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Diaspora in business: Beyond aid, towards partnerships

Article originally published by The Broker Authors: Marina Diboma, Kiza Magendane, Yannicke Goris  
Hariyani Putri

Diaspora in Response to the Crisis

According to the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs on International Migrant Stock 2020, there were 281 million international migrants at mid-year 2020. More than 200 million international migrants were of working age between 20 and 64 years.

Venezuelan women contributing to the advancement of science and technology from Colombia

To celebrate the International Day of Women and Girls in Science and to acknowledge the great work that migrant women perform in scientific areas, iDiaspora presents the story of two Venezuelan professionals living in Colombia.

International minds, local hearts

Article originally published by The Broker Authors: Kiza Magendane, Saskia Kloezeman, Yannicke Goris

Supporting diaspora entrepreneurs – Zidicircle

This article was originally published by The Broker  Authors:  Kiza Magendane, Yannicke Goris, Fridah Ntarangwi
Hariyani Putri

Sharing with Andi, An Early Child Educator in Norway

In the commemoration of the International Day of Education on the last 24 January 2021, we had the opportunity to connect with Andi, an Indonesian native and an early childhood educator on the northern side of Norway. When his first visit to Norway, he had no plan to reside or work as he just came to meet his friend. Then, he decided to live in Norway afterward. “I attended the Norwegian…
Daphne Henning

Developing a Framework for Diaspora's Engagement in Humanitarian Assistance

Diaspora organizations provide tremendous added value to humanitarian assistance. Historically, diasporas are key contributors to their countries of origin or heritage through remittances and other financial or in-kind contributions, but their involvement in humanitarian efforts mean so much more.

Diaspora unlocked – Knowledge transfers & entrepreneurship

This article was originally published by The Boker Authors: Yannicke Goris, Kiza Magendane, Dorien Deketele, Nina Staal
Ayotunde Razaq

International Migrants Day - 2020

Every migrant carries with them a seed. A seed to plant in some land away from where they were born. A seed to plant and water and groom into a tree that blossoms, gives shade and bears fruit in that land where they have seen fit to settle. The seed grows, the migrant glows, the land prospers. This is the story of the migrant and her/his seed. 270 million people are migrants, who send home an…


Diaspora members, in addition to assistance provided to migrants working abroad, made a significant financial support to hospitals and people in need back home.