Collins Nweke was born on 14 July 1965 (Nigeria), he is husband of Tonia Nweke, father of Tonna (University College of West-Flanders Bruges) and Chidi (St Andreasinstituut Ostend)


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


  • 2013 Doctor of Governance (Honoris Causa) awarded at the University of Lagos by Victoria Global University


  • 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

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 Councillor 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
  • Founder Global Change for Africa Awards
  • Chairman Board of Trustees Nigerians in Diaspora Organisation Europe
  • Advisor Changemakers Initiative Flanders

Issues of Political Concern

  • Poverty & Social Exclusion
  • Social Economy
  • Employment (special employment measures and policies. ..)
  • Interculturalization
  • Energy Poverty
  • Solidarity Mechanisms
  • Africa Trade Relations
  • Effective human capital management
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