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Welcome to iDiaspora

Migrants and diaspora communities are recognized for their invaluable role in society due to their rich cultural contributions, diverse voices, and their economic contributions to the countries they live in and come from, including philanthropy, entrepreneurship, and innovations. iDiaspora provides a platform to share your voice, to gain knowledge, and to engage with the global community committed to the importance of diaspora.


Becoming a member of iDiaspora will bring you closer with diaspora and expatriate communities globally for sharing your work with others, but also finding inspiration and new opportunities. You will have access to regularly updated news, relevant resources, learning and funding opportunities.
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From research to training materials, groups around the world are creating resources for transnational communities. iDiaspora aims to bring together resources from variety of partners in one place in order to help individuals and organisations in diaspora get the information they need to effectively engage as developmental actors.
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There are many ways to give back but its not always easy to find an outlet for our efforts. iDiaspora aims to link those that want to make a difference with concrete opportunities to forge a better future.
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iDiaspora is a developing platform and we need your help to continue to grow. We are looking for ideas, thoughts, and opinions to help us innovate iDiaspora.

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Diaspora engagement

Diaspora engagement has to potential to become a practice of choice for the public and private sector. We need to narrow the gaps in connectivity, knowledge and opportunity between these sectors to realize this potential. I sense iDiaspora is an important step-change in this journey and is a platform I look forward to seeing flourish.

~ Martin Russell, co-founder of the forthcoming DiasporaLab

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Sophie Hart
16 May 2022
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10 May 2022
Blog Entry

Humans to Humans H-Accelerator Summer 2022

Humans to Humans offers remote collaboration opportunities for students and entrepreneurs. Through our program, we provide university students with the opportunity to make a difference, enhance their expertise, and get a unique perspective on business and international development by working directly with CEOs and founders of high growth and sustainable ventures. We are currently accepting…
Daphne Henning
02 May 2022
Event Calendar

Q&A Session on the Call for Expressions of Interest

With the deadline for applications to the diaspora sub-grants approaching quickly, the International Organization for Migration is hosting a second and final Q&A session on the Call for Expressions of Interest to the sub-grants. Register today and join us Wednesday, May 11th from 10:00am to 11:00am EDT on Zoom. 
13 April 2022

Dublin Declaration

Global Diaspora Summit Outcome Document
01 April 2022

Diaspora Mapping Toolkit

The Diaspora Mapping Toolkit builds on IOM’s rich experience of over 150 diaspora mappings implemented across diverse contexts, this Toolkit presents a systematic, comprehensive yet very flexible and agile approach to conducting diaspora mappings in differing contexts. By following the proposed clear guidance on how to collect and analyse data on diaspora communities, decision makers will have…
Veronica Uribe-Kessler
08 March 2022
Blog Entry

My Journey: from rural Colombia to the United States

Today, March 8, the world celebrates International Women's Day, and I pause to think about my journey as a woman and a member of the Colombian diaspora. I grew up in a rural area in the southwest of Colombia, without any access to technology or books. I also realized that my circumstances would not limit my dreams or my achievements. With only two encyclopedias, I made my way through school as…
21 February 2022
Event Calendar

Webinar on GCM 20 - Remittances

Webinar on focusing on the progress and challenges towards "GCM Objective 20: Promote faster, safer and cheaper transfer of remittances and foster financial inclusion of migrants. "
13 January 2022


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