AfricaRecruit, african diaspora AfricaRecruit AfricaRecruit is a programme plan of action taken to build robust and enduring productive capacity throughout the continent. It is an innovative service delivery vehicle with its focus on capacity building through human resources using its various networks within and outside Africa. For more details on AfricaRecruit, kindly click here Shortage of skills is a critical constraint that is holding back investment, job creation and improved public services for Africa. Although exact figures are difficult to obtain, probably 40% of African professionals are now living outside the continent, meaning upwards of 5 million doctors, teachers, engineers, and technicians. African immigrants to the United States boast some of the highest educational attainments of any immigrant group and there are now more than 250,000 scientists and physicians of African descent in the United States. The continent spends over $4bn in technical assistance each year in sectors such as health, education and the environment, as well as public management. For more detailed information on Africa's brain drain, please click here.
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