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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.

Connect

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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Learn

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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Contribute

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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Daphne Henning
08 June 2021
Event Calendar

Being Heard: Enhancing Opportunities for Participation of Internally Displaced Persons in Decision-Making

Join the International Organization for Migration (IOM) and Georgetown University's Institute for the Study of International Migration for a virtual discussion on ways that internally displaced persons can increase their participation in decision-making processes. 
Larisa LARA-GUERRERO
31 May 2021
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Maximizing diaspora engagement: Ensuring sustainability

Context In 2020, iDiaspora coordinated three global exchanges with members of the diaspora responding to the pandemic. Through these virtual dialogues, different actors involved in the development of diasporic initiatives in America, Europe, Africa, and Asia were able to learn and share relevant experience to better include their members when responding to the global health crisis.
Ahmad Amaireh
21 May 2021
Blog Entry

Fostering Cultural Dialogue to Enhance Community Integration between Diaspora Communities in Jordan: World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development

From social development to economic growth, diasporas have long led to the prosperity of the communities they lived with. Every year on May 21, the World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development honors diaspora communities and promotes cross-cultural dialogue by celebrating the diversity of the world's many cultures, fostering unity, and promoting sustainable development.
Larisa LARA-GUERRERO
21 May 2021
Blog Entry

Survey: Online Education from Lebanese Universities

Lebanese Diaspora Energy - LDE is currently undertaking an endeavor revolving around distance education that could be provided by key Lebanese universities to international students, including the Lebanese community overseas. We believe that the talents and academic wealth we have are one of the main resources that not only should we encourage, but we should also incentivize to stay in Lebanon.…
Larisa LARA-GUERRERO
18 May 2021
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1st Global Exchange 2021 – Maximizing Diaspora Engagement: Building Trust

The first 2021 Global Exchange focuses on building trust to maximise diaspora engagement.   The purpose of this event is to unpack the different dimensions of trust in diaspora engagement. Stakeholders were invited to provide thoughts on this topic from their perspectives and experiences.   Discussions were centered around the following questions:  * Why is trust relevant in diaspora…
Larisa LARA-GUERRERO
30 April 2021
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Maximizing diaspora engagement: Mobilizing resources

Context In 2020, iDiaspora coordinated three global exchanges with members of the diaspora responding to the pandemic. Through these virtual dialogues, different actors involved in the development of diasporic initiatives in America, Europe, Africa, and Asia were able to learn and share relevant experience to better include their members when responding to the global health crisis.
Roberto Gil CANCEL COMAS
28 April 2021
Opportunity

Evaluation of Opportunities and Challenges of the Involvement of Diaspora Organizations of the Eastern Caribbean

While there are efforts to involve diasporas in development activities, no study has been conducted to identify and determine the needs of existing diaspora organizations and their engagement with government entities or representatives in national and regional spaces. To respond to this gap, the Western Hemisphere Program will hire a consultant or consulting firm to conduct this study and mapping.
Larisa LARA-GUERRERO
26 April 2021
Blog Entry

Global Exchanges 2021 - Maximizing diaspora engagement

Global Exchanges 2021 - Maximizing diaspora engagement Building trust, mobilizing resources, and ensuring sustainability    Introduction 

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