Monday, April 30, 2012

Thoughts on the "brain drain"

First of all, thanks to all who came to the fundraising dinner on Saturday night! We had a great time and hope that you did as well. Thanks also to Dr. Ansa for delivering an excellent keynote address.

I wanted to offer some thoughts on the so-called "brain drain," which we began discussing a little bit at the dinner during Dr. Ansa's Q&A. As a disclaimer, I'm not an expert on this issue, nor have I done any research on the topic. Allison and I have, though, had a few first-hand discussions about the topic during our time in Ghana.

For those who were not present at the dinner, I'll give a little background. "Brain drain" is defined by Wikipedia as "human capital flight" or more specifically, "the large scale emigration of a large group of individuals with technical skills or knowledge". . . read more.