In a world still recovering from the COVID-19 crisis, the first assessment of the pandemics’ impact on the African Union 2063 Agenda and on the Sustainable Development Goals is saddening after a decade of continuous decline, extreme poverty increased in Sub-Saharan Africa. To reverse this trend, high added-value development solutions are to be explored. Diaspora contribution to development is the matching solution for development partners, due to its untapped potential and efficiency.
African diaspora’s impact in countries of origin still lacks both recognition and visibility. For that reason, ADEPT decided to showcase the magnitude of the Europe-based diaspora organisations contribution to Africa’s development. In order to fulfil its mission, ADEPT is launching DIAD, the Diaspora Impact on Africa’s Development month, which aims to showcase the diversity and the magnitude of the diaspora impact in Africa throughout the month of November.
ADEPT will amplify the voice of Diaspora’s impact by:
- Creating spaces for dialogue, between development practitioners, policy makers and financial institutions.
- Promoting African Diaspora contribution to development projects in Africa through videos and articles.
The theme of DIAD 2021 is “Which partnerships are necessary to increase diaspora impact in Africa?”.
The activities will highlight the partnerships which enhance diaspora’s impact on Africa’s development.
The Diaspora Impact in Africa month will start with a launch event webinar on Tuesday 2 November 2021 from 3pm to 5.30pm
Goals of the Launch event
The event pursues two goals:
- To give an overview about some of partnership the African Diaspora create to engage in Africa.
- To hear from development practitioners’ experiences and expectations.
After the event, diaspora organisations and development partners will be better informed of:
- the nature and modality of pan-European support to diaspora
- other diaspora activities impacting Africa’s development
- the possible partnerships they can create and existing engagement policies
- the lessons learnt from diaspora engagement specialists.
More information here: https://www.adept-platform.org/events/