investir. Investir dans quoi? Chacun peut légitimément se poser cette question. Devant, un climat d’affaires submergé d’aléas socio-éconoiques teinté de corruption de tout genre et devant une autorité politique “Queen de mal gouvernance”; le doute s’installe progressivement quoi que tous les jours les mêmes appels (recherches du soutiens des ressortisants à l’étranger pour booster le développement de leur home countries) sont lancés.

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Diaspora Engagement in Science and Technology



Scientists and researchers are needed everywhere to innovate and create new things that can help solve the world’s growing problems. In most developing countries, several top intellectuals tend to migrate to developed countries, seeking better professional opportunities.

With the massive migration of the educated people from their home country to other countries (brain drain), diaspora engagement in science, technology, and research is needed more than ever.  Unfortunately, it is not easy for the professionals living in the diaspora to network with their home country and with their country of residence to offer their professional skills to address scientific and technological problems. Sometimes, the diaspora members are less paid in their country of residence, whereas their home country does not know how to tap into the potential of their educated expatriates?

Diaspora engagement in science and technology should not be only about granting work visas to the best international scientists so that they stay abroad after their graduation. Diaspora implication in science and engineering should not be only about asking the diaspora to return to their country of ancestry! Engaging the international diaspora in the development of their countries should be more than the partisan political debates regarding the migration of the intellectuals from developing countries to America or Europe.

To sustainably involve the world’s diasporas in the advancement of their nations, efforts must be made so that the diasporas serve as a bridge between their country of origin and their current country of residence in a win-win framework. For instance, the diasporas should be informing their home country about scientific opportunities in their country of residence and vice versa. Meanwhile, scientific institutions (e.g. schools, universities, ministers/departments of education) in each country need to keep their diasporas up to date about scientific and educational news, needs, and opportunities. As the professional diaspora members living in developed countries are likely to be more alerted about scientific advancements in their areas of expertise, it would be more advantageous for every country to create a national pipeline between their intellectuals and their diaspora accordingly. Although certain countries are trying to create a department specialized in diaspora affairs, their local efforts cannot have a significant impact if each diaspora keeps working alone.

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  • Are you trying to find good scientific collaborators?
  • Are you looking for diaspora members with whom you can collaborate?
  • Are you looking for grants, fellowships, or scholarship opportunities?
  • Are you a businessman or businesswoman trying to invest in science and research?
  • Are you a science or research policy maker?
  • Are you a trying to learn more about science?
  • Do you have any scientific problems or needs?
  • Do you have anything to offer to scientists or researchers?
  • Do you have any scientific ideas or information to share with others?
  • Do you have any concerns or suggestions about how science is done today in any country or in any field?

If you said yes to any of the questions above, DiasporaEngager (the global diaspora engagement platform – www.DiasporaEngager.com) can help you. DiasporaEngager is the premier global diaspora network platform where scientists/intellectuals and their diasporas can list their expertise and skills so that they can find and work with each other on issues related to science, technology, research, education, and much more. Indeed, DiasporaEngager is committed to helping the scientists, researchers, innovators, companies, businesses, nonprofit organizations, international institutions, and nations to work together to find a solution to local and international problems that can be addressed by science and research.

To reach that goal, DiasporaEngager helps the global diaspora and their countries to find each other and engage in conversations related to:

  • Research collaboration
  • Scientific breakthrough/revolution
  • Research companies
  • Research fellowships
  • Scientific conferences/meetings
  • Scientific business
  • Scientific discovery/news
  • Funding opportunities
  • Scientific instruments/equipment
  • Scientific literature
  • Teaching and mentoring
  • Scientific methodology
  • Research jobs/positions
  • Scientific publication
  • Scientific supplies
  • Research markets/marketing
  • Research scholarships
  • Scientific technology

These conversations do not have to be formal or systematic, but they provide a great avenue that can lead to a more sustainable diaspora engagement in science and technology and much more: http://DiasporaEngager.com/extPage/aboutUs.

