[Air-l] research/ers on Diaspora and brain drain?

Eric Bernard eric at ak-project.com
Sat Feb 10 08:52:51 PST 2007

You may have a look at the Diaspora Knowledge Network 
(http://www.dk-network.org/-Connaitre-DKN-.html) which is a Unesco 
supported project on internet mediated brain gain. Or contact Bill 
Turner (William.Turner at limsi.fr) which is in charge of this project at 
the LIMSI (http://www.limsi.fr/).
So far the project is mainly oriented toward Columbia and Eastern Europe.
But an African oriented axis is born through the Netsuds GDRI 
(Groupement de Recherche International) :  http://www.gdri-netsuds.org/ 
(some knowledge of French may be useful at this point :-). In South 
Africa, the CSIR and IFAS are part of this network.

Hope that helps and happy to see eventually some African focused 
interest on this list :-)

Greetings from Dakar


Ak-dev director
Dakar, Senegal
cel. : +221 824 38 02
eric at ak-project.com

<mailto:William.Turner at limsi.fr.a_enlever>
Charles Ess a écrit :
> Dear AoIRists,
> At a recent meeting on African Information Ethics (the first ever for Africa
> - and a wonderful conference!) in Pretoria, South Africa, a colleague raised
> questions about possibilities of using the Internet / Web (I've taken a
> liking to "the World Wide Inter-Web" from a recent movie...) vis-à-vis the
> problem of African scientists moving abroad in Diaspora and the brain drain
> that that Diaspora represents.
> I know that a number of AoIRists have pertinent research, experience, and
> suggestions for contacts (including self-nominations) that would be very
> useful indeed to forward to our colleague, who is working with a number of
> agencies to develop strategies for using the WWIW (smile) to help offset
> such a brain drain.
> We would greatly appreciate your forwarding those suggestions either to me
> offlist or with the list at large.  I'll compile these - including possible
> contacts - and then send them on to our colleague in S.A.
> Many thanks in advance!
> - charles
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