Who is Collins?

Collins Nweke is a Belgian politician of Nigerian origin, born on 14 July 1965. He is husband of Tonia Nweke, an educator trained at the College of Education University of Benin & Delta State University; father of Tonna (Junior Accountant at a firm of accountants in Ostend Region of Belgium) and Chidi (Network Economics Student, University College of West- Flanders Bruges). A 2014 candidate Member European Parliament, Collins is a second term Municipal Legislator at Ostend City Council with portfolio covering the Economy, Social Policy, Equality Affairs and International Development.

Education:

  • Belgian ‘Graduaat’ in Corporate Policy
  • MSE (Social Economy)
  • BCom (International Business Management)
  • Diploma Higher Technical Education – Languages – Dutch

Honours:

  • Doctor of Governance (Honoris Causa) awarded in 2014 at the University of Lagos by Victoria Global University

Appointments:

  • Member Governing Board Municipal Library Kris Lambert Oostende
  • Member Advisory Board WestKans (Province of West Flanders) Bureau Accessibility Policy
  • Member Governing Board Equal Education Opportunities (GOK) for disadvantaged children
  • Member Commission on Crime & Prevention Ostend Belgium
  • Member Presidential Strategic Planning Committee on Nigeria Vision 2020
  • Member Commission on the Economy, Ostend City Council
  • Member Commission on Public Works, Ostend City Council

Political Career:

  • Following impressive personal score at the 2006 municipal elections, was appointed lead Social Policy for the Green Party Ostend and served as Councillor Social Welfare until 2012, making history as the first and so far the only non-Belgian born person to serve in elective office in the West-Flanders constituency
  • Was elected Municipal Legislator Ostend City Council by direct vote for a six-year term running through 2018. Portfolio includes the Economy, Social Policy, International Development and Equality Policy

Community Engagements:

  • Founding Board Chairman Municipal Advisory Council for Ethnic Minorities Ostend City Council
  • Co-Founder and first Board Chairman, Jakoeboe Refugee Welfare Association Ostend
  • Founder Nigeria Human Capital in partnership with the Chartered Institute of Personnel Management of Nigeria
  • Co-Founder Global Change for Africa Awards
  • Past Chief Executive, General Secretary and later Chairman Board of Trustees Nigerians in Diaspora Organisation Europe
  • Advisor Changemakers Initiative Flanders

Issues of political concern:

  • Social Policy, Poverty Eradication & Social Exclusion
  • Social Economy
  • Employment (special employment measures and policies. ..)
  • Interculturalization & Global Affairs
  • Energy Poverty
  • Solidarity Mechanisms
  • Africa Trade & Investment Matters
  • Effective human capital management

2 thoughts on “Who is Collins?”

  1. Sir i must say, for me growing up in Nigeria and seeing what the world think of us, you are a rare gem who is doing all he can to help reinstall our lost glory, you are my role model keep up the good work
    collins

  2. Hon. Collins is an Icon, a born leader and an achiever that is a gem for our generation. You are a role model for many Africans in the Diaspora abroad. Your exemplary lifestyle is a huge asset to the human race in general more especially those of the African descent. Keep up the good work with your noble family.
    May God continue to fill you with great wisdom.

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