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Dispora collaboration and knowledge production in Africa: reflections on caveats and opportunities

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dc.date.accessioned 2019-03-12T12:22:16Z
dc.date.available 2019-03-12T12:22:16Z
dc.date.issued 2019-03-12 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11910/13558
dc.description.abstract Irrespective of its conceptualisation, diaspora contributes to the development of the homelands through diverse forms of collaboration. The increase in remittances and diaspora involvement in fostering democratic values are obvious examples. A new emphasis, however, is on developing the African academia through various forms of partnership and collaboration between diaspora-based and African-based academics. A number of initiatives, funding opportunities and research partnerships to this effect are emerging. Nevertheless, these partnerships are complex and do not always translate into win-win situations, especially for institutions and academics in the global South. In this paper, I reflect on some personal experiences in research collaborations as part of the diaspora and as an African-based academic. In so doing, three possible caveats in maximising the gains of diaspora partnerships in knowledge production are highlighted. I argue that while opportunities for knowledge collaboration abound, ensuring a sustainable win-win relationship in diaspora partnerships demands careful introspection at every turn. en
dc.format.medium Print en
dc.subject COLLABORATION en
dc.subject KNOWLEDGE en
dc.subject PRODUCTION en
dc.title Dispora collaboration and knowledge production in Africa: reflections on caveats and opportunities en
dc.type Journal Article en
dc.description.version Y en
dc.ProjectNumber N/A en
dc.Volume 16(1) en
dc.BudgetYear 2018/19 en
dc.ResearchGroup Education and Skills Development en
dc.SourceTitle Journal of Higher Education in Africa en
dc.ArchiveNumber 10704 en
dc.PageNumber 125-143 en
dc.outputnumber 9719 en
dc.bibliographictitle Fongwa, S. (2018) Dispora collaboration and knowledge production in Africa: reflections on caveats and opportunities. <i>Journal of Higher Education in Africa</i>. 16(1):125-143. en
dc.publicationyear 2018 en
dc.contributor.author1 Fongwa, S. en


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