Salim Joseph| TNN | Aug 1, 2017
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: His Kerala connection begins in Gondar, the historical `City of God’ in Ethiopia, where he was born and brought up. He fondly remembers the surname of his English teacher, one Mr Joseph hailing from Kerala. Now, on his third visit to Kerala, Professor Mammo Muchie has embarked on a mission – to help set up an Indo-African Study Centre in the state. A leading exponent of African integration at Tshwane University of Technology, South Africa, the renowned social scientist says the institute will be based on the strikingly similar and profound value that delineates the very core of Indian and African principles.
“This is an opportunity to connect the African continent and the Indian subcontinent in a very special way – linking the Indian concept of Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam (the world is one family) and Africa’s
Ubuntu' (There's anI’ in
you' and ayou’ in
I')," Muchie says, talking on the side-lines of theKnow Africa’ lecture he delivered in the capital city on Monday.
A visiting faculty at Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), Delhi, Muchie, is also one of the founding board members of Globelics, the global research network, which works on innovations in economic development.