Return of ICT Talent to Africa ICT Brain Obtain

(PRWEB) March 28, 2013

It is estimated that there are much more than ten Million African immigrants living in North America or Europe. Some left for political causes or civil strife and some left for financial factors, looking for greener pastures in the West. But a considerable number of Africans leave home for larger education with the intention of returning home to support the development of their economies. Upon completion of their research, most Africans opt to stay in the West where they accept employment possibilities in the private sector or in academia, initially to obtain useful experience. The a lot more they achieve expertise, the a lot more they opt to stay permanently in the West, arguing that if they went back home, their new identified abilities would be wasted due to the fact of lack of appropriate opportunities compatible with their new found abilities.

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But so significantly is changing back property, in Africa, particularly in the ICT business, that the lack of possibilities argument may no longer be valid. Far more than 10 submarine fibre optic cables had been deployed by the end of 2012, representing over 20Tbps of network style capacity, an unprecedented level of development in the ICT sector. Enormous deployment of mobile networks has seen a far more than 2000% enhance in mobile subscriptions from less than 30 Million in two,000 to about 700 Million in 2013 (Informa Telecoms and Media). There is a widespread deployment of terrestrial fibre optic cable that has led to more than 250, 000km of cable (Hamilton Study) at present in operation and new communications satellite saving Africa, like NigComSat, New Dawn and O3B (nevertheless to be launched). In addition, there are revolutionary new satellite technologies in the works intended to supply broadband access to a lot more Africans and citizens of other emerging markets. An instance is SWANSAT, a satellite technologies that would call for higher level capabilities to create and operate the linked terrestrial networks.

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With all these developments in ICT in Africa, there is a tremendous amount of demand for technical and entrepreneurial expertise to develop complimentary networks such as information centres, Web exchange points, technology parks and several more that can take benefit of all the network developments. So it seems that there is no shortage of ICT possibilities to absorb a massive quantity of Diaspora Africans with ICT related skills.

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But we never believe that African governments and the private sector have significantly appetite to take advantage of African expertise at house and in the Diaspora to assistance the ICT boom. Most telecommunication possibilities in Africa such as network style, deployment, commissioning, operation and upkeep are outsourced to foreign businesses, specially these from China. This leaves extremely handful of possibilities for Africans as technical experience is flown from overseas, apparently simply because African employers can’t uncover African knowledge.

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So it seems that we have African employers possessing trouble discovering African talent for the booming ICT sector and on the other hand, very talented Africans claim that they can’t go home simply because there are no suitable opportunities for them. A number of organizations including the International Organization for Migration (IOM) and NEPAD (New Partnership for Africas Development) affiliated organisations have attempted, without much achievement, to hyperlink African Diaspora talent to opportunities in Africa. In an try to help the on-going initiatives to hyperlink Disapora Africans and employers in Africa, ICT Africa has created a portal for any organization, organization or government department to share possibilities with thousands of Africans who check out the ICT Africa site. “We challenge any African employers who have issues identifying suitable ICT talent to share their possibilities on the website”, said Happyson Simbini, one of the founders of ICT Africa. The portal is accessible free of charge of charge to all who wish to use it and can be accessed by pointing a web browser to http://ictafrica.information/searchJob.php

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