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It is estimated that there are more than 10 million emigrants from South America living outside the region, and these do not include second and third generation migrants. All six countries participating in this project have institutions at the sub-ministerial level responsible for engaging with their diasporas, and four of them have policies that address the topic. This is strong evidence of the importance of the diaspora to these countries.

The objective of this project is to support governments to contribute to the empowerment of the South American diaspora as actors in the sustainable development of the region, especially in the context of the response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The project foresees two main outcomes:


  1. The governments and other actors in the participating countries share lessons learned and good practices in relation to diaspora engagement;
  2. Men and women of the South American diaspora actively engage in opportunities to contribute to the well-being of communities in the region.