A unique opportunity exists to harness the skills in the African diaspora and apply these to contribute to the growth of economies across the continent. Considering that the population of Africans in the diaspora is estimated at more than 165-million people, it is easy to see the value in those numbers.
“We have a real opportunity now, especially as Africa has shrugged off its ‘basket case’ mantle and more countries and companies see the latent potential on the continent,” says Max Fuzani, SAP Africa’s University Alliances Manager. “The repatriation of skills is pivotal to the long-term prosperity of Africa and its people, with a window of opportunity over the next five years in which to attract people back to their birthplace so they can contribute first-hand to this revival.”
Recognising the potential of the human capital resident in other parts of the world, SAP Africa is supporting a programme to provide the tools and qualifications that will enable expats to return home and make a contribution. The University Alliances is collaborating with the DAVOC (Draw a Vision of Cameroon conference) conference, in Bonn, Germany, to drive this initiative.
The conference, hosted from 6 – 8 May attracted delegates from Canada, USA, Germany, Italy, England, Belgium, Cyprus, Holland, Morocco, China, Switzerland, and France.
The attendances of the Ambassador of the Republic of Cameroon in Germany S.E. Jean-Marc Mpay – who advised the Cameroonian delegation to support the SAP University Alliance and to help it settle in Africa, the General Secretary of the Ministry of Labour and Vocational Training Ms Suzanne Ebelle who acknowledged the role played by SAP Africa in ICT in Africa, several high civil servants from the presidency of the republic of Cameroon and from the Ministry of Labour and Vocational Training was indicative of the importance of the Event.
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