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  1. We need the hands that make the earth green. We need all persons who provides love and goodness to human beings, especially researchers and scientists. In order to spread peace and security in all parts of the earth. I support and endorse all the ideas of Dr Roland Holou.

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How to Engage the Global Diaspora in Consulting Opportunities with their Country of Origin and Country of Residence



With the development of technologies and business opportunities, the increase of service to customers, the amount of information to analyze, and the increasing need to make the right decisions based on a variety of data, consulting is becoming a very important component in the workplace. Unfortunately, access to affordable and trustworthy consultants at the right time is not always easy. Similarly, many talented people would like to offer consulting services, but they don’t know where, how, and whom to contact.

Although in the case of countries affected by brain drain the need of native consultants is more appealing, it is very hard for people living in the diaspora to offer such a service to their home countries. At the same time, many organizations have consulting openings, but they don’t know how or who to contact to get those jobs done. Sometimes, because of a lack of the right fit, many consultations are done by less qualified people.

While the experts living in the diaspora are rarely used by their home countries for consulting, several foreign consultants are hired for the cause of those very countries. Unfortunately, those foreign consultants often lack the local knowledge which is required to appropriately elaborate certain policies, and they are often less qualified and more expensive than the diasporas. If the global diasporas can be better organized, they can be a very powerful instrument for consulting and development of the government, schools, businesses, and organizations in their home country as well as in their host country.

 

To fill the gap of information and collaboration between people willing to be consulted and the persons or institutions that will receive such services, DiasporaEngager aims at creating a free global consulting platform by using social media to bring together consulting customers and clients for collaboration, networking, business, entrepreneurship, and much more,  to develop people and nations.

With this platform, the world’s diasporas can be easily reached and used for consulting needs. This international platform significantly annuls the consulting fee and allows nations to find and use people that they can trust. If anyone needs a consultant for anything, he or she will just go online and search worldwide.

The global consulting platform (http://bit.ly/1rAX9cN) brings together consultants and clients for collaboration, networking, business, and entrepreneurship to develop people and nations. On this diaspora engagement site, people, businesses, organizations, institutions, and nations can create their profile and put online their expertise, profession, years of experience, location, and the cost of their service. If anyone needs a consultant for anything, he or she will just go to this platform online and search locally or internationally. The consultants can be contacted for specific needs pertaining to their region, expertise, and availability.

 

If you already have an account with DiasporaEngager, please log in today (www.DiasporaEngager.com) and post your consulting needs and/or offers. 

If you have not register an account on DiasporaEngager yet, please go to http://DiasporaEngager.com/miniRegister to register today, so that you can start using this global platform. It is free!

To start receiving updates and consulting opportunities related to the global diaspora, please go to http://bit.ly/1oOJFXE to subscribe to the diaspora engagement newsletter today! It is free!

 

The Global Diaspora Engagement Platform has more than consulting, investment, and philanthropy. To learn about other services related to the international diaspora engagement and how they may help you, please click here:  http://bit.ly/1rAX9cN

 

For any questions or suggestions, please contact us here: www.DiasporaEngager.com/contact/

 

Wish you the best.

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Why and How the Global Diaspora Should Advocate for the Development of their Nations



To advocate for something is to plead or argue in favor of that thing. People and organizations usually advocate for causes they care for. For instance, to push their agendas forward, several nations, institutions, and organizations hire professionals that advocate on their behalf for things critical to their well-being (e.g. security, economy, politics, and development). Why does diaspora advocacy  for development matter?

 

While almost every country has an interest in others, millions of people are moving every year to new countries or places without being really engaged in the development of their home country as it should. At the same time, the potential of the diaspora is usually ignored even in their new country of residence. With the globalization of the world’s economy and the increasing human migration, the potential of the global diaspora is needed more than ever.

 

Usually, because they know more about their country of residence than their fellow citizens living in their home country, the global Diaspora can better advocate for their people at key institutions or places in their country of residence. By doing so, advocacy service providers will have a channel to reach the customers that were unknown to them, whereas the Diasporas and their people will finally know who to talk to and how to solve their advocacy problems based on their respective realities.

