What problem are you trying to solve?
Recent OECD data suggest that around two-thirds of all highly skilled workers from developing countries have left their countries. Although the mobility of the skilled can be considered to be a positive phenomenon from the point of view of global innovation, on the contrary on the national level the migration of the skilled, in specific conditions, is an obstacle to local development and may even aggravate underdevelopment, depriving poor countries of their scarce human resources (Brain drain). In effect, the world’s poorest countries are trapped in unending cycles of deprivation: the lack of education, healthcare, and economic opportunity perpetuates these same conditions for future generations. A society’s collective inability to foster positive change leads to passivity and deepening problems. Many national policymakers and development agencies had long seen migration as a sign of failure, rather than as inherent to the human spirit.
Describe your solution to this problem
The solution begins from the premise that the giving of one’s self in service to others will advance the well being of humankind community life and the world. The overall objective of the project is to promote north-south permanent migration as model of philanthropy to address poverty and exclusion in developing countries. The project will focus on promoting migration from high-income to low-income countries can play a crucial role in the transfer of knowledge, skills and technology and philanthropic contributions. This century will be more and more a century of people on the move, for all sorts of reasons – economic reasons, also climate change, war and conflict – and in a sense all societies will tend to be multi-ethnic, multi-religious, multi-cultural, and people will need to live with each other and respect each other. This is a key value for societies and global peace. With the projects goals, we can mark a new departure in efforts to forge global approach to Leave No One Behind.
Why are you going to win The Spindle Award for Best Innovation?
I believe that people will vote for our project and the jury will reward our project becauce we are convinced that people and the jury are aware that we are living in an irreversibly interconnected world, where the challenges faced by any become the challenges faced by each of us – sometimes gradually but often suddenly. They know all societies will tend to be multi-ethnic, multi-religious, multi-cultural, and people will need to live with each other, work together and respect each other.