brain drain

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Brain drain is the phenomena in which highly skilled individuals migrate from developing countries to developed countries to pursue a more unique lifestyle. However, their exodus put their country at a major disadvantage, contributing to the retardation of their country when they deprive it from its most unique natural resources. In other words the educated and talented people become scarce. The negative consequences of brain drain on Africa requires a great deal of attention or otherwise as Dr. Lalla Ben Barka (Deputy Executive-Secretary in the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa) (ECA) says: “African governments have a great responsibility to ensure that brains remain in the continent; otherwise, in 25 years’ time, Africa will be empty of brains”. (A-RA)
Unfortunately brain drain has no right or wrong perspective; it’s that kind of crime that has no culprit but at the same time every one is contributing in it. If we denies the patriotism of effective individuals who travel abroad for work or education and never come back, as if they are people who do not care for the well-being of their country, a quick riposte in return from them would be “why should we decide to make a difference in our country given the fact that that we will not be rewarded with a certain lifestyle that suits our work efforts.” Brain drain is therefore more of a moral issue in which we need to view every aspect of the phenomena in order to reach fairly solution.

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One of the leading movement for fighting brain drain is The African Renaissance Ambassador (A-RA), which helps Africa development by cutting down brain drain and helps to keeps Africa’s most valuable resource, her human potential. It collects and publishe...

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...stablish an infrastructure that assist in development and innovation are those people who live abroad.
It’s a moral issue, it depends on how one looks at it. We can speak about the major draw backs of brain drain and how these people deprive their countries from development, but in return we can’t force them to stay in an environment where their presence is rewarded by nothing. Throughout this paper and the quest for finding solutions to brain drain, it came to my notice that brain drain is not the disease but it’s a symptom of massive illness that is caused by the accumulation of poverty, lack of education, social injustice, corruption and many more of unresolved issues throughout the years. If we want to fight brain drain and defeat it we need to fight the source of the problem and cut it from its roots, or otherwise all our findings and research will be scarce.

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