Rafiou Agoro is a Togolese-born early career investigator at New York University where his current research in biomedicine focuses on new molecular targets for kidney disease treatment. He obtained his biotechnology engineer degree at the Univeristy of Mostaganem in Algeria and his Ph.D. degree in immunology at the University of Orléans in France. Rafiou is the founder of the startup Afro Talent Management that promotes careers opportunities in Africa for young graduates in France. This initiative earned him the title of Ambassador of Pépite France, an entrepreneurship program of the French ministry of national education.
This article emphasizes the potential of African diaspora scientists to advance S&T development on the continent, and specifically suggests the establishment of an African diaspora scientists federation.