Conference to Discuss Brain Drain

Conference to Discuss Brain Drain


Addis tribune (02/18/00) By Our Staff Reporter


Leading development and capacity building experts from Africa and beyond will attend a major regional conference here next

week to assess the impact of the brain drain on Africa’s development, and to consider how the net loss of intellectual capacity

can be stemmed and harnessed, according to the ECA.


At the Regional Conference on Brain Drain and Capacity Building in Africa, to take place from 22 to 24 February 2000 at the

UN Conference Center, is a joint initiative of the Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) and the International Organization

for Migration (IOM), in co-operation with the International Development Research Center (IDRC) and a number of the other

development partners.


The main objective of the meeting is to examine the issues pertaining to the causes, magnitude and implications of the brain drain in the African region in the context of the current debate about capacity building in the continent.