(Kenya) is a political scientist who graduated cum laude in Politics and Development, did post-doctoral work in Management of Health and Psychosocial Services in developing countries, and has a diploma in Labour Studies and Management. He was a researcher with the European Centre for Development Policy Management and with the African Migration and Development Policy Centre in Nairobi, as well as with the Transnational Institute in Amsterdam. Until 2016, Ong'ayo atatched to the University of Utrecht, and now he is a researcher at the Faculty of Arts and Culture at the Tilburg School of Humanities and Digital Sciences. He is especially focused on political developments, migrantion and politics within the African diaspora. Ong'ayo is also a member of the commission for development cooperation of the Advisory Council on International Affairs of the Dutch government.(WN 2019)
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Africa is often in the news with regard to wars, drought, famine, poverty and migration to Europe, as we see in the images of boating tragedies in the Mediterranean. But even though many problems remain to be solved, Africa is going through a process of socio-economic transformation. 'Africa is the Future' is more than just a slogan on a T-shirt. During this storytelling symposium organized in collaboration with the International Institute of Social Studies, academics, writers, poets and politicians from Africa and Europe speak to and with the public. They shared their stories and ideas about the future from and about the African continent, interspersed by muscial performances by Lamin Kuyateh. English spoken.