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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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iDiaspora is a developing platform and we need your help to continue to grow. We are looking for ideas, thoughts, and opinions to help us innovate iDiaspora.

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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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13 January 2022


Tunisian Diaspora Humanitarianism in times of COVID-19
12 January 2022
Event Calendar

Migration Dialogues (IMRF Roundtable 3)

This Dialogue will focus on Roundtable 3, covering Objectives 14, 15, 16, 19, 20, and 22 of the GCM. The call is convened by WHO, UCLG, and UNMGCY, with support from the Secretariat, and will support the finalization of the Roundtable 3 background note for the IMRF.
17 December 2021
Blog Entry

The Potential of Diasporas for Development

Diasporas are important development actors. But how exactly to they engage with their communities?   Learn more about how transnational migrants impact development in our new video series. In this short video series, academics, diaspora members and practitioners present their views on the relevance of engaging with diasporas and their impact on development.  
14 December 2021
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Defining “Diaspora” and Diaspora Engagement

Experts unpack the concept of “diaspora” and explain why diaspora engagement is important for sustainable development.   In this short video series, academics, diaspora members and practitioners present their views on the relevance of engaging with diasporas and their impact on development. 
07 December 2021
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ADEPT and IOM’s partnership: Developing the potential of diasporas

iDiaspora and ADEPT have collaborated in multiple global initiatives such as the organisation of virtual events, the coordination of an online course and a publication. iDiaspora and ADEPT have the potential to keep collaborating to empower diasporas as development actors both by creating new opportunities for young members of diasporas and by raising awareness about the multiple economic, social…
03 December 2021
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Global Diaspora Week 2021

The world’s first Global Diaspora Week for all Diaspora Organizations Global Diaspora Week is a week (12-18 December 2021) of global activities for Diaspora Organizations (DO) in the world to advocate, discuss, debate, and make recommendations on subjects pertaining to diasporas and their supporting communities. It is organized by Global Diaspora Confederation and supported by IOM.
01 December 2021
Event Calendar

TedxAshokaAfrica Countdown Event

  Our planet is in crisis, and we are responsible for it. We have deluded ourselves into thinking that humans are separate from and superior to nature. How do we fundamentally rebalance that relationship? How can our economic systems prioritize creating shared wellbeing on a healthy planet? How can we bring unlikely allies and sceptics on board?
24 November 2021
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Encuentro Transatlántico de Organizaciones de la Diáspora Venezolana

Contexto: Las OSC de migrantes y refugiados de Venezuela contribuyen significativamente al trabajo de recepción, protección e integración de sus conc

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