African Diaspora in Europe form network

Paris- France (PANA) -- Africans living in Europe have decided to organise themselves into a network in order to put their expertise at the disposal of African countries, one of the initiators of the project, Amély James Koh Bela, told PANA here Friday.
"The idea of creating this network started with the exchanges we had during the consultative African Union/African Diaspora conference organised in Paris,'' James Koh Bela said, adding ''The stock taking of the women who will be running the network has already started.
" James Koh Bela, who is the President of the Association, tagged "Mayina", deplored the "under-utilisation" of the skills of the Diaspora by their countries of origin.
"At the end of the day, the network is going to help identify in each field an African woman in the Diaspora who has high level expertise.
We shall thus know in which country she is so as to be able to mobilise her in due time", the Cameroonian female writer said.
She said Africa's high level experts must be utilised, instead of approaching people who are not familiar with ''African realities''.
James Koh Bela said Africa would be better if women were in charge, "There will be no civil war in Africa, nor mismanagement or corruption the day women will be at the helm.
''They have analytical and decision-making capacities,which make them better placed to serve the communities,'' she added

14 septembre 2007 13:41:00

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