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Panelists highlighted the significance of diaspora contributions and dynamic responses to humanitarianism, development, and peace.

A Logo for the Global Diaspora - Call for Design Submissions

The Global Diaspora Confederation needs your help to redesign our logo in a way that demonstrates the positive values and challenges of the global diaspora. We would like to invite you to share one or two logo designs with us, either done by hand, colored on paper, sketched on computer or described in a few sentences (telling us which shapes to include and why), by 31st October 2022 via

Call for abstracts: Times and temporalities of migrant transnationalism

For a series of panels at the 2022 IMISCOE conference we invite papers that address migrant transnationalism with analytical perspectives on time and temporalities. Submit an abstract of between 200 and 250 words by 1 December 2021. The conference takes place in Oslo, Norway, from 29 June to 1 July 2022. Participation can be either physical or virtual.

Call for papers: Diaspora Studies

Call for papers - Nov 1st, 2021

Study on African diaspora organisations' engagement in local development - Survey

ADEPT has recently launched a study on the engagement of African diaspora organisations in local development of the African continent.
Generazione Ponte Association organizing food parcel distribution -©F. Malavolta/IOM 2020

Enhancing COVID-19 response through the engagement of migrant associations in Italy


2nd edition of the ADEPT magazine


iDiaspora: Accelerating Diaspora’s Global Engagement in the Post-Pandemic Era

The iDiaspora Platform was officially launched on 8 October 2018 during the
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L'équipe de l'OIM chargée de l'engagement des diasporas a publié sa sixième lettre d'information semestrielle. Découvrez les engagements des diasporas dans le cadre des projets de l'OIM et obtenez des informations intéressantes sur les diasporas.  Cette édition comprend également des lectures intéressantes sur la mobilité des compétences et le rôle de la diaspora dans la réponse humanitaire.  L'OIM remercie les voix intéressantes qui sont présentées dans cette édition : Eugène Désiré Nzengou, Kriticos M., Hanan Challouki, Mariam Harutyunyan entre autres.
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IOM’s Diaspora Engagement team  published its sixth biannual newsletter Learn about the diaspora engagements within IOM’s projects and get some interesting diaspora insights.  This edition also includes some interesting reads on skills mobility and the role of diaspora in humanitarian response.  IOM thanks the interesting voices who are featured in this edition: Eugène Désiré Nzengou, Kriticos M., Hanan Challouki, Mariam Harutyunyan among others In the newsletter, there is a thorough list of events for diaspora and podcasts.

Empoderando la Diáspora Suramericana como Actores en el Desarrollo Sostenible

Este Diagnóstico Regional releva cómo las diásporas de América del Sur contribuyen al desarrollo de sus países de origen y cómo éstos, de manera individual y en colaboración, pueden empoderar a las comunidades de la diáspora y así maximizar el impacto de sus valiosos aportes. El presente informe es la culminación de un estudio estratificada que incluyó relevamiento de datos primarios a nivel nacional en seis países que aplicaron una metodología y herramientas participativas comunes y han sido complementadas con una investigación a nivel regional.
Veronica Uribe-Kessler

IOM United States - Diaspora Engagement Unit Newsletter

The IOM Diaspora Engagement Unit presents the third quaterly newsletter 2022. Find updates, events, and free resources. 
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COLEACP et The FoodBridge vzw, une organisation à but non lucratif, ont conjointement développer un recueil présentant les activités innovantes de neuf entrepreneurs agroalimentaires de la diaspora africaine.
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COLEACP and The FoodBridge vzw, a non-profit organisation, have produced a Compendium showcasing the innovative businesses of nine African Diaspora agrofood entrepreneurs. These entrepreneurs have seized the opportunities to apply their education and professional skills gained in Europe to support sustainable development in their country of origin, alongside achieving entrepreneurial success in their country of residence.
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La Diáspora Colombiana como Agente de Desarrollo Sostenible

El informe “La Diáspora Colombiana como Agente de Desarrollo Sostenible”, que analiza la dinámica migratoria desde los años 70 hasta la actualidad, incluye una descripción del contexto nacional actual, la evolución histórica de los procesos diaspóricos, incluyendo las políticas públicas, las actividades académicas, las iniciativas de la sociedad civil diaspórica y los proyectos de los actores más relevantes que se están llevando a cabo en la actualidad.
Veronica Uribe-Kessler

MENA Diaspora Newsletter - First Edition

The LMI Unit of the Regional Office for MENA is pleased to share with the global community the first issue of the MENA Diaspora Newsletter.  This newsletter aims to share information about interesting diaspora-related projects, stories, events, organisations working in the MENA region with governments, donors and the diaspora communities from MENA, also giving diaspora organizations a space and voice to speak about their engagement and their expectations.
Veronica Uribe-Kessler
28 November 2022
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Introduction   The International Organization for Migration (IOM) and IBER-RUTAS – after inviting professional and amateur photographers to participate in the first International iDiaspora Photo Contest is now pleased to host the Awards Ceremony - iDiaspora Photo Contest 2022. 
Veronica Uribe-Kessler
24 November 2022
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The United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (DESA), through its Statistics and Population Divisions, the International Organization for Migration (IOM), and the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) are organizing the 3rd International Forum on Migration Statistics (IFMS 2023). The Forum will be held in Santiago, Chile, from 24 – 26 January 2023 as an in-…
Daphne Henning
04 November 2022
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Ukraine Diaspora Conference

The online event will bring together representatives of the Ukrainian diaspora from different countries to discuss a role transnational communities can play in humanitarian response and country’s recovery, and to identify concrete cooperation opportunities and the way forward. Simultaneous translation in English and Ukrainian will be provided.
Veronica Uribe-Kessler
02 November 2022
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iDiaspora Stories: Theresa R. Fianko - Diaspora Digital News

Theresa R. Fianko is the Founder and Managing Editor of the global social impact broadcasting platform - Diaspora Digital News. An Integrated Media/Marketing Communications professional, she has lived and worked in the diaspora for over a decade and is committed to the cause of balanced, informative, sustainable and ethical journalism. Theresa is a co-author of “Empowering Global Diasporas in…
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23 October 2022
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Elevating African Diaspora Humanitarian Efforts in Africa

African Diaspora is increasingly becoming a critical player in humanitarian efforts in Africa. In most situations, African Diaspora humanitarian efforts are not coordinated nor integrated with global efforts. To change this situation, IOM Washington and the ADEA Community are partnering to increase awareness of Diaspora contributions and generate recommendations for increasing coordination for…
Veronica Uribe-Kessler
19 October 2022

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Daphne Henning
13 October 2022
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Fostering Global Diaspora Engagement in COVID-19 Response and Relief

A new initiative implemented by the International Organization for Migration (IOM) in Washington, DC in cooperation with the local IOM Country Offices is supporting a variety of innovative projects by seven diaspora organizations in the following three countries: Lebanon, Tunisia, and Zimbabwe. The local IOM Country Offices are facilitating the projects on the ground, ensuring proper coordination…
07 October 2022
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Promoting venture diaspora investments in Ghana

Zidicircle and SNV (Netherlands Development Organisation) have partnered to launch the GrEEn Venture Backers programme.

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