The Scientific and Technologic Forum of the Cameroonian Diaspora (FoSTDIC) is an international symposium organized by the Cameroon Association of Engineers and Computer Scientists in Germany (VKII e. V.). This event is organized yearly since 2001. The Forum hosts nearly 250 international guests from various fields of technology, academia, policy makers and professionals. It provides a collegiate setting for presentations and discussions of national and international development issues of concern and best practice models. It is also an excellent networking environment for attendees to discuss problems, share knowledge, obtain feedback,and learn more about opportunities in the respective fields. Each symposium is crowned by an award ceremony honouring the best Cameroonians graduates and professionals in the industry or in the field of research.
The eighth international symposium of the VKII (FoSTDIC) will take place from 18-19 May 2012 in Dortmund. The FoSTDIC 2012 deals with the topic of "North-South - Knowledge and Technologies Transfer with an emphasis on Germany and Cameroon in the age of information and communication technology". The potential and role of the scientific diaspora in this process will be addressed particularly.
The last symposium from took place from 9th to 10th of October 2009 on the campus of the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT). The subject was “Challenges and perspectives for renewable energies in Africa and especially in Cameroon”. The event was under the auspices of His Excellency Jean Marc MPay, ambassador of Cameroon in Germany and as well under professor Dr. Horst Hippler, rector of KIT. Partner and co-organizer of this year's event was the Cameroonian Student Association in Karlsruhe (FKSK e.V.). 30 experts, renowned speakers and over 150 participants from Germany and abroad attended to the event. Results of the Symposium were discussed at the “Days of Research Excellence and Innovation in Cameroon (JERSIC)” in November 2009. The preparatory work performed by the association respectively result of the symposium were play a key role in the reward of the price of the “Best Scientific Association of the Cameroonian Diaspora” from the Ministry of scientific research and innovation of Cameroon (MINRESI) SEM Dr. Madeleine Tchuente at the JERSIC.
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