Abide was established and registered under the Ethiopian Ministry of Justice in January 2006 initially as Hibret LeLimat Makel (HLM) and was officially launched by the Ministry of Capacity Building on March 2007. Later in November 2009 it was re-registered as Alliance for Brain Gain and Innovative Development (ABIDE) under the Ethiopian Societies and Charities Agency.
Rationale and Purpose
- Out-flow of highly qualified and experienced professionals from Ethiopia over the last four decades denuding the human capital leaving institutions and sectors with a dire need for such manpower;
- Recognition by Government of Ethiopia and institutions in the country and also members of the Ethiopian Diaspora on the unique role they can play in the country’s development;
- The need for enabling policies, strategies, systems and mechanism to enhance institutional preparedness and effectiveness of Diaspora participation to maximize benefit from sustained collaboration.
- Create institutionalized system for incremental channeling knowledge Diaspora resources for capacity development and social change;
- Re-establish dialogue between professionals in and outside the country for synergistic partnerships;
- Enhance two-way enriching and rewarding benefits in scientific, economic, social and educational capabilities;
- Foster network among youth in the country and outside through collaborative engagement for lasting partnerships;
- Introduce tested and emerging know how, skills and technologies that are relevant in accelerating the growth and transformation;
- Support growth and transformation and contribute to attenuating brain drain.