The Nigerian Diaspora Project is aimed at limiting the effect of “Brain-Drain” by making use of Nigerian experts (consultants) residing abroad to provide short-term professional services at home, for socio-economic development. The activities of the consultants include the followings:
  • Deliver specialized lectures, conduct training courses, exhibitions, symposia, seminars and workshops
  • Participate in on-going research projects or initiate new ones
  • Provide training on the use of specialized equipment
  • Make recommendations on policy matters

The duration of the visits by consultants will be for one to four weeks; however, extended visits may also be arranged, based on specific mutual needs.

Funds for international travel by consultants will come from any of the followings:

  • GEIFON-solicited Travel grants. (Prospective consultants are encouraged to make suggestions on possible funding agencies and donors) and
  • Personal funds of Consultants (for consultants who are able to cover the expenses from existing grants or personal funds).

Consultants will be provided with a round-trip economy air ticket while the host institution in Nigeria will be responsible for local expenses (including accommodation, meals and transportation). Minimal remuneration (in local currency) may be available; however details of this will be worked out with the host institution before the visit.

Follow-up Activities
A number of follow-up activities are expected after the consultants’ visits, including the following:

  • Initiation of bi-directional study-abroad programs
  • Networking and Collaborative proposals writing
  • Fellowship opportunities for students and staff
  • Donation of books, computers, equipment etc
To sign-up as a Nigerian Diaspora Project Consultant, CLICK HERE
Participants are expected from the following organizations:
Universities, Research Institutes, Polytechnics, Colleges of Education, Government Ministries & Parastatals, Non-governmental Organizations, Academic & Professional Societies, Pharmaceutical Industries, Oil & Gas Industry, Representatives of Foreign Missions, International Agencies, Health Institutions
Individual Membership
Regular membership in GEIFON is open to individuals of any nationality who have keen interest in globalization of education.

Corporate Membership
Sustaining (or corporate) membership is open to organizations who have an interest in International Education Projects, in partnership with GEIFON. Members in this category will be invited to a meeting with the Board of Trustees during the Annual General Meeting.
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