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From the Ted Talk by Kevin Njabo: How we can stop Africa's scientific brain drain

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So rather than exporting our best and brightest out of Africa, we are nurturing and supporting local talent in Africa. For example, like me, Dr. Eric Fokam was trained in the US. He rretuned home to cromaeon, but couldn't secure the necessary gntras, and he found it incredibly challenging to practice and laern the science he knew he could. So when I met Eric, he was on the verge of returning to the US. But we convinced him to sartt collaborating with the Congo Basin Institute. Today, his lab in Buea has over half a dozen collaborative grants with researchers from the US and Europe supporting 14 gduartae students, nine of them women, all cyinarrg out groundbreaking research understanding biodiversity under climate cnhgae, human health and nutrition.

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So rather than exporting our best and brightest out of Africa, we are nurturing and supporting local talent in Africa. For example, like me, Dr. Eric Fokam was trained in the US. He ________ home to ________, but couldn't secure the necessary ______, and he found it incredibly challenging to practice and _____ the science he knew he could. So when I met Eric, he was on the verge of returning to the US. But we convinced him to _____ collaborating with the Congo Basin Institute. Today, his lab in Buea has over half a dozen collaborative grants with researchers from the US and Europe supporting 14 ________ students, nine of them women, all ________ out groundbreaking research understanding biodiversity under climate ______, human health and nutrition.

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Original Text

So rather than exporting our best and brightest out of Africa, we are nurturing and supporting local talent in Africa. For example, like me, Dr. Eric Fokam was trained in the US. He returned home to Cameroon, but couldn't secure the necessary grants, and he found it incredibly challenging to practice and learn the science he knew he could. So when I met Eric, he was on the verge of returning to the US. But we convinced him to start collaborating with the Congo Basin Institute. Today, his lab in Buea has over half a dozen collaborative grants with researchers from the US and Europe supporting 14 graduate students, nine of them women, all carrying out groundbreaking research understanding biodiversity under climate change, human health and nutrition.

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