Experts on Africa, an initiative by What’s in it for Africa, launches its call for applications today. In search of specialists with sector expertise across the fields of Health, Trade, History, Literature, and more to be part of a one-stop-shop database to profile African expertise. The database will launch in early 2021.
Experts on Africa is launching Phase I of building this database and launching a call for applications seeking specialists on Africa in various sectors to make an application to the database at www.expertsonafrica.com from 1 June until the end of 2020. Experts will need to have at least five years’ experience in their sector which should relate to a specific African country, region or the continent as a whole and recent media exposure, in order to apply.
The Experts on Africa database will provide access to a specialist community for networking and collaboration purposes while providing support for developing their media relations and public speaking skills. The database also offers international institutions, think tanks, media houses, and conference organisers access to a wealth of African expertise to leverage for their next big project, story or event.
“Our mission is to bring African expertise closer to the centre of international conversations that are shaping global policy. We believe that for too long African insights, expertise and perspectives have been on the margins of international decision-making and discourse, and it is time to take practical steps to correct this.” Says Uzoamaka Madu, Founder at Experts on Africa.
Experts on Africa will follow-up with individual successful applicants throughout 2020 to gather more detailed information about their experience to build the database for the launch in early 2021.
About Experts on Africa
Our mission is to bring experts on Africa closer to international conversations that are shaping global policy. We seek to provide a comprehensive, searchable online database of experts on Africa who are active in a range of different sectors from Health, Trade, History, to Literature, and more, and have expertise in a specific African country, region or continent as a whole.
Our platform aims to increase seasoned specialists' accessibility and visibility to international institutions, think tanks and media, while providing support for media relations, public speaking, and assist them in joining and consolidating their presence in communities of experts.