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Theme: Africa and its Diaspora: Opportunities, Challenges and the Future

The African Diaspora is an all-inclusive concept involving the migration and dispersal of people of African origin within Africa and other continents of the World. According to the World Bank there are over 39 million Africans in North America, 113 million in Latin America, 13.6 million in the Caribbean and 3.5 million in Europe. These Africans are well educated and professional in different fields and together they send 40 billion US dollars in remittance to Africa every year. Africans in the Diaspora are not only talented but are optimistic about the future of Africa in the new World economic order. Africa with its growing young population, its 54 markets and the increasing challenges of financing sustainable development need to establish linkages with its Diaspora for new strategies and innovative ways for financing sustainable development. The Conference is both timely and topical and is expected to produce a document of well researched papers on the role, new strategies, and suggested policy reforms to stimulate linkages between Africans and Africans in Diaspora; their participation in social, political and economic development of the mother Africa.


  1. Studying the Diaspora: Nature, Scholarship and State of Knowledge
  2. African Institutions: Homelands and the Diaspora
  3. The Diaspora: Sustainable Democracy and Development
  4. Labor Mobility, Unemployment and the New Slavery
  5. Fanaticism, Terrorism and Counter-Terrorism
  6. The Diaspora Cash Flow and Foreign Direct Investment Opportunities
  7. Diaspora Remittances and Economic Development
  8. ODL, Education Access and The Diaspora
  9. The Diaspora, Linkages and Human Capacity Development
  10. Foreign Relations: Donald Trump and Africa
  11. Diaspora, Politics, Corruption and Economic Development
  12. Brexit, Europe and African Development Opportunities and Challenges
  13. Globalization, Africa and the African Diaspora
  14. Global Warming and Africa
  15. Inequality, Poverty, Injustice and African Unity
  16. ICT, New Technologies Opportunities and Diaspora Engagement
  17. Challenges of Agriculture and Industrialization in Africa
  18. Contending Issues of Racism, Gender and Governance
  19. Politics of Exclusion, Inclusion and Participation
  20. Trade War and African Development Challenges
  21. Biographical Studies and the African Triadic Relationships
  22. Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) and African Institutions
  23. Diaspora, Tourism and Hospitality Management
  24. Diaspora, Media and Freedom of Information (FOI)
  25. Diaspora and Peace Education
  26. Diaspora and Remittance: Financial Inclusion and Economics growth

Keynote Speaker:

Dr. David Wilson, President, Morgan State University, Baltimore, Maryland, USA

Round off Keynote Speaker:

Professor Sheriffdeen Adewale Tella, Former Vice-Chancellor, Crescent University, Abeokuta, Ogun State & Professor of Economics, Olabisi Onabanjo University (OOU)

Note the following key dates:

  • Submission of Abstracts (Open): 22nd April, 2019.
  • Notification of Abstract: 20th July, 2019
  • Full Papers submission: 30th July, 2019
  • Conference: 25th – 28th August 2019
  • Formal Opening Ceremony: 26th August 2019
  • Gala Dinner: 27th  August 2019


Submission Web Page: The submission Web page for 2nd ICOSS’2019 is https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=2ndicoss2019


CONFERENCE VENUE: National Open University of Nigeria,


                                        Plot 91, Cadastral Zone, University Village


                                        Jabi Abuja, Nigeria




Foreign Participant:  $100


 Students: #10,000


(Conference Fees cover: Tea Break, Lunch, Conference Bag and Vest, Gala Dinner)

(Bank Payment/Transfer: 1014069355, Zenith Bank (NOUN MICRO FINANCE)                             


Accommodation: Hotels at short distance to the University Campus as may be stated at the conference website with University bus pick up from those hotels.


Chairman Organizing Committee: Professor Hakeem Ibikunle Tijani. MNAL; FRhist; UK

Submission Web Page: The submission Web page for 2nd ICOSS’2019 is https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=2ndicoss2019


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