25 January 2023
Filipino diaspora organizations receive Roofus Awards from the Global Shelter Cluster
The Global Shelter Cluster (GSC) has awarded Roofus Awards to two Filipino diaspora organizations, the Pilipino Senior Resource Center (PSRC) and the Purposeful Unconditional Service to Others (PUSO) Foundation.
13 January 2023
Diasporas Take the Lead in Addressing Humanitarian Gaps in COVID-19 Recovery, Reach 1.5 Million People in Lebanon, Tunisia and Zimbabwe
The International Organization for Migration (IOM) has partnered with select diaspora organizations operating in Lebanon, Tunisia and Zimbabwe to implement a series of innovative projects in areas significantly affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. Collectively, these projects have reached upwards of 1.5 million people within the last six months.
05 January 2023
Introducing: African Diaspora Investments Marketplace
The African Diaspora Investments Marketplace is an exciting new project to increase entrepreneurial opportunities and investment across Africa. We would like to invite you, as a member of the African diaspora, to share your experiences and insights and influence the direction of this important initiative.
13 October 2022
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 six 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…
31 August 2022
Georgina Kwakye: Connecting Diaspora
Story originally published by Connecting Diaspora.org - IOM Netherlands. Georgina Kwakye is a former TV presenter and actress, who now works as a communications specialist and trainer. She has been a valuable partner in the CD4D project since 2017. Since 2020, she has been involved in the CD4D Ambassador campaign, which aims to make diaspora engagement more visible in the Netherlands. This…
Jaka Ceesay Jaiteh
30 June 2022
Tapping into Diaspora Skills to Strengthen Healthcare Systems in The Gambia
Banjul, 28 Feb 2022 – Twenty-two years ago, a teenage Olimatou Chongan decided to leave home for the United Kingdom to pursue her undergraduate studies. “My parents were very encouraging of my education. I had a hardworking father and a loving mother,” recalls Olimatou. “After the 1994 coup in The Gambia, many of my family members left the country, so I already had some family in the UK.”