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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.
13 January 2023Blog Entry
Diasporas Take the Lead in Addressing Humanitarian Gaps in COVID-19 Recovery, Reach 1.5 Million People in Lebanon, Tunisia and Zimbabwe
The International Organization for Migration (IOM) has partnered with select diaspora organizations operating in Lebanon, Tunisia and Zimbabwe to implement a series of innovative projects in areas significantly affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. Collectively, these projects have reached upwards of 1.5 million people within the last six months.
22 December 2022Resource
The Diaspora Team at the IOM HQ is pleased to present the second issue of the Global Diaspora 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…
24 November 2022Event Calendar
The United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (DESA), through its Statistics and Population Divisions, the International Organization for Migration (IOM), and the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) are organizing the 3rd International Forum on Migration Statistics (IFMS 2023). The Forum will be held in Santiago, Chile, from 24 – 26 January 2023 as an in-…
04 November 2022Event Calendar
The online event will bring together representatives of the Ukrainian diaspora from different countries to discuss a role transnational communities can play in humanitarian response and country’s recovery, and to identify concrete cooperation opportunities and the way forward. Simultaneous translation in English and Ukrainian will be provided.
13 October 2022Blog Entry
A new initiative implemented by the International Organization for Migration (IOM) in Washington, DC in cooperation with the local IOM Country Offices is supporting a variety of innovative projects by six diaspora organizations in the following three countries: Lebanon, Tunisia, and Zimbabwe. The local IOM Country Offices are facilitating the projects on the ground, ensuring proper coordination…
12 September 2022Promotional Videos
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…
24 August 2022Resource
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…
19 July 2022Resource
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…