DIANA

Diaspora Academic Network For Africa

Photo credit: Diana ry in ASAF, Dar es Salaam, 2022

WITH DIANA RY

Giving Back To Africa Made Possible

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Diana ry institutes an Annual Event for African Academics in Diaspora called African Academic Night (AAN), Saturday 29th October 2022 in Turku Finland from 17 pm.

Executive Statement

Dr Doh Pascal President-Coordinator Diana Ry

Education and Innovation

The DIANA ry has been launched in the diaspora in one of the world’s citadel of knowledge, education and innovation, Finland with immediate branch chapter in Berlin (Germany) and California, USA and will extend to Canada, France, Belgium and Spain. DIANA ry is finally here to facilitate the involvement of African intellectual diaspora in remote teaching and research collaboration as well as contact activities with African universities and research organisations. The activities of DIANA are spelt out in different “Professional Mobility Programmes”, Virtual and contact. DIANA-ry shall conduct on behalf of the African Diaspora communities the selection of Fellows and place at the disposal of the African Universities. DIANA ry’s operations are need based i.e based on the expressed needs of African Universities for expertise. DIANA ry’s management has a wonderful network and sufficient experts trained (with Ph.Ds and Master in Higher Education Management) to outsource African academic expertise from Europe…

We Make Giving Back To Africa Easy & Possible

What We Do

We Can Build A Better Future Together For Africa

Involve diaspora experts of African dissent in research and education delivery in Africa

Increasing the capacity of research and

education delivery of African

Facilitate Professional Mobility of the African intellectual diaspora

Fill research and teaching gaps in African countries

Internationalise education, science and

research training in African……….

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Become A Fellow

Participants in DIANA ry’s programmes are called Diana ry ‘Fellows’ or ‘Scholars’, named ex-post after their first teaching or research activities in or with Africa This, after a rigorous selection process by reviewers in the different colleges in which their expertise belong.

Our Upcoming Events

Most of our events are posted online with accessible links for those that are online. Our calender is updated as soon as we have events coming up. Sign up for our latest events and webinar.

African Academic Night (AAN)

A forum where Science shall meet with entertainment and cultural diversity


Africa STEM by NASEM & African Academy of Sciences

To catalyze convergence research, innovation, and cross-pollination of ideas

2nd ASAF Annual General Forum 

The forum was organised as a hybrid event to enable both onsite participation in Dar-El-Salaam, Tanzania and online

What Our Partners Are Saying

‘ I have often said migrant academics can participate in their home knowledge economy without returning. The current digital revolution is an opportunity Africa and its education stakeholders and donors should not miss to mitigate brain drain. This needed a third sector organisation such as DIANA ry.

Seppo H. Prof Emeritus of Higher Education Management & Administration, Finland

“The diaspora is Africa’s 6th partner continent and Africa’s intellectual diapora is very important in the Continental Education Strategy for Africa (CESA 2016-2025) and the Agenda 2063. This is why we do not relent any effort to collaborate with structured and initiatives to mobilise and reorientate Africa’s talent back to Africa; the DIANA ry.

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Professor Sarah Anyang Agbor, Commissioner for Science and Human resources, African Union Commission

” I have always wanted to give back to my country Ghana but I did not really know how, then I came accross DIANA… What an initiave, Diana is giving me the greatest opportunity to see my dreams come true. I support this initiative and I am benefiting from it. Great job guys. “

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MIcheal Olante – United Kingdom

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Our Gallery

Discussion with Minister Pekka Haavisto, Minister of Foreign Affairs Finland, 13 June 2022 Nordic Africa Minister of Foreign Affairs Summit

Namibian Ambassador to Finland on the role of the African Diaspora. 13 June 2022 Nordic Africa Minister of Foreign Affairs Summit

Representatives of African Diaspora Organisations at the Nordic Africa Minister of Foreign Affairs Summit and African Parliamentarian in the Finnish Parliament. Helsinki, 13 June 2022

Diana ry at the UNESCO World Conference on Higher Education, Barcelona 18-20 May 2022

Tunisian Ambassador to Finland on the role of the African Diaspora. 13 June 2022 Nordic Africa Minister of Foreign Affairs Summit

Photo shoot with Secretary General of the Association of African Universities, Prof Olusola at the UNESCO World Conference on Higher Education, Barcelona 2022

Meeting with the Africa Pilots in Finland, Internationalisation Programme of Ministry of Education, Finland

Rencontre du President de Diana ry avec le Recteur de l’Agence Universitaire de la Francophonie

Rencontre du President de Diana ry avec le Recteur de l’Agence Universitaire de la Francophonie

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DIANA ry is finally here to facilitate the involvement of African intellectual diaspora in remote teaching and research collaboration as well as contact activities with African universities and research organisations.

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+358 452 375 773

pascaldoh@dianary.org

Pormestarinkatu 3 E 60, 20750, Turku. Finland


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