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Veronica Uribe-Kessler


IOM’s Diaspora Engagement team  published its sixth biannual newsletter Learn about the diaspora engagements within IOM’s projects and get some interesting diaspora insights.  This edition also includes some interesting reads on skills mobility and the role of diaspora in humanitarian response.  IOM thanks the interesting voices who are featured in this edition: Eugène Désiré Nzengou, Kriticos M., Hanan Challouki, Mariam Harutyunyan among others In the newsletter, there is a thorough list of events for diaspora and podcasts.
Veronica Uribe-Kessler

IOM United States - Diaspora Engagement Unit Newsletter

The IOM Diaspora Engagement Unit presents the third quaterly newsletter 2022. Find updates, events, and free resources. 
Veronica Uribe-Kessler


COLEACP and The FoodBridge vzw, a non-profit organisation, have produced a Compendium showcasing the innovative businesses of nine African Diaspora agrofood entrepreneurs. These entrepreneurs have seized the opportunities to apply their education and professional skills gained in Europe to support sustainable development in their country of origin, alongside achieving entrepreneurial success in their country of residence.
Veronica Uribe-Kessler

MENA Diaspora Newsletter - First Edition

The LMI Unit of the Regional Office for MENA is pleased to share with the global community the first issue of the MENA Diaspora Newsletter.  This newsletter aims to share information about interesting diaspora-related projects, stories, events, organisations working in the MENA region with governments, donors and the diaspora communities from MENA, also giving diaspora organizations a space and voice to speak about their engagement and their expectations.
Veronica Uribe-Kessler

iDiaspora Newsletter - Issue 1 - August 2022

The iDiaspora Team is pleased to share with our global community the first iDiaspora newsletter.  Diasporas have invaluable economic, cultural, human, and social capital for societies. Governments, organizations, and partners across the world have recognized their potential as development actors in multiple initiatives. This newsletter seeks to highlight major diaspora stories, successes, events, resources, and more that are relevant to both diasporas themselves and their supporters. 
Veronica Uribe-Kessler

Report of the European Conference Diaspora on the Protection Information for Afghans at Risk

This report reflects the proceedings of the European Conference “Diaspora Protection Information for Afghans at Risk”, held on 12-13 June 2022, in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. The purpose of this report is to share the discussion points held between the conference participants on the importance of the protection information on safe migration for Afghans at risk and the role of diaspora organizations (DOs) in providing this information. This conference brought together 87 participants from diaspora organizations, INGO, UN, government donors, and research partners.


This report provides an overview of key good practices of diaspora organizations that engage in humanitarian response. These fourteen good practices were selected after consultations with diaspora organizations as well as institutional humanitarian actors. Each good practice is illustrated by two concrete examples of diaspora organizations who respond to crisis and emergency situations. The examples cover the variety of diaspora engaging in humanitarian assistance, in terms of nationalities, countries of residence and humanitarian sectors.

BEYOND IYANOLA DIGEST Issue No. 6 - Inspiration (Apr/Jun 2022)

BEYOND IYANOLA publications aim to bring you the stories of the Saint Lucian diaspora, from around the world. Come soak in some 'Inspiration' in our most recent edition, as we meet Maia Compton, Lucesse Samuel, and Mathurine Emmanuel. Three dynamic creatives in the diaspora, inspiring us with their pure Saint Lucian Talent.

Flexible and Locally Led : An Enhanced Approach to Mainstreaming Migration into Local Policy Planning

This publication outlines a new approach to mainstreaming migration into local development plans to harness the role of local authorities as key actors in migration and development initiatives. 
Michelle Balon


The IOM Germany Diaspora Newsletter puts a spotlight on the important work of diaspora organizations in Germany, while supporting them to reach a wider audience. The Newsletter also features highlights from IOM's diaspora engagement. If you are a diaspora organization or work on diaspora engagement in Germany and would like to be featured in an upcoming issue, feel free to contact

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