Dr. Joy Asongazoh Alemazung: Sociologist, Political Scientist and Analyst

May I start on a personal note? Dr. Joy A is always so joyful that I considered naming my son Joy. His good spirits may come form his name but his eloquence and clarity of speech are God given talents. Raised by a dad who instilled the importance of leading by service and influenced by his local parish priest as a young man, Dr. Alemazung sees a  leader as "  the servant of the people even the most distant and isolated people in all corners and regions of any nation deserve the service of their leader"
Dr. Joy Alemazung was born and raised in Victoria currently called Limbe (picture below), Cameroon and moved to study in Germany after his GCE A'levels.
(Victoria, where Dr. Alemazung was born)

He holds an MA in Political Science and Sociology from the University of Erlangen-Nuremberg and a PhD in Political Science from the University of Kiel, Germany. 
He works as a freelance consultant on development politics, African politics and international relations, organisation development, intercultural training and management. 
( Dr. Alemazung lecturing to German Military Ofiicers on Conflict and State Instability in Africa)

He is:
- an associate lecturer at the University of Applied Sciences Bremen, Germany
- a senior analyst in the Peace and Security Section focusing on state transformation and on good governance in Sub-Saharan Africa at the Global Governance Institute Brussels, Belgium.
- Managing Editor of the Global Applied Sociology Journal
- a Fellow of the African Good Governance Network at DAAD and was elected chairman of the African Good Governance Network (AGGN) during the AGGN 2011 summit in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. The AGGN is a leadership programme of the German Academic Exchange Body (DAAD) with former President of the Federal Republic of Germany His Excellency Prof. Dr. Horst Köhler as its patron 
- a reviewer for the African Journal of Political Science and International Relations
Project Manager of Engagement Global gGmbH for the states of Bavaria and Baden-Württemberg. Engagement Global is an instrument of the ministry of economic cooperation and development for political and civic education  in German States and municipalities.

(Dr. Alemazung with H.E Joachim Gauck, current President of the Federal Republic of Germany)

 (Dr. Alemazung with H.E Dr. Horst Köhler former President of the Federal Republic of Germany)
 (Dr. Alemazung talking to the Cameroonian diaspora in Germany on the meaning of best practice and multipliers in the developement of Africa)
(Dr. Alemazung with a Sister in Germany at the SOBA Foundation Gala 2012)He is very sociable and active in the African community in Germany doing what he does best: serve by leadership!

(Podiumsdiskussion ZDF Studion Mainz/ZDF German national TV)

He has published amongst others, on the impact of the financial crisis on the reforms in sub-Saharan Africa, and on the African Political System.

His monograph "State Constitutions and Governments without Essence in Post-Independence Africa: Governance along a Failure-Successful Continuum with Illustrations from Benin, Cameroon and the DRC" was published in early 2013.

His hobbies are soccer, politics and watching films.

He is married and has three kids.

Dr. Alemazung's Heroes are: Nelson Mandela, Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi, Martin Luther King Jr., William Jefferson Clinton,  and Samuel Eto’o