Ethiopian Norwegian Professional Organization (ENPO)Ⓒ invite you to its first conference in Oslo, 2nd of September 2019.
Place: Litteraturhuset: (5 mins walk from the Royal Palace)
Wergelandsveien 29, 0167 Oslo
Proponents a dependency theory has focused on international migration as reinforcing unequal resources distribution causing “brain drain” which aggravates underdevelopment. However, it is frequently forgotten how highly skilled professional migrants as a diasporic community could contribute to the poverty alleviation and developmental process of their homeland. Ethiopian diasporas are usually active concerning their homeland and willing to return, yet they have played a limited role in the development of their own homeland. The Ethiopian Norwegian Professional Organization (ENPO), established in 2018, has begun to organize professionals and academics amongst nearly eight thousand immigrants of Ethiopian origin in Norway.
ENPO believes that developing nations will experience more rapid and consequential development if there were more strategic transnational brain circulate, which is an alternative model to brain drain. ENPO aims to engage Ethiopian-Norwegian professionals and academics educated in Norway in order to contribute to the development of the Ethiopian economy by transferring technology, innovation, and socio-economic development. ENPO believes that strategic collaboration between the diaspora and Ethiopia will favorably affect technology transfer and investments.
The management team would like to cordially invite you to attend the conference and share your valuable ideas and insights in strengthening ENPO.