Diasporas possess unique qualities that make them valuable partners in the Humanitarian Development Peace Nexus. They have the knowledge, networks and motivation to effectively respond to emergencies and contribute to long-term development solutions.
This report focuses on the legal framework of diaspora engagement, evaluating the rights and opportunities available to diasporas in selected countries of origin and destination. It examines the understanding of the “diaspora” by governments, its reflection in national policies and legislation, the rights granted to diasporas, and the policies’ consideration of women’s role and participation in diaspora engagement.
The publication aims to foster further discussions on engaging with diasporas from a legal perspective, institutionalizing support functions, and distributing duties and rights that enable diasporas to contribute to the development process and drive positive changes in both origin and destination countries