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posted on 2024-04-24, 09:32 authored by Samson Maekele Tsegay

In this study, I argue that there is an interplay between migration

and development. Countries of origin can use a variety of methods

to attract and engage diaspora citizens in their development pro-

jects. Hence, using semi-structured interviews, observation, and

secondary document analysis, I explored the engagement of

Eritrean diaspora academics in the higher education institutions

(HEIs) of their country of origin. The study found that the HEIs are

developing a working relationship with Eritrean diaspora academics

located in different parts of the world. Besides, the diaspora aca-

demics have been engaging in different fields to support the HEIs in

general and faculty and student development in particular.

However, the findings further showed that the HEIs had less control

over the linkage program. In addition, socio-economic and political

factors negatively affected the diaspora academics engagement in

the HEIs. The study helps readers to understand ‘why’ and ‘how’

diaspora academics engage in their country of origin. In doing so, it

significantly advances the knowledge about migration-

development nexus. It also contributes to improving the methods

in practice regarding diaspora engagement in their country of

origin.

History

Refereed

  • Yes

Volume

10

Issue number

3

Page range

421-441

Publication title

Migration and Development

ISSN

2163-2324

Publisher

SAGE Publications

File version

  • Published version

Language

  • eng

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  • School of Education and Social Care Outputs

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