Prof. J. Gumbe is currently developing post-doctoral research at the Centre for Administration and Public Policies of the Instituto Superior de Ciências Sociais e Políticas – ISCSP of the University of Lisbon, Portugal, on “Mapping and Development of Cultural and Creative Industries in Angola, through the Identification of Cultural Intermediaries”.
He was the main point of the Ministry of Higher Education, Science, Technology and Innovation in the Working Group for the Creative and Cultural Industries of Angola of the “Train for Trade II” Program within the scope of the implementation of the joint program of the European Union and the Conference of Nations on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) and the Trade Support Project (ACOM).
Linked to Art, Anthropology, art education, and art curator, he works in art practice (painting, drawing, printmaking, and ceramic), training and as a researcher, he is fundamentally involved in projects related to identity, culture, citizenship, curriculum development, cultural policies, cultural and creative industries, through artistic expressions. He has collaborated with national and international researchers on projects funded by different programmes, for example, by the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation and the Science and Technology Foundation (FCT), both from Portugal and the Government of Angola.
He has held exhibitions in several countries, including Romania, Brazil, Sweden, France, Portugal, the Soviet Union, Congo, and Senegal. In 1996, he received the Ensa Painting Award. 2005 National Prize for Culture and Arts Government of Angola Luanda Angola and has authored several books.
Prof. António Luís Jorge GumbeUniversity of Angola
Eduardo L. Viana is a PhD Student in Legal Studies at Atlantic International University-AIU/USA, Master in Law from the Federal University of Ouro Preto/UFOP, class of 2019. Lawyer – OAB / MG 163.972, UFOP, class of 2015. I have also a degree in Biological Sciences from the Federal University of São João Del-Rei, Class of 2005. Volunteer and Supporter of IDA- Intercultural Development Agency- Uganda.
He was a Content Producer Professor of the Formative Process in Environmental Education Sustainable Schools and Com-Vida-in the Open and Distance Education Center- CEAD / UFOP and worked for four years at the Legal Attorney of the Municipality of Ouro Branco, where he came to exercise the position of Attorney General. Finally, he also carried out the charges of Professor of the Municipal Education Networks of Ouro Preto and Ouro Branco City Halls.
Founding partner of the Marioza & Viana- Advogados Associados- Ouro Branco/Minas Gerais/Brazil. He has extensive experience in the area of Education. Within the Legal agenda, and work mainly on the following topics: Civil Law, Social Security Law, Labor Law, Administrative Law, Constitutional Law, Human Rights and Minority Law. He writes poetry in Portuguese addressing mainly ecology, environmental preservation, biology and romantic poetry. He is the author of several works of music, poetry and ecology. He developed Heritage Education activities. Co-Author of the Book and CD-ROM: Formative Process in Environmental Education Sustainable Schools and COM-VIDA UFOP/Brazilian Ministry of Education (MEC).
Professor Solomon Negash is an educator, certified Project Management Professional (PMP), blockchain analyst, scholar, entrepreneur, humanitarian, and metropolitan. He has 41 years of work experience, 20 years in industry and 21 years in academia. He is a professor of Information Systems at Kennesaw State University, Coles College of Business, Department of Information Systems and Security. He teaches project management, FinTech, and Blockchain. As educator, he grounds theoretical concepts into applied solutions, championed and served as founding international coordinator of the Information Systems PhD program at Addis Ababa University, founding Executive Director of the Kennesaw State FinTech program, and co-Director of the Modular Agile Deployment (MAD) Lab. As scholar, he served as the founding member of the African Journal of Information Systems where he served as Editor-in-Chief for ten-years. He authored two edited books and over 80 academic and scholarly publications; Google Scholar index shows 3,500 citations of his work. As entrepreneur and humanitarian, he delivered over 450,000 books and 5,000 computers to Ethiopian schools and libraries. A metropolitan, I have been to 85 countries and revel in diverse cultures. The underpinning of my career is my five academic degrees including Bachelors in Mechanical Engineering, Masters in Mechanical Engineering, Masters in Business Administration (MBA), Masters in Management of Information Systems, and a PhD in Information Systems.
His PhD is from Claremont Graduate University in Claremont, California, USA
Margaret Andrews Phd, has extensive experience of working in the public and not for profit sectors, she held executive roles in the adult, further and higher education sectors and has been a committed volunteer for several decades. She has served as a board member for a number of organisations and institutions. This included being the founder Chair of FHALMA (Friends of the Huntley Archives at London Metropolitan Archives), chair of the Black Childcare Network and board member of Cultural Co-Operation, Morley College and Birkbeck Institute of Lifelong Learning. She led research projects and leadership development programmes in the UK, South Africa and the EU. Since retiring from full time work, she wrote the biographies, Doing Nothing is not an Option: The Radical Lives of Eric and Jessica Huntley, published in 2014 and Becoming Fowokan: The Life and Works of Fowokan George Kelly published in 2022. She supports readers in a local primary school.
