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These resources are from the Diaspora Engagement Seminar, Connecting to Diaspora Communities Through Web Platforms: Opportunities and Limitations , featuring Molly Mattessich (VEGA Alliance) and Eric Guichard (GRAVITAS Capital Advisors Inc.). The seminar, which was held in Washington D.C. on...
Diaspora communities have played a longtime role in the development of their countries of origin in areas as diverse as business development, financial investments, philanthropy, volunteerism, advocacy, etc. For instance, the amount of money diaspora communities send to their home countries as...
The Global Forum on Remittances 2013 JANUARY 15-17, 2013 | UN Conference Centre | Bangkok, Thailand The 2013 Global Forum (GFR), jointly organized by IFAD’s Financing Facility for Remittances and the World Bank, will be the latest ground-breaking international forum dedicated to highlighting the...
The speakers featured during the February 15, 2012 Diaspora Enagement Seminar #7 were Kathleen Newland (MPI), Jennifer Brinkerhoff (George Washington University), Nadia Roumani (American Muslim Civic Leadership Institute), and Aram Hamparian (Armenian National Committee of America). The panelists...
Semhar Araia is founder and Executive Director of the Diaspora African Women's Network (DAWN), an organization whose mission is to develop and support talented women and girls of the African diaspora focused on African affairs.   If I were to tell a 10-year old girl in Middle America...
Diaspora community, organizations, and individuals are increasingly vocal and influential in their countries of origin and of settlement.  Diaspora advocates are speaking up on a range of issues affecting their status ranging from citizenship and migration status to human rights, good...
The speakers featured during the December 15, 2011 Diaspora Engagement Seminar #6 were Kathleen Newland (MPI), Yulya Spantchak (Hudson Institute), Danial Noorani (The Citizens Foundation USA) and Danny Pins (The American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee). The seminar explored philanthropy from...
Philanthropy is regarded as one of the most common ways that diasporas support development efforts in their countries of origin. Although diaspora philanthropy is by no means a new phenomenon, its relation to global trends in giving and the increasing role it plays in development are rarely...
This report, undertaken by the Migration Policy Institute through a USAID grant, discusses how today’s diaspora organizations, communities and individuals increasingly are seeking to influence government, media, private sectors and other prominent groups in their countries of origin and of...
There have been steady increases in volunteering organizations that offer opportunities to diaspora community members to return to their home countries to perform short or long-term public service, bringing specialized and local knowledge to the tasks of economic and social development. ...