Originally launched by the U.S. State Department's Office of Global Partnerships in 2016, Diaspora Voices was an interactive virtual event series that gave diaspora organizations the ability to engage with top diplomats about challenges directly affecting their communities and opened opportunities to work with the U.S. Department of State to address them.
In this new iteration, Diaspora Voices seeks to further elevate the contributions and potential of diaspora communities worldwide to be active participants across the humanitarian-development nexus. Diaspora Voices will relaunch this summer with a three-part series on diasporas' experiences with and innovative solutions for climate change, on the road to COP27 in Egypt later in 2022.
As part of the State Department's emphasis on developing Foreign Policy for the Middle Class, Diaspora Voices works to incorporate underrepresented perspectives in the work of diplomacy and international development.
- Our Oceans, held June 8th on World Oceans Day. Watch the recording
- Food Security and Sustainability, held August 9th on the Day for the World's Indigenous Peoples. Watch the recording
- Nature-Based Solutions was held on October 8th. Watch the recording