Global Jobs: Leaders Talk Employment in Africa and Transitioning from the Diaspora

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On value of mixing diasporan experience and knowledge of Africa: "One of the things that the diaspora has, particularly those who are first generation, is they still have a knowledge of their motherland, speak the language and understand the culture, so when you take them home, you're not reintroducing an altogether different [experience]," said Dr. Josephine Ojiambo (far right). They bring the knowledge from abroad along with the cultural awareness, she added. We're able to replicate the success from the diaspora, with growth of industry and the elite, in Africa.

On importance of being culturally aware:
"It is essential for the diaspora to be aware of what the issues are and what the trends are. You must be able to connect with people who are back home," said Njambi Ngunjiri. "There are some who have returned to Africa, and within six to eight months, they're back in the U.K. or the States simply because they could not reintegrate."

On value of mixing diasporan experience and knowledge of Africa: “One of the things that…