“For every skilled African that returns home nine new jobs are created in the formal and informal sector.”
Dr. Kevin Njabo, Cameroonian born Conservation biologist leading the frontlines of staving Africa’s brain drain.

Magazine, The Immigrant Experience

 

How can Africans find solutions to Africa’s problems? Conservation biologist Kevin Njabo tells his personal story of how he nearly became part of the group of African scientists who seek an education abroad and never return — and why he’s now building a permanent base on the continent to nurture and support local talent. “I’m not coming back alone. I’m bringing with me Western scientists, entrepreneurs and students,” Njabo says. “When that happens, Africa will be on the way to solving Africa’s problems.”

This talk was presented at an official TED conference, and was featured by our editors on the home page.

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