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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.
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Global Diaspora Week (GDWeek) stands as the flagship event in the GDC calendar, spanning a week of immersive activities, thought-provoking sessions, and impactful initiatives. This event embraces diversity, recognizing the unique perspectives and experiences brought by DOs from different regions and sectors.
This study is based on quantitative (survey of respondents) and qualitative (survey of experts, in-depth interviews) methods of collecting information collected in December 2021 - August 2022. Purpose: to study the institutionalization of the Kazakh community of the Russian Federation. The study consists of two parts: 1) survey of respondents – ethnic Kazakhs living in the Russian Federation (…
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Let's unite for Somalia! To ensure a more effective and coordinated humanitarian response to the complex crises in Somalia, IOM and DEMAC are initiating the first coordination group for Somali diaspora organizations worldwide. Our goal is to facilitate coordination and collaboration among Somali diaspora groups. We invite interested organizations to engage in discussions about the challenges,…
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.
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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.
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…
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…
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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