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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.
31 August 2023Resource
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.
31 August 2023Event Calendar
Launch of the new study: Diaspora and Transnational Identities – An Analysis of Legal Frameworks and Policies
Migrants and diaspora communities play a pivotal role in enhancing global interconnectedness by fostering international ties and knowledge transfer, driving development on various fronts. To unlock their full potential, collaborative ecosystems and inclusive legal and policy frameworks are crucial for their comprehensive involvement in political and economic processes.
21 August 2023Opportunity
As part of Phase III of the Framework for Diaspora Engagement in Humanitarian Assistance, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) is pleased to announce a new Call for Expression of Interest (CEI). This CEI invites diaspora organizations to propose interventions addressing specific needs stemming from multiple crises that have afflicted Somalia in recent years. The interventions,…
09 August 2023Resource
In 2023, the International Organization for Migration (IOM), iDiaspora, the Global Research Forum on Diaspora and Transnationalism (GRFDT), the Global Diaspora Confederation (GDC), and the Migration Youth and Children Platform (MYCP) partnered to organize three Global Diaspora Virtual Exchanges on communication, aiming to boost diaspora engagement for development. The core focus was on refining…
09 August 2023Resource
KEY POINTS • IOM defines diasporas as migrants or descendants of migrants whose identity and senses of belonging, either real or symbolic, have been shaped by their migration experience and background (see Figure 1). • At least 280,5 million people – around 3 per cent of the global population - live in a country other than their country of origin. • More than 70 percent of countries…
08 August 2023Blog Entry
Geneva – The International Organization for Migration (IOM), the Climate Vulnerable Forum (CVF) and the Global Forum on Migration and Development today launched the call for nominations for the Migrant4Climate (M4C) Award 2023 showcasing the con
02 August 2023Resource
IOM the Netherlands has nearly twenty years of experience implementing various diaspora engagement programmes. These programmes promote development through diaspora engagement. Connecting Diaspora for Development is the most recent programme in which diaspora members acted as actors for development in their countries of origin. In addition to demonstrating the value of diaspora contributions, the…
27 July 2023Resource
Mapping the Rwandan Diaspora in the United States of America is the report on a mapping exercise that took place in the United States of America from November 2021 to March 2022. The study aimed to gain insights into the socioeconomic profile, professional skills and expertise of this population and assess their capacity, level of interest and motivation to participate and engage in…