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Evelyn is a multimedia journalist at KAFTAN TV Nigeria. She leads the Library, Content, and Broadcast (LCB) department in digital asset management and strategic communications. Evelyn joined Baobab Consulting, an Africa-focused social impact firm, as Catalyst in April 2021 and contributes to the production of multimedia content for family foundations and international organizations. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Electronics and Communications Engineering from All Nations University, Ghana and a Masters degree in Communications, Culture, and Technology from Georgetown University, USA.
Evelyn is an IMF Youth fellow and anchors the weekend news on KAFTAN TV – StarTimes CH124. She also writes a dedicated column, Global Perspectives on KAFTAN Post where she covers issues relevant to public policy development, including media, education, and technology policy.
She has a PhD degree in Social Sciences and a Master’s degree in Social Sciences, specializing in Education from the Latin American Faculty of Social Sciences (FLACSO – Argentina). She is currently part of the teaching team of the Diploma and of the Specialization in Curriculum and School Practices in Context (FLACSO – Argentina). She also works as an undergraduate and graduate teacher at the Universidad del Salvador (USAL) and at the Universidad Nacional de Tres de Febrero. She has published several articles in academic journals on Afro-descendants and educational policies with an ethno-racial perspective in Latin America.
Her line of research is Afro-descendants and education – Education policies with an ethno-racial and gender perspective – Black feminism – Gender, racism and education – Curriculum and cultural diversity. Ms. Anny Luango speaks Spanish and reads Portuguese.
Professor Dr. Anny Ocoró LuangoChairperson of the Association of Afro-Latin American and Caribbean Researchers. Argentina.
Graduated (1997) and Master (2001) in History from UNESP/Franca; Doctorate in Education (2008) from USP. Associate Professor at UNIFESP working in the Education Department of the School of Philosophy, Letters and Human Sciences, in the Professional Master’s Program in History Teaching; also professor of the Post-Graduate Program in Education and Health in Childhood and Adolescence. Member of NEAB-Núcleo de Estudos Afro-Brasileiros at Unifesp. Member of the Municipal Council for the Promotion of Racial Equality of Guarulhos-SP (2020-2022). He was Director of Institutional Relations of the Associação Brasileira de Pesquisadores / as Negros / as (ABPN) and Coordinator of the National Consortium of Nuclei of Afro-Brazilian, Indigenous and Related Groups CONNEABs (2018-2020). He is the current president of ABPN. He works in the following areas: history of textbooks and textbooks; teaching Afro-Brazilian and African history and culture; education of ethnic-racial relations.
His research focus is in Ourstory (Black Intellectuals; History of the Book, Teaching History); and education.
Professor Dr. Cleber Santos Vieira Chairperson of the ABPN- Association of Afro- Brazilian Researchers and Professor of UNIFESP (Federal University of São Paulo )- Campus Guarulhos.
Saul Molobi is the founding Group CEO and Chairman of Brandhill Africa – a pan African competitive identity and public diplomacy group based in Johannesburg. The company publishes a weekly news portal, Jambo Africa Online (www.jamboafrica.online); produces a series of conferences and webinars (Biashara Services and Products Africa Conference and Exhibition); and convenes the Africa IPA CEO Forum, a structured mechanism for engagement between CEOs of investment promotion agencies in Africa. A former South Africa’s Consul-General to Italy (2012-2016), he has over 34 year of experience in journalism, publishing, marketing & communications and filmmaking. His core interests are in brand management, public diplomacy, cultural industries development and international relations. His highest qualifications are an MA in Dramatic Art (Witwatersrand) and MSc in Global Marketing. His latest book, “Sound and Fury: The Chronicles of Healing”, was launched in 2020 – and the Foreword was written by H.E. Kgalema Motlanthe, former President of South Africa. Having spent one year (seven months of which fully paralysed) at a rehabilitation hospital, inspired him to embark on multimedia campaigns to mainstream issues affecting people with disabilities.
Dr. Saul Molobi (FCIM)Group Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
International Institute of Islamic Banking and Finance
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Prof. C. Thiam has a BA from Université Cheikh Anta Diop in Dakar and an MA and PhD in comparative literature from Binghamton University. He comes to SIT with a strong background in US higher education. He is a founding member of The Dakar Institute of African Studies and an associate editor of Research in African Literatures, the premiere journal in African literature. Cheikh has also served as an associate professor of African American studies, African studies, and French at The Ohio State University and directed study abroad programs in Senegal over the last ten years. A leading voice in negritude studies, Cheikh is the author of Return to the Kingdom of Childhood: Re-envisioning the Legacy and Philosophical Relevance of Negritude (Ohio State University Press, 2014), the first book focusing on the philosophical work of Leopold Sedar Senghor. He was also the editor of Negritude Reloaded, a special issue of Journal on African Philosophy. He has recently completed a second manuscript, Negritude Beyond Negritude: Glissant, Gilroy, Mabanckou and Senghor’s Africentered Philosophy and is currently writing a mytho-biography of Leopold Sedar Senghor from the perspective of the elders of Joal and Djiloor. His articles have appeared in literature and philosophy journals such as Ethiopiques, West Africa Review, La Revue Africaine, La Revue du Graat, French Review, Research in African Literature, Dalhousie French Review, and Journal on African Philosophy.