 

Each country should have advocacy centers where they should be training and educating their diaspora in helping them carry their developmental agendas. Governmental agencies (e.g. consulates and embassies) should be highly involved in this kind of advocacy initiatives. Unfortunately, the consulates and embassies of many developing countries are mostly known for delivering visas and passports or for negotiating deals that can be better won if their diaspora can be tactically more involved! Several intellectuals living in the diaspora have complained that they never receive a letter or a newsletter from the embassy or the consulate of their country trying to engage them in development conversations. Therefore, the potential of these diaspora pundits is ignored by their own nations that nominate unqualified diplomats to negotiate very complex issues that they (the diplomats) were not trained for. At the same time, the international diaspora neglect to make the first move by approaching their country to start discussions that can develop them.

 

Normally, in every country, there should be advocacy institutes at least at university levels to help harvest the potential of the professionals in the diaspora as a positive force that can enlighten people and unleash development. By doing so, more advocacy for development jobs can be created in each country and also among the diaspora. The educated people living in the diaspora must be motivated to know that their country of origin needs them no less than their current country of residence where they are sometimes strategically forced to pay a lot for their education and integration before starting to pay a high interest for their loans without forgetting their taxes!

 

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This is part of the noble mission DiasporaEngager is carrying: brings together the advocacy industry and the Diasporas as well as their home country to cooperate and resolve their problems. In addition, DiasporaEngager can assist you if you are interested in opportunities related to:

  • Advocacy campaign
  • Advocacy law or lawyer
  • Advocacy mediation
  • Advocacy networking
  • Advocacy organization
  • Advocacy program and services
  • Advocacy support and training
  • Consumer advocacy
  • Diaspora advocacy
  • Educational advocacy
  • Human rights advocacy
  • Immigrant advocacy
  • Etc.

Do you have an agenda that you need to push forward?

Do you want to plea the cause of your country?

Do you know that your Diaspora can do the same thing for you?

Do you have any advocacy skills you want to use for any country?

Do you want to advocate on behalf of your country of origin or residence?

Do you want to represent your country somewhere?

 

If you said yes to any of the above questions, you can solve your problem and/or help someone else use your skills by just connecting with people and opportunities on DiasporaEngager: https://DiasporaEngager.com

 

All it takes to start using the diaspora advocacy platform is to register a free account. If you are not a DiasporaEngager User yet, please click here to register today: https://DiasporaEngager.com/miniRegister. It is free!

 

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International Diaspora Engagement Network Platform



The International Diaspora Engagement Network Platform Is Launched (via PRWeb)

DiasporaEngager (DiasporaEngager.com) is the global diaspora community platform that connects international diasporas to opportunities with governments, nonprofits, businesses, laboratories, international institutions, schools, and research institutions…

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  1. I am interested in engaging Diasporas and Diaspora group of Africa and particularly my country Liberia. what could be your advice to me.

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14 Top Secrets That You May Not Fully Know or Understand About The Global Diaspora! – Part 1



Greetings from DiasporaEngager, www.DiasporaEngager.com, the world’s #1 and largest diaspora engagement network platform!

Today, we would like to share with you some of the secrets that many individuals and nations do not know or understand about the global diaspora that they dearly want to give back to their home country! Before we start diving into strategies and ways to finally engage the international diaspora with the development of their nations, we feel like it is very important that we  shed light on some of top secrets regarding this issue! The french people will say “secret de  polichinelle”. Here it is:

Based on a massive data collection and painful diagnostics, here are the dilemmas that most diasporas, their home countries, and their country of residence find themselves in:

  1. For many reasons, most people leave their country of origin to go into adventure hoping for a better life that, unfortunately, they don’t usually find as originally planned.

 

  1. For most people living in the diaspora, getting better opportunities to solve their problems and achieve their adventure dream is their main priority.

