“One in every nine persons born in Africa with a tertiary diploma lived in the OECD in 2010/11.”
A 2013 study conducted jointly by UN-DESA (United Nations Department of Economic & Social Affairs) and the OECD (Organization for Economic Co-operation & Development) found that 1 in 9 University graduates born in Africa are now living in the 34 OECD countries. That is a staggering 18.6 million skilled people in those 34 countries alone.
Projects like Africa2Moon & the SKA are vital in not only helping Africa retain its skill-set, but to entice more students to enter into the sciences and to have invaluable collaborations with international experts in these fields.
The long term solution for Africa is education and if we do not redress the imbalance in migration we cannot expect the situation to improve.
Download the full study report here: World-Migration-in-Figures