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HP and UNESCO's Joint Project to aid Brain Gain in Africa and the Middle East


Hewlett-Packard and UNESCO had announced the expansion of the ‘Brain Gain Initiative’ from five universities in the pilot phase to 15 additional higher education institutions throughout the Middle East and Africa.

The project enables these universities to collaborate with experts around the world in innovative education and research projects with the help of advanced grid and cloud computing technologies. The objective is to build capacity for sustainable development through advances in science and technology with a goal of reaching 100 universities by the end of 2011 with the help of additional partners.

The expansion of the project comes on the back of a successful pilot phase in Algeria, Ghana, Nigeria, Senegal and Zimbabwe from 2006 to 2009.

UNESCO, together with HP, has worked with local Ministries of Education to select the 15 universities that will benefit from the expansion of the initiative in 2009.

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