 

  1. People and organizations in the country of origin of the diasporas (particularly developing countries) address most of their needs for assistance to their relatives in the diaspora, thinking that all of those relatives are really having a better life abroad.

 

  1. Some people in the country of origin of the diaspora are mostly interested in receiving free gifts back from the international diaspora regardless of their success or not.

 

  1. At the same time, nothing is that free for the diaspora in the foreign countries they find themselves in. Most of the free things the diasporas get abroad are not enough to really help them find a sustainable way of success. Therefore, to really succeed abroad, most diasporas have to pay a high price.

 

  1. Usually, at their turn, most people living in the diaspora (at least the newcomers/migrants and those who are struggling to succeed) tend to ask the people in their host country to help them.

 

  1. Not only are native individuals, organizations, and businesses in the diaspora country of residence overloaded with requests for free help, but also, they would prefer the diaspora members (who are living by them) to buy their professional services and products rather than just ask for free help.

 

  1. Usually, most diasporas are not well understood for instance because of the language and cultural barriers, but also because of a lack of integration into their new environment where sometimes, the autochthonous are barely making it in this global economy in decadence!

 

  1. As the diasporas have their problems that they cannot solve, so the people and organizations in the diasporas’ host country have their own that they cannot or they do not want to solve free of charge those of the diaspora.

 

  1. Meanwhile, certain organizations and governmental institutions strategically take advantage of this situation that many people and nations do not and/or can not fully understand or share.

 

  1. Because of the problems mentioned above, it generally takes too long for most diaspora members to achieve their goals and succeed. Nevertheless, many diaspora members behave like if  life abroad is a paradise or the “Eldorado”. Therefore, instead of telling the truth to their people so brain drain and immigration can be sightly reduced at the profit of many nations which are sinking, many people lie and/or prefer to believe in lies!

 

  1. The diaspora members who succeed, or who we think succeed, do not usually reach their full potential, and if they do, it takes too long to get there.

 

  1. By the time they succeed, most diaspora members incur a lot of debt, frustrations, and other problems that cause them to focus on themselves rather than really thinking about helping those in their country of origin as the latter wish in their claim of “diaspora give back”.

 

  1. Some of those who succeed and who want to give back do not know where the real needs are and how they can engage themselves and others. Unfortunately, when some give back, many corruptible systems poison their good will! And a whole lot more!!!

 

To solve these problems, DiasporaEngager was invented. DiasporaEngager aims at being the premier provider of liaisons and strategies between all Diasporas, people and organizations in their home country as well as in their host countries, to set the developmental and global environment to detect, harvest, and transfer resources, services, and opportunities between people, organizations, and nations in a win-win framework, and much more.

This platform can benefit yourself or someone you know.

To register to DiasporaEngager in order to start using the platform to address your problems or help others, please click here: https://diasporaengager.com/miniRegister.php.

 

You can also join our Newsletter list today by clicking here.

 

Stay tuned! We have a lot more to say. It is very important we understand the complexity of the problem related with immigration, diaspora international problems/opportunities, etc., before we start talking about ways to engage with the global diaspora!

 

For any questions, feel free to contact us.

The DiasporaEngager Team!

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14 Top Secrets That You May Not Fully Know or Understand About The Global Diaspora! – Part 1



Greetings from DiasporaEngager, www.DiasporaEngager.com, the world’s #1 and largest diaspora engagement network platform!

Today, we would like to share with you some of the secrets that many individuals and nations do not know or understand about the global diaspora that they dearly want to give back to their home country! Before we start diving into strategies and ways to finally engage the international diaspora with the development of their nations, we feel like it is very important that we  shed light on some of top secrets regarding this issue! The french people will say “secret de  polichinelle”. Here it is:

Based on a massive data collection and painful diagnostics, here are the dilemmas that most diasporas, their home countries, and their country of residence find themselves in:

  1. For many reasons, most people leave their country of origin to go into adventure hoping for a better life that, unfortunately, they don’t usually find as originally planned.

