Erick Tambo is originally from Cameroon. He graduated at the Technical University of Dortmund in computer science with a focus on electrical engineering and holds a PhD in computer science from the FernUniversität in Hagen (Distance Learning University).
He is associate academic officer at the United Nation University in Bonn at the institute for Environment and Human Security (UNU-EHS). He is in charge of the conceptualization, organization and management of e-learning activities at UNU-EHS. Erick leads and coordinates UNU-EHS contributions to support the development of the Pan African University of the African Union in Algeria.
Prior to joining UNU-EHS, Erick Tambo led the working group on Information and Communication Technologies for development (ICT4D) at the chair of cooperative systems at the FernUniveesität in Hagen. The working group designed and developed socio-technical systems to support the development processes of southern countries with a special focus on sub Saharan African 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, collaborative working processes between Africa and its Diaspora, endogenous/appropriated technologies and local innovation.