Dr. Erick Gankam Tambo graduated in computer science at the Technical University of Dortmund –Germany and holds a PhD. in computer science from the FernUniversität in Hagen-Germany (Distance Learning Open University – Germany). He is an Associate Academic Officer at UNU-EHS, where he is in charge of the conceptualization, organization and management of e-learning activities notably eLearning modules related to the core competency of UNU-EHS. He further contributes to the development of up to date knowledge management, dissemination systems, curricula and syllabi. Dr. Gankam Tambo leads and coordinates UNU-EHS contributions for the implementation of the Higher Education Cooperation with the Pan African University Institute for Water and Energy (incl. Climate Change) of the African Union. Dr. Gankam Tambo is also developing IT based solutions to support the contribution of the scientific and academic Diaspora (particularly African) to the development of their country of origin respectively continent at UNU-EHS. He trains lecturers in African Universities in the design of eCourses and advises universities manager on eLearning strategies.
Dr. Gankam Tambo is a Lecturer at the WASCAL (West African Science Service Center on Climate Change and Adapted Land Use) Graduate School on climate change and Education at the University of Gambia and a Guest Lecturer at the Department for Mathematics and Computer Science at the FernUniversität in Hagen,Germany
Prior to joining UNU-EHS, he was a Researcher at the FernUniversität in Hagen and led the working group on Information and Communication Technologies for development (ICT4D) at the chair of cooperative systems. The working group designed and developed socio-technical systems to support the development processes of southern countries. He has a broad expertise in educational technologies and computer supported teaching/learning systems for developing countries, socio-technical systems to support the North-South knowledge transfer, endogenous/appropriated technologies and local innovation, migration and development (braindrain-braingain), Diaspora and ICT (Diaspora Computer Supported Collaborative Working and Learning); knowledge and innovation management in distributed organization and social software, Open Content and Open Educational Resources, e-Participation and e-Inclusion.
During his PhD thesis, Dr. Gankam Tambo developed a framework to support the transfer of knowhow from experts in the Diaspora to students in African Universities. As researcher at the FernUniversität Hagen, he designs and develops digital learning environment to improve the access and quality of education in Afghanistan in collaboration with IBM, designs and develops payment components for e-Government applications in collaboration with SAP.