Following the incessant brain drain over the years, gaps in managerial, professional and technical capacity pervade all sectors – public, private and non-governmental organizations – and spheres of life. Capacity building support programs would include learning exchanges between diaspora Institutions and in-country institutions that require professional strengthening; use made of sabbatical, attachments type of arrangements as well as pairing of institutions. Turning the ‘brain drain’, into ‘brain gain’ is one of the challenges that ZDNNA has undertaken to confront by leading efforts to organize the Diaspora to participate in building the capacity of the Home front institutions through:
- Use of ICT to promote technology transfer;
- Training programs to promote empowerment and re-integration;
- Promotion of development of low cost solutions for rural development projects for the poor;
- Attachments and secondments;
- Promoting cross Board memberships;
- Setting up of mechanisms for structured communication between the government and state institutions, non-state actors, private sector and the public at large;
- mechanisms for structured communication between the government and state institutions, non-state actors, private sector and the public at large.