By Gregg Pascal Zachary
Issues in Science and Technology
Jun 2003

A visiting scholar at Columbia University's Center for Science, Policy, and Outcomes, Gregg Zachary discusses the brain drain out of Africa and the difficulties faced by budding IT professionals in a country like Ghana. He weaves in the story of Ashesi and its founder, a "quiet revolutionary" who returned to Ghana after forging a successful career in IT overseas, and suggests ways in which US institutions of higher education can support the "growing computer community" in Africa. "Issues in Science and Technology" is a publication of the National Academy of Sciences, the National Academy of Engineering, and the University of Texas Dallas. Click here to read the full Science and Technology article.