Developing countries account for 80% of the world population but only 28% of the worlds scientists come from these countries, this imbalance must be addressed. Scientists are vital in developing countries to help address the various developmental and environmental issues and sustainably build a knowledge-based economy.
This is why I think its important:
- We in science are loosing brain power. Developing countries account for 80% of the worlds population but only 28% of the worlds scientists come from these countries. We don’t know where the next Marie Curie or Albert Einstein will come from.
- It is a fundamental human right to have access to education and to be able to engage in scientific research
- Sustainable development grows from the ability to cultivate a knowledge-based economy, investment into educational, technological and cultural institutions play a key role. The need to solve environmental and developmental problems requires scientists, furthermore scientific research helps to develop science education at all levels