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.”
10 May 2022
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…
01 April 2022
About Integrated Diaspora Services
Integrated Diaspora Services Ltd (IDS) conducted its official launch virtually on March 24, 2021 in the presence of the State Minister in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Senator, The Honourable Leslie Campbell, other government officials and Global Diaspora leaders. We wish to use this opportunity to formally introduce the company to you.
08 March 2022
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…
23 December 2021
Navigating my Double-Identity through Language
From a young age, I have grappled with how to carry and convey the two worlds that live within me. Having said my first words in Spanish in Argentina, but then read my first book in the United States in English, I have felt straddled across the Northern and Southern tips of a continent for as long as I can remember.
17 December 2021
Global Diaspora Assembly
The Global Diaspora Confederation (GDC) first Global Diaspora Week commenced on 12th December 2021. This event scheduled to continue through to 18th December 2021 has been tremendously successful so far. We are thrilled to announce that the Deputy Director-General of IOM, Ms. Ugochi Daniels will be attending our first Global Diaspora Assembly this Saturday, 18th December at 2 pm GMT/UTC.
17 December 2021
The Potential of Diasporas for Development
Diasporas are important development actors. But how exactly to they engage with their communities? Learn more about how transnational migrants impact development in our new video series. In this short video series, academics, diaspora members and practitioners present their views on the relevance of engaging with diasporas and their impact on development.
13 December 2021
Migration, climate change and sustainable development: a new perspective for Italian mountain areas
In a global context of climate change, people move in different ways, either by migrating within their own countries or by crossing borders. Increasing climate volatility and environmental degradation affect people's mobility (voluntary or forced) and their livelihoods.