Thomas Hervé Mboa Nkoudou


    Thomas Mboa just received his PhD at the Université Laval in Québec City. His PhD explored makerspaces in francophone Africa. His thesis fieldwork was partially funded by Open AIR, resulting a comparison with previous results by Open AIR concerning makerspaces across Africa. Thomas Mboa is an Open AIR Queen Elizabeth Scholar – Advanced Scholars Fellow and is part of our Francophone Engagement team. Thomas is fully engaged in action research, as the co-founder of the Mboalab, a science-society mediation space located in Yaoundé, Cameroon. Mboalab practices are embedded in the maker movement and social innovation. He has a number of publications and is frequently a guest speaker at international conferences.