About the project

Science and Technology provides the foundation for innovation and technological development, which will have a significant impact in the socio-economic development of Africa.

Accelerating the capacity and capabilities of science and technology in Africa by harnessing the skills and knowledge in Science and Technology will require collaboration, partnership and networking of all stakeholders. African nationals abroad involved in Science and Technology are one of the key stakeholders that do need to be mobilised and engaged to enable them to effectively engage in enabling the advancement of Science and Technology.

To enable the process for Diaspora engagement the International Council for Science Regional Office for Africa (ICSU ROA) and National Research Foundation (NRF) South Africa awarded AfricaRecruit the Africa Diaspora Brain- Gain project.

The aimís of the projects is to:

  • Effectively mobilise and engage the African Diaspora in Science, Engineering, Technology and related sectors for projects in Africa
  • Gain an in-depth understanding of the ongoing African Diaspora science and technology initiatives
  • To gain an in-depth understanding of the challenges and solution to enable effective and sustainable Diaspora engagement
  • To develop a sustainable work plan to enable Diaspora engagement