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Effects of Brain Drain on the Higher Education System in Ethiopia

December 28-29, 2012
Addis Ababa/ Ethiopia

in collaboration with the Ewketin Makafel network


The workshop sparked a discussion on the nexus between brain drain and good governance and came up with recommendations and possible solutions as inputs both for policy makers and the educated working in and for Ethiopia. In whole, 27 participants joined from Addis Ababa University as well as from five newly established Ethiopian universities as well as from relevant political organisations (International Organization of Migration IOM, Ethiopian Educational Fund EEF). The majority were PhD candidates who faced the burden of bad governance and the temptation of brain drain. Ethiopian intellectuals who worked and/or completed their higher education abroad were invited to share their experiences.

The workshop offered a lively forum for presentations, discussions and bringing the issue of good governance in brain drain to the attention of different sectors concerned with the matter.