National UN Volunteer Scheme Said Key Mechanism To Fight Brain Drain
Addis Ababa, January 14, 2003 (WIC)- The National UN Volunteer Scheme
recently set up by UNDP and the government of Ethiopia will prove instrumental
in controlling brain drain, which was undermining the country's capacity
United Nations Volunteers Program Officer with UNDP, Abibu
Tamu told WIC yesterday that the scheme would enable to involve qualified and
experienced Ethiopians both at home and in Diaspora in the development process
of the country.
researches have also shown that many Ethiopians would like to return home
through the National UNV scheme, which he said, would create an enabling and
good working atmosphere.
said countries like Kenya, Uganda, Botswana and Malawi have been able to
overcome the problem of national capacity in general and in improving effective
delivery of programs and projects in those countries in particular.
meanwhile said UNDP-Ethiopia was inviting applications from suitably qualified
Ethiopian nationals both at home and abroad and nationals working under UN
agencies, NGOs, CBOs and the Government Ministries to participate in the
National UN volunteer scheme in Ethiopia by sending their C.Vs to the office.
The National UN Volunteers and filed workers are required
to participate in grassroots community development activities at regional and
woreda level, working with UN agencies, Government offices, NGOs, CBOs, private
sector and academic institutions.
There are 250 Ethiopians currently serving in other countries as international UN volunteers.