UNESCO-HP Brain Gain Initiative


Linking students, academics and researchers from Africa and Arab States to global knowledge
The UNESCO-HP Brain Gain Initiative fosters cooperation across borders among students, academics and scientists from Africa and the Arab States, and helps strengthen research capacities of higher education institutions in the two regions.

The Initiative builds on three trends: the mobility of the highly skilled; the fact that research is increasingly cooperative and international; and the emergence of new tools and networks fostering remote exchanges and collaboration

The workshop on 10 and 11 September comes at the end of the main implementation phase (2009-2013).

It is an opportunity to meet and exchange with partners (representatives from 19 projects, in 14 countries), as well as with stakeholders in the two regions.

The activity serves as well to highlight the projects' achievements and to reflect together on the way forward.

Due to limited seating capacity, registration (free) is highly recommended (contact: m.bellon@unesco.org).


Type of Event Category 7-Seminar and Workshop
Start 10.09.2013 09:00 local time
End 11.09.2013 16:30 local time
Date to be fixed 0
Focal point Bellon, Marc
Organizer UNESCO
Contact Marc Bellon, 01 45 68 09 43, m.bellon@unesco.org
Country France
City Paris
Venue UNESCO Headquarters
Street 7, place de Fontenoy
Room Room IX
Permanent Delegation Contact
Major Programme
Language of Event English, French
Estimated number of participants 80
Official Website Initiative's web page
Link 1 Webcast LIVE
Link 2 Brochure
Link 3
Link 4