Face2Face Africa: Can African Diasporans Help Fill Africa’s Need for More Talent in Science, Technology, and Health?

March 28, 2014
Photo Credit: Face2Face Africa

Photo Credit: Face2Face Africa

 

Read AAI President Amini Kajunju’s blog in Face2Face Africa on the urgent demand for workers trained in the science and technology fields in Africa, and how AAI’s Talent Summit aims to help solve the continent’s skills gap.

 

 

As Sub-Saharan African nations rapidly develop, millions of scientists, health professionals, and technicians are needed to advance the enormous progress taking root across the continent. Top employers operating in Africa are increasingly searching for qualified candidates to fill jobs in science, technology, and health.

 

Yet while the continent is brimming with talent and innovation, the fact remains that Sub-Saharan Africa is facing a severe shortage of highly skilled African talent. The World Bank estimates that 2.5 million new engineers and technicians alone are required to achieve key development targets. Local engineers are also critical in meeting the ever-growing demand for building essential roads and bridges as well as operating and maintaining technical equipment.

 

To read the blog on Face2Face Africa, please click here.

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