6th RUAD – EURD Conference on Science & Technology from 4th to 5thMay 2018 , 

Technische Universität Berlin

Topic: African Scientists and Engineers in Germany;  Key catalysts for Knowledge

 sharing and Technology Transfer?


As one of the leading countries in science and technology, Germany has trained a considerable number of African scientists and engineers.  These trained scientists and engineers in Germany are potential human capital to boost the science and technology sector in Africa. Despite this high number of African engineers and scientists trained in Germany, the vast majority of countries inside the continent are still lacking infrastructures, industries and high ranking research centers that can contribute to solve very simple elementary problems inside the continent. Very few African engineers and scientists trained in Germany are active inside the continent. That is a very negligent amount compare to their number.


To fully support the agenda 2063 developed by the African Union, the African scientists and engineers in Germany need to take a leadership role because we strongly believe that they can due to their expertise and capabilities. A huge responsibility therefore hangs on their shoulders.


In this respect, the support of the Diasporan initiative by African governments is of paramount importance. In fact, a platform to support the activities of African scientists and engineers in Africa is urgently requested. Today many countries in the world have programmes and incentives to attract the best brains. Also, Africa need strategies to attract the best African brains over the world. We stand to fail if we do not have the right incentives to attract those brains residing outside the continent.

The main question that we will seek to answer at the conference will be:

How can we strategise to take advantage of the knowledge of African scientists and engineers in Germany?

The conference will also showcase success stories in Africa of some African Engineers and Scientists in Germany

Part of the conference will include inaugural lectures by well-known prominent guests who plays an important role in to galvanize the African engineers and scientists in the Diaspora.


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16  April 2011

Place : Technical University of Berlin , Germany

Topic : “The state of Science and Technology in Africa, 50 years after independence”                          

This conference pointed out that for the past 50 years, Science and Technology remained a neglected area on the continent. For this reason African Scientists and Engineers have been called upon to put value to their acquired knowledge. They have to find ways to impact on their societies through the transfer of these sciences and technologies

Date : 31  March  2012

Place : Technical University of Berlin , Germany

Topic : “Science and technology in Africa in the 21st century: what action to be taken”

The conference aimed at preparing Engineers and Scientists to take action in their various fields

Date : 12 & 13 April 2013

Place : Technical University of Berlin , Germany

Topic : “African Engineers, Scientists, Entrepreneurs and Industrialists for Technology transfer in Africa”                                                                                                                                                                

This conference strongly recommended that « Beside volunteer work done by the Diaspora in Africa, African Engineers & Scientists should create enterprises that can provide jobs and therefore enhance the capacity of the continent to control technologies »


Date : 12  April 2014

Place : Technical University of Berlin,  Germany

Topic : “What has Patent sales and Licensing transactions to do with technology transfer in Africa”        The exploitation of various existing patents and licenses to boost the industrialization was highlighted

Date : 18 -19 July 2014

Place : PKFokam Institute of Excellence, Yaoundé – Cameroon

Ist international conference of the PKFokam Institute of Excellence, Yaoundé – Cameroon

Topic : “The Conquest and Development of Science and Technology”

Our intention is to encourage and support Engineers and Scientists of the African Diaspora, to enter into partnership with counterparts in Africa and use their knowledge to create enterprises including those in high technologies. The PKFokam institute of Excellence in Yaoundé Cameroon has become a center of excellence for accompanying the transfer of technology in Africa

Date : 9 – 11 June 2015

Place : PKFokam Institute of Excellence, Yaoundé – Cameroon

2nd International conference of the PKFokam Institute of Excellence, Yaoundé – Cameroon

Topic : “African Engineers, Scientists, Entrepreneurs and Industrialists for Knowledge and Technology transfer in Africa”

This conference highlighted the work of people acting in the field of construction technologies. These were Engineers, Technicians, Scientists, and Mechanical constructors. As center of excellence and platform for accompanying the technological development and innovation in Africa, the PKFokam Institute of Excellence is reinforcing their capacities in their respective fields of activities

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Date : 7 – 9 June 2016

Place : PKFokam Institute of Excellence, Yaoundé – Cameroon

3rd International conference of the PKFokam Institute of Excellence Yaoundé-Cameroon

Topic : “Scientists and Engineers:  Key catalysts for Knowledge Sharing and Technology Innovation” 

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