 

  1. For most people living in the diaspora, getting better opportunities to solve their problems and achieve their adventure dream is their main priority.

 

  1. People and organizations in the country of origin of the diasporas (particularly developing countries) address most of their needs for assistance to their relatives in the diaspora, thinking that all of those relatives are really having a better life abroad.

 

  1. Some people in the country of origin of the diaspora are mostly interested in receiving free gifts back from the international diaspora regardless of their success or not.

 

  1. At the same time, nothing is that free for the diaspora in the foreign countries they find themselves in. Most of the free things the diasporas get abroad are not enough to really help them find a sustainable way of success. Therefore, to really succeed abroad, most diasporas have to pay a high price.

 

  1. Usually, at their turn, most people living in the diaspora (at least the newcomers/migrants and those who are struggling to succeed) tend to ask the people in their host country to help them.

 

  1. Not only are native individuals, organizations, and businesses in the diaspora country of residence overloaded with requests for free help, but also, they would prefer the diaspora members (who are living by them) to buy their professional services and products rather than just ask for free help.

 

  1. Usually, most diasporas are not well understood for instance because of the language and cultural barriers, but also because of a lack of integration into their new environment where sometimes, the autochthonous are barely making it in this global economy in decadence!

 

  1. As the diasporas have their problems that they cannot solve, so the people and organizations in the diasporas’ host country have their own that they cannot or they do not want to solve free of charge those of the diaspora.

 

  1. Meanwhile, certain organizations and governmental institutions strategically take advantage of this situation that many people and nations do not and/or can not fully understand or share.

 

  1. Because of the problems mentioned above, it generally takes too long for most diaspora members to achieve their goals and succeed. Nevertheless, many diaspora members behave like if  life abroad is a paradise or the “Eldorado”. Therefore, instead of telling the truth to their people so brain drain and immigration can be slightly reduced at the profit of many nations which are sinking, many people lie and/or prefer to believe in lies!

 

  1. The diaspora members who succeed, or who we think succeed, do not usually reach their full potential, and if they do, it takes too long to get there.

 

  1. By the time they succeed, most diaspora members incur a lot of debt, frustrations, and other problems that cause them to focus on themselves rather than really thinking about helping those in their country of origin as the latter wish in their claim of “diaspora give back”.

 

  1. Some of those who succeed and who want to give back do not know where the real needs are and how they can engage themselves and others. Unfortunately, when some give back, many corruptible systems poison their good will! And a whole lot more!!!

 

To solve these problems, DiasporaEngager was invented. DiasporaEngager aims at being the premier provider of liaisons and strategies between all Diasporas, people and organizations in their home country as well as in their host countries, to set the developmental and global environment to detect, harvest, and transfer resources, services, and opportunities between people, organizations, and nations in a win-win framework, and much more.

This platform can benefit yourself or someone you know.

To register to DiasporaEngager in order to start using the platform to address your problems or help others, please click here: https://diasporaengager.com/miniRegister.php.

 

You can also join our Newsletter list today by clicking here.

 

Stay tuned! We have a lot more to say. It is very important we understand the complexity of the problem related with immigration, diaspora international problems/opportunities, etc., before we start talking about ways to engage with the global diaspora!

 

For any questions, feel free to contact us.

The DiasporaEngager Team!

 



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How does DiasporaEngager Help Individuals, Organizations, and Nations? – Part 1



As the world’s first global and comprehensive Diaspora platform, DiasporaEngager links the international Diaspora groups to people and organizations in their home country as well as in their country of residence to detect, harvest, and transfer resources, services, and opportunities between people, organizations, and nations in a win-win framework.

