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Title: Mobilising the Ethiopian knowledge Diasporas: Framing the issues
Contributor(s): Amazan, Rose  (author)
Publication Date: 2008
Open Access: Yes
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Abstract: The number of highly skilled Africans leaving their country of origin, many with PhDs, has reached disturbing proportions. Meanwhile, Africa spends billions per year to fill the capacity gaps that are created by the exodus of the highly skilled. In Africa, Ethiopia ranked first in terms of rate of loss of human capital. Many African governments are unable to match salaries or offer incentives to draw the highly skilled to return home in this context. The article focuses on the knowledge Diaspora, and the possibilities that exist to offset the potential impact of brain drain on their country of origin. The paper examines pathways for the mobilisation of the African Intellectual Diasporas, in particular the Ethiopian knowledge Diaspora, by addressing the main factors that played a role in shaping the new direction of the brain drain phenomenon.
Publication Type: Journal Article
Source of Publication: International Education Journal: Comparative Perspectives, 9(2), p. 43-56
Publisher: Australia and New Zealand Comparative and International Education Society (ANZCIES)
Place of Publication: Australia
ISSN: 2202-493X
Fields of Research (FoR) 2008: 139999 Education not elsewhere classified
130103 Higher Education
130302 Comparative and Cross-Cultural Education
Socio-Economic Objective (SEO) 2008: 930403 School/Institution Policies and Development
930499 School/Institution not elsewhere classified
Peer Reviewed: Yes
HERDC Category Description: C1 Refereed Article in a Scholarly Journal
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