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8th EAI International Conference on e‐Infrastructure and e‐Services for Developing Countries

December 6–7, 2016 | Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso

"The Data Revolution and Innovation of Knowledge - African Leadership for an Open Science Cloud"


Prof. Dr. Mirjam van Reisen


Professor Computing for Society at Leiden University, Leiden Centre of Data Science and professor for International Relations, Innovation and Care at Tilburg University and chair of the research network ‘Globalisation, Accessibility, Innovation and Care’ (GAIC). She lectures at Amsterdam University College (AUC). Van Reisen is Director of Europe External Policy Advisors (EEPA) and the Secretary General of the Europe External Programme with Africa.

She is a member of the Dutch Government Council on International Relations and the chair of the Commission on Development Cooperation. Van Reisen is a member of the Supervisory Boards of the Transnational Institute (TNI), Philips Foundation and the Dutch Development Organisation (SNV).

She has a Masters in Social Sciences from Nijmegen University and a PhD in Social Sciences from the University of Maastricht.

In 2012 Mirjam van Reisen received the Golden Image Award for Peace-Building from President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf of Liberia.

Books and articles include:; Mawere, M., Mubaya, T. R., van Reisen, M., & van Stam, G. (2016) 

Maslow?s Theory of Human Motivation and its Deep Roots in Individualism: Interrogating Maslow?s Applicability in Africa. In: M. Mawere & A. Nhemachena (Eds.), Theory, Knowledge, Development and Politics: What Role for the Academy in the Sustainability of Africa? Bamenda: Langaa;

mMoney Remittances: Contributing to the Quality of Rural Health Care;

ICT and Changing Identities;

ICT-facilitated Human Trafficking (Handbook on Human Trafficking); Van Reisen, M. (ed) (2015). 

Women's Leadership in Peace-building. Community, Conflict and Care. Trenton: Africa World Press; Van Reisen M., Estefanos M., Rijken C., (2014). 

The Human Trafficking Cycle: Sinai and Beyond. Nijmegen: Wolf Legal Publishers.Van Reisen, M, Estefanos, M, & Rijken, C., (2012);

Human Trafficking in the Sinai: Refugees between Life and death. Nijmegen: Wolf Publishers;  Sinai Trafficking: Origin and Definition of a new Form of Human Trafficking. Social Inclusion, 3 (1), pp 113-124).