The International Organization for Migration (IOM), iDiaspora, the Global Research Forum on Diaspora and Transnationalism (GRFDT), the Global Diaspora Confederation (GDC) and the Migration Youth and Children Platform (MYCP), are partnering to organise three Global Diaspora Virtual Exchanges on communication to boost diaspora engagement for development. This is the third edition of these exchanges with remarkable results achieved in the past, including the publication of the report Maximizing Diaspora Engagement in 2021 and Global Diasporas reacting to the Covid -19 crisis in 2020.
WHAT ARE THE Global Diaspora Virtual Exchanges?
The Global Diaspora Virtual Exchanges led by IOM and key partners is a unique space where diasporas share best practices at the global level and collaborate with each other to empower themselves and other diaspora leaders and organizations as development actors.
In 2023, in response to the consultations held during the Global Diaspora Week 2022, organised by the Global Diaspora Confederation a request was made by diaspora organizations to keep supporting diaspora communities to boost their capacities for development. As a result, the 2023 Global Exchanges will focus on enhancing communication techniques, strategies and tools across the different phases of project management. By providing concrete strategies on how to enhance their communication skills, consider strategic techniques and implement new tools, stakeholders will be able to maximise the impact of their transnational initiatives.
General Objectives of the Three 2023 Global Exchanges:
- Continue contributing to the self-mobilization and empowerment of diasporas by providing a space for sharing, coordination, and collaboration between different diaspora communities around the world.
- Boost diaspora engagement for development by providing concrete advise and insights on how to enhance their diaspora communications skills, how to craft and implement strategic messages and how to use effective and new tools.
- Foster peer-learning among members of the diaspora from different generations through short workshops.
- Identify key lessons and best practices on the key topics self-identified by diasporas that will enable them to enhance their skills in strategic communication and learn how to use new digital technologies across the project cycle of their own initiatives.
For each session, simultaneous interpretation in EN, FR, and SP will be available.
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