Cheikh ThiamProfessor of English and Black Studies
Anthony C. Diala is a legal anthropologist, an advocate, and an associate professor in the Department of Private Law at UWC. His interdisciplinary research focuses on legal pluralism, specifically the interplay of African customary law and state law, and their effect on law reforms and legal emancipation. He has researched, lectured, and advocated across four continents, notably in the International Criminal Court at the Hague, the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda, the Foundation for Human Rights Initiative, Uganda, the Justice and Peace Commission, Nigeria, and universities in South Africa, Nigeria, Uganda and Somaliland.
Diala is rated as an ‘established researcher’ (C2) by the South African National Research Foundation. He is the 2020 Diaspora Scholar at the Nigerian Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, a workshop leader for the Next Generation in Africa programme of the Social Science Research Council of New York, a member of the Research Quality Plus College of Reviewers of Canada’s International Development Research Centre, and a member of the College of Senior Mentors of the Council for the Development of Social Science Research in Africa. He has won grants and held fellowships from the American Council of Learned Societies, the Nordic Africa Institute, the Social Science Research Council of New York, the Institute of International Education, the German Academic Exchange Service, and the South African National Research Foundation.
Anthony C. Diala, Associate Prof. Director, Centre for Legal Integration in Africa
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Jamila Ksiksi obtained a bachelor’s degree in science and mathematics at the Technical High School of Medenine in 1990, then moved to study at the Higher Institute of Management of Tunis, where she obtained a diploma of senior technician in management in 1992, then to the Institute of Advanced Commercial Studies of Carthage, where she obtained a master’s degree in accounting in 2001 .
In 1993, she joined the National Social Security Fund as a manager before being appointed, in 2005, as Deputy Head of Department, a position she held until 2009, when she became Head of Senior Service at the National Health Insurance Fund.
In the associative field, Jamila Ksiksi is one of the founding members of the Al Qāf Cultural Association, as well as one of the founding members and president of the network of civil poles for development and human rights, in addition to being treasurer of the Center for Islamic and Democracy Studies.
A civil society activist, Ksiksi is committed to the areas of human and women’s rights, the fight against corruption, good governance and transparency.
Jamila Ksiksi at a meeting of the Ennahda movement for the 2014 elections.
Active in the Islamist movement Ennahda, she was elected deputy to the Assembly of the Representatives of the People in the elections of 26 October 2014 as representative of the constituency of Ariana,, making her the only black deputy.
Ksiksi sits on the following bodies:
• Committee on Administrative Reform, Good Governance, Anti-Corruption and Management Control of Public Funds (April 2015-September 2016 and November 2018-November 2019) ;
• Committee on Health and Social Affairs (May 2015-September 2016 and November 2017-November 2019) ;
• Office of the Assembly as Assessor in charge of relations with the citizen and civil society (October 2016-October 2017) ;
• Committee on Women, Family, Children, Youth and The Elderly (November 2017-November 2018) ;
• Commission of Inquiry on the classification of Tunisia as a tax haven (February 2018-November 2019) ;
• Committee on Rules of Procedure, Immunity, Parliamentary Laws and Electoral Laws (since December 2019) ;
• Commission of martyrs and wounded of the revolution, the application of the law of general amnesty and transitional justice (since December 2019).
During her mandate, she raised the issue of racial discrimination and denounced acts that occurred on the sidelines of a match at the 2015 AFCON.; It also supports the adoption by the Assembly of the Representatives of the People of a law to combat this phenomenon. She herself was the subject of racist attacks by Salah Neji, leader of the Free Destourien Party (PDL), in December 2019. Accused at the same time by MP Abir Moussi (PDL) of having joined the Constitutional Democratic Rally of President Zine el-Abidine Ben Ali before the 2011 revolution, she published a denial.
Jamila Ksiksi was also elected to the Pan-African Parliament in 2015 and chairs the women’s caucus.
Before joining the faculty at the University of Mississippi, Dr. Marquita Smith served as Division Chair for Communication and Fine Arts at John Brown University. Prior to the academy, Smith worked in various newsrooms for 16 years. In her last newsroom position, she served as Virginia Beach bureau chief at The Virginian-Pilot. She joined The Pilot as a local government editor in 2001. In 2008, Smith went on leave from The Pilot to complete a Knight International Journalism Fellowship in Liberia. During her time in West Africa, she created a judicial and justice reporting network and continues to help journalists develop skills to cover the post-war nation’s poverty reduction efforts. Ghanaians elected a new president in 2008, and she created several training models to help reporters and editors prepare for covering the event. Smith was named to the list journalismdegree.org publication entitled Top 50 Journalism Professors in 2012. In 2016, she was named a Fulbright Scholar – teaching and researching – at the University of Ghana, Legon. Here at the School of Journalism and New Media, Smith serves as the Assistant Dean of Graduate Programs. Her research interests focus on media development, public health communications and topics on diversity, equity and inclusion.