Dr. Otieno Ongayo (Antony) is a political scientist by training, with a specialization in politics of development and international development studies. He is currently an academic researcher at the International Institute of Social Studies of Erasmus University in The Hague, where he works on a research project -Transnational political engagement of African Diaspora communities, as part of the Erasmus Initiative Vital Cities and Citizens (VCC) – cluster Inclusive Cities and Diversity. He is an associate researcher with Globalization, Accessibility, Innovation and Care (GAIC) at the School of Humanities Tilburg University and also sits in the Commission on Development Cooperation (COS) of the Advisory Council on Foreign Affairs to the Dutch Government (AIV). His main research interests are in the areas of politics of development, migration and development, Diaspora collective organizing and transnational practices, diaspora politics, civic driven change, civil society and state relations, digital citizenship and FAIR-Data. In Kenya, he is involved in support for vocational training, local governance and public service delivery in the context of devolution, diaspora and local development through skills transfer, management of substance abuse and community mental health with a focus on youth and women in rural and peri-urban areas.