Baird’s CMC an international communication management consulting firm, operating in 11 countries with 28th partners employing over 400 people, represented in Washington, DC, New York, Johannesburg, Gaborone, Harare, Mumbai, London etc… has recently conducted a qualitative survey phase 1 in partnership with the US Chamber of Commerce called” The Conversation behind Closed Doors”. An excellent insight on how Corporate America really views Africa. Reading the survey opened my eyes tremendously as it was detailed and interesting to read.
If Africa has always been seen as the eternal assisted continent that needs Aid to come out of Poverty, why a solid emphasis on Education was not on all the programs at the first place and if the wish list of the corporate according to the survey was to educate our people so they can be employable, why more was not done? Why focus on aid?
I am totally convinced that Africa needs to educate its people more in order to sustain the development of the continent. With out education, Africa cannot be free or independent. The Africa human capital will have to contribute positively to the growth of the continent. The percentage of the African human capital outside the continent is greater than any thing I have never seen therefore urging wherever that percentage is to start transferring their skills.
By transferring the skills to Africa, we will be able to share knowledge, train the young generation of men and that are clearing struggling to find jobs.
To be continued…