Nigeria, Nov. 9 -- The Institute of African Studies, Carleton University, in partnership with the African Union and the Carnegie Corporation of New York would convene a continental forum on the role of the diaspora in higher education, research, and innovation in Africa.

The programme is put together in honour of the late Nigerian critic, scholar and newspaper columnist, Pius Adesanmi, He was a former Director of the Institute of African Studies (IAS) at Carleton University.

A statement by the organisers of the conference said the conference will take place in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, between November 13 and 14, 2019.

Until his last moments in 2019, Mr Adesanmi worked tirelessly to build bridges between African and North American scholar...