 

For instance, on that developmental platform, governmental agencies can find tips and opportunities to successfully locate and engage with their Diasporas they have been looking for. Immigrants and travelers can find free assistance to address their moving, traveling, and migration needs. Nonprofits as well as professional and nonprofessional associations/networks employ the service to voice and satisfy their local and international requests. On that site, registered users get free tools to engage with local and global philanthropic donations, including directly giving and/or receiving goods/services to or from anyone worldwide. Businesses can find local and international opportunities to grow and improve their profit. Consultants can also obtain free resources to satisfy their consulting needs. Salespersons can find sales opportunities and attract more clients/customers. Buyers can locate and purchase good deals.

 

DiasporaEngager helps research institutes needing anything related to science, collaboration, grants, funding, publishing, and the scientific communities. Laboratories also uncover opportunities to get funded, hire great scientists, and find great partners, investors, and technology to advance their investigations. DiasporaEngager assists students, faculty, teachers, schools, educational institutions, nations, and organizations to get to the bottom of their educational problems. For instance, students can discover and apply what they need to know about grants, fellowships, internships, scholarships, student exchange, study abroad, job search, mentoring, networking, teaching, and volunteering.

 

Recruiters and recruiting agencies also find DiasporaEngager suitable for finding outstanding career development/placement opportunities worldwide. Unemployed people receive free tips to get a job, start a new business, or solve their unemployment problems. Volunteers interested in local and international volunteering opportunities will also find the platform very helpful. Retired people can use this international networking site to discover tools and resources required to have a great retirement anywhere without messing up their savings.

 

Other areas of interest covered by DiasporaEngager include: advocacy for development, benchmarking, capacity building, civil and human rights, cultural issues, dating, democracy, diplomacy, engineering, entrepreneurship, governance, healthcare/medical, hobbies and games, housing services, innovation, international affairs, investment, labor issues, legal services, lobbying, marketing, policy development, refugee services, security, spirituality, technology, town twinning, and more.

 

All it takes to start benefiting from DiasporaEngager is to register an account, have a profile about your competency, needs, and services you would like to provide or receive from others. Then, log into your account to post needs and offers so that others can view and respond to them.

To register to DiasporaEngager in order to start using the platform to address your problems or help others, please click here: https://diasporaengager.com/miniRegister.php.

 

You can also join our Newsletter list today by clicking here.

 

To Connect with DiasporaEngager, click here.

 

In our next blog, we will give you more details about how we can help you.

Thank you for taking your time to read us.

 



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Why the Global Diaspora Engagement Platform was Created? – Part 1



What is DiasporaEngager?

DiasporaEngager is the world’s premier and largest Diaspora network that addresses problems related to brain drain, education, business, philanthropy, traveling, immigration, volunteering, and much more. Usually, Diaspora refers to people who are living in a country or town that is not their place of origin/ancestry or the place they call home. Most people can be remotely linked to a country of ancestry, and because our services relate to everybody, “Diaspora” as used here applies to any human being.

 

Why the Global Diaspora Engagement Platform was created?

Millions of people are leaving their home country to go to others countries each year. Even within a country, many people are moving all the time, seeking better opportunities, or trying to adjust to life’s challenges and solicitations. The situation has been worsening in developing countries in a way that the brain drain is seen as one of the greatest threats against their development. Nevertheless, some developed countries are promoting policies and immigration laws that encourage foreign educated pundits or talented graduate students to leave their home country and come to those developed countries where they are “maintained” after graduation. So far, the efforts to stop or properly manage brain drain have been unsuccessful.

 

Unfortunately, many people are usually disappointed by what they see after moving, and others are disconnected from people and opportunities in their home country as well as in their host country. In other situations, people travel to new places without having a contact that can assist or mentor them if a need arises. Because of a lack of information or right connections, several aliens and travelers do not produce the best of themselves or successfully integrate to their new environment. Those who succeed often don’t collaborate/network with the newly arriving immigrants or with those who are not reaching their dreams.

 

Besides money they send back to their relatives, the global Diasporas do not contribute to the development of their country of origin as wished. Those who want to engage in humanitarian, fundraising, or philanthropy activities to give back don’t know how, where, and whom to contact to reach the real needy or to solve the real problems. At the same time, the Diasporas are usually unknown by many businesses, nonprofits and other organizations that can help them in their country of residence. This global problem impoverishes nations and deprives many organizations from reaching most of their potential market, clients, and customers.

