TOKTENTransfer of Knowledge Through Expatriate National
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TOKTEN, or Transfer of Knowledge Through Expatriate Nationals, is a programme that allows expatriates from programme countries to return home for a period ranging from two weeks to three months to contribute their skills and services to their homeland's development.
I met other Tokten employees placed within the PA who felt the same way, whose eagerness to make a difference to their country had been dealt a blow by the Authority itself.
He called upon high income countries to introduce programmes like US Fulbright-Hays Program and scale-up initiative such as UNDP's TOKTEN program, which encourage diaspora from low income countries to volunteer their expertise in their country of origin.
The National Talent Pool has prepared a Project Document entitled visits of expatriate Pakistani consultants for short duration assignments in Pakistan line with UNDP funded Programme TOKTEN which has been approved by the Government.
Final Report of the Study Commissioned by the PIDE and Sponsored by the UNDP under TOKTEN, PIDE/TOKTEN Series No.
Programs such as the UN Development Program's TOKTEN (Transfer Of Knowledge Through Expatriate Nationals) and IOM's MIDA (Migration for Development in Africa) already build on the expertise of transnational communities in this way, encouraging shorter-term returns of skilled expatriates.