Otieno Ong'ayo

Otieno researches how diaspora-communities have organized transnationally in order to influence local policies.
Otieno Ong'ayo
VCC Postdoc Researcher

Otienno's studies are highly interdisciplinary in nature, since he merges his background in political science and HRM, and in addition actively cooperates with other disciplines by incorporating co-creation in his research design. Otieno researches how diaspora-communities have organized transnationally in order to influence local policies. To what extend are transnational diaspora networks politically engaged in countries of residence and origin? And what influences can they generate through these transnational practices? His studies are highly interdisciplinary in nature, since he merges his background in political science and HRM, and in addition actively cooperates with other disciplines by incorporating co-creation in his research design. As a consequence, the impact of his studies is high – by focusing on co-creation, the perspectives of diaspora-organizations as well as local and national governments are taken into account in the research process and outcomes. Among other things, he gives interviews, organizes workshops, is a member of the Advisory Council on International Affairs (AIV) and is an advisor of Justice and Peace Netherlands.