 

With the increasing rise of crises, wars, and catastrophic events around the globe, human migration will keep growing and its corresponding problems will get worse if appropriate actions are not taken now. To sustainably solve this problem, a global system must be built where the Diaspora, the people and organizations in their country of origin and in their host country can work together to help each other mutually. That’s what DiasporaEngager was created for!

To register to DiasporaEngager in order to start using the platform to address your problems or help others, please click here: https://diasporaengager.com/miniRegister.php.

 

You can also join our Newsletter list today by clicking here.

 

About the Founder of DiasporaEngager

DiasporaEngager was founded by Roland Holou, a dual citizen of the US and Benin (West Africa). Prior to founding this company, Roland worked as a Plant Biotechnology Research Scientist in the USA. He also served as the International Chair of the “Sweet Sorghum Ethanol Association”. He also chaired the “International Service in Agronomy Award Committee” at the American Society of Agronomy. Roland Holou obtained his Ph.D. in Plant, Insect and Microbial Sciences at the University of Missouri in Columbia (USA), where he graduated as the Doctoral Marshal. He also holds a Bachelor Degree in Agronomy and a Master of Science Degree in Agricultural Engineering. He authored several books related to Sociology, Leadership, Education, Development, Politics, and Economics. Roland is available for interviews, consultations, and conferences related to his area of expertise including the international diaspora engagement and brain drain management.

 

Thank you very much for taking your time to read us.

 

In our next blog, we will share with you how DiasporaEngager can help individuals, organizations, and nations.

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What is our Definition of Diaspora?



Welcome to Diaspora Engagement Blog !

We are very excited you chose to visit our blog.

On this blog, powered by Diaspora Engagement ® (aka DiasporaEngager), you will learn about and interact with the international Diasporas.

Before we start blogging about more serious topics, let’s make sure that we all have the same understanding of the term “Diaspora”.

 

Our Definition of Diaspora

In our context, the word Diaspora is referring to anyone who, for any reasons, is living in a country or town that is not his or her place of origin or ancestry or the place s/he calls home. Some people may call them an immigrant, a stranger, or an alien. Some may argue that, most individuals can be remotely linked to a country of origin different than their current country of residence, and therefore, most of us are an alien, immigrant, or a Diaspora of somewhere. In the US for instance, except the native Indians, everyone else can be considered an alien or immigrant. Even in that case, the Indians themselves have had to migrate from somewhere before reaching the US. The longer the duration of the stay of someone in a foreign land, the higher the likelihood that his or her descendants think that they (the descendants) are native of that place that their ancestry moved to long ago. That’s why, because they are not first, second, or third generation immigrant, many people easily forget that they are a stranger of what they call “our land”, and unfortunately treat the new immigrants like the “bad people” or like “those who are taking our lands or our country”, or like “those who don’t even speak our language well”, or like “those who don’t behave like us”. In reality, those new immigrants (new arrivals) are usually just trying to go through the obligatory survival and integration steps that the ancestors of those who are calling them “strangers” and who think they are native did long ago. Therefore, without entering into any political and demographic debates, the word “Diaspora” as used in our context can be applied to any human being.

In our future posts, we will give you more details about who we are and what we do, and how we may help you.  The Diaspora Engagement platform, DiasporaEngager.com, allow you to learn about the international diaspora and ways you can engage with them locally or worldwide.

 

To register to DiasporaEngager in order to start using the platform to address your problems or help others, please click here: https://diasporaengager.com/miniRegister.php.

 

You can also join our Newsletter list today by clicking here.

 

For any question related to this blog or to the Diaspora Engagement services, please contact us at [email protected]

 

Thank you for visiting our blog. Please stay tuned.

 



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  1. I understood that DE also are for those with similar problems still living in their home country which is my case, but if do not, I will unsubscribe, no problem.

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