Join our webinar on 7 July 12:30 – 14:00 (CEST) to ‘zoom out’ on diaspora engagement around the world with the research team from our global research.
On 7 July 2020, we will host a webinar featuring the five regional experts who researched the first 50 countries in our global mapping of diaspora engagement. They will present their respective regions and answer questions on what they have learned so far about trends and opportunities in diaspora engagement for development around the world.
Oleg Chirita, ICMPD’s Head of Programme Global Initiatives will introduce and moderate the webinar which will take place in English with interpretation in French and Spanish. The webinar will also feature live graphic recording to lift the discussion off the screen!
Regions & researchers:
- Africa: Paul Asquith (Engagement & Policy Manager, AFFORD UK)
- Eastern Europe & Central Asia: Dr Olga R. Gulina (Founder & CEO, RUSMPI UG Institute on Migration Policy)
- Asia: Dr Ronojoy Sen (Senior Research Fellow, Institute of South Asian Studies and South Asian Studies Department, National University of Singapore)
- Latin America & Caribbean: Dr Manuel Orozco (Director, Migration, Remittances & Development, Inter American Dialogue)
- Pacific: Alexandre Porteret (ICMPD)
More on the mapping…
In May we published the first half of our mapping of diaspora engagement policies, priorities and practices around the world. The initial batch of country factsheets is now available via the EUDiF interactive map. We hope that this living research will be used widely to inform the migration and development agenda on diaspora engagement policies and programmes. For us, the findings are the foundations of our dialogue activities, capacity building offerings and diaspora expertise mobilisation.
The research team has explored diaspora engagement in the following countries so far: Afghanistan, Algeria, Armenia, Bangladesh, Bolivia, Brazil, Burundi, Cabo Verde, Cameroon, China, Colombia, Comoros, Congo, Cuba, Dominica, Dominican Republic, DRC, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Ethiopia, Fiji, Guatemala, Guinea Bissau, Haiti, Indonesia, Iraq, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kiribati, Kyrgyzstan, Mali, Mauritius, Micronesia, Moldova, Morocco, Nepal, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Samoa, Senegal, Seychelles, Somalia, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Tonga, Tunisia, Ukraine, Venezuela, Zambia.
A second wave of 50 countries is currently being developed and will be available by the end of 2020. EUDiF will update the facts sheets during the project. Translations of various fact sheets will also be made available via the Library in the coming weeks.