International Journal of
Physical Sciences

  • Abbreviation: Int. J. Phys. Sci.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1992-1950
  • DOI: 10.5897/IJPS
  • Start Year: 2006
  • Published Articles: 2572


Reflections on Cameroonian scientists in diaspora

Georges-Ivo Ekosse
Directorate of Research Development, Walter Sisulu University, P/Bag XI, Mthatha 5117, Eastern Cape, South Africa.
Email: [email protected]

  •  Accepted: 20 April 2011
  •  Published: 02 November 2011



Cameroonian scientists living abroad send substantial financial contributions back to the home country, primarily for domestic usage. Although they enjoy better working conditions and are internationally acclaimed, strong nostalgic and professional feelings drive them to seek ways of improving science and technology through research and development in their home country. Principal stakeholders are called upon to consider the effective involvement of the Cameroonian scientific Diaspora in its nation building and apply the suggestions raised in this paper as positive steps for the betterment of the country. Cameroon as a nation is particularly encouraged to work towards making changes in its internal conditions such that its scientific Diaspora maintains a feeling of national belonging, with the possibility of eventually returning back to the country.


Key words: Laboratory, less developed countries, research and development, science and technology, scientific collaboration.