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Welcome to iDiaspora

Migrants and diaspora communities are recognized for their invaluable role in society due to their rich cultural contributions, diverse voices, and their economic contributions to the countries they live in and come from, including philanthropy, entrepreneurship, and innovations. iDiaspora provides a platform to share your voice, to gain knowledge, and to engage with the global community committed to the importance of diaspora.


Becoming a member of iDiaspora will bring you closer with diaspora and expatriate communities globally for sharing your work with others, but also finding inspiration and new opportunities. You will have access to regularly updated news, relevant resources, learning and funding opportunities.
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From research to training materials, groups around the world are creating resources for transnational communities. iDiaspora aims to bring together resources from variety of partners in one place in order to help individuals and organisations in diaspora get the information they need to effectively engage as developmental actors.
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There are many ways to give back but its not always easy to find an outlet for our efforts. iDiaspora aims to link those that want to make a difference with concrete opportunities to forge a better future.
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Diaspora engagement

Diaspora engagement has to potential to become a practice of choice for the public and private sector. We need to narrow the gaps in connectivity, knowledge and opportunity between these sectors to realize this potential. I sense iDiaspora is an important step-change in this journey and is a platform I look forward to seeing flourish.

~ Martin Russell, co-founder of the forthcoming DiasporaLab

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Daphne Henning
28 September 2022
Event Calendar

Diaspora Voices: Nature-Based Solutions

Join IOM and the U.S. Department of State's Office of Global Partnerships for the final Diaspora Voices event of 2022. Diaspora experts, government actors, and representatives from the private sector will come together to discuss how nature-based solutions can be used to combat the climate crisis, and how diasporas are already using these strategies to effect change. 
12 September 2022
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Diaspora Mapping Toolkit

The IOM Diaspora Mapping Toolkit builds on the rich experience of more than 150 diaspora mappings conducted in various contexts, this toolkit presents a systematic, comprehensive yet highly flexible and agile approach to mapping the diaspora in different contexts. By following clear guidelines for collecting and analyzing data about diaspora communities, policymakers will be able to develop more…
Veronica Uribe-Kessler
24 August 2022

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…
Daphne Henning
19 July 2022
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Diaspora Voices: Food Security and Sustainability

Join the U.S. Department of State's Office of Global Partnerships and the International Organization for Migration for the second event in this year's "Diaspora Voices: Combatting the Climate Crisis" series. The event will explore diaspora efforts to foster food security and sustainability practices in the context of climate change, and feature a panel discussion of diaspora experts. There will…
19 July 2022


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…
18 July 2022
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Global Diaspora Humanitarian Hub

Dear Leaders and Supporters of Diaspora Organizations, We hope you are keeping very well. You may recall we have organized two very successful meetings from the Humanitarian Forum Meetings on Ukraine Response on 26th March and 9th April. We are very pleased to update that the important recommendations we gathered from over 50 Diaspora Organizations were shared with the International…
Jaka Ceesay Jaiteh
30 June 2022
Blog Entry

Tapping into Diaspora Skills to Strengthen Healthcare Systems in The Gambia

Banjul, 28 Feb 2022 – Twenty-two years ago, a teenage Olimatou Chongan decided to leave home for the United Kingdom to pursue her undergraduate studies. “My parents were very encouraging of my education. I had a hardworking father and a loving mother,” recalls Olimatou. “After the 1994 coup in The Gambia, many of my family members left the country, so I already had some family in the UK.”
22 June 2022


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