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migrationdevelopmentitaly

Enhancing COVID-19 response through the engagement of migrant associations in Italy

   
Larisa LARA-GUERRERO

2nd edition of the ADEPT magazine

Roberto Gil CANCEL COMAS

iDiaspora: Accelerating Diaspora’s Global Engagement in the Post-Pandemic Era

The iDiaspora Platform was officially launched on 8 October 2018 during the
Roberto Gil CANCEL COMAS

2nd Global Nepali Health Conference

Over 8 million Nepali are outside of Nepal and the majority of them are migrant workers and have found themselves affected one way or other by the current pandemic. The Health Committee of Non-Resident Nepali Association is organizing 2nd Global Nepali Health Conference during Sept 18-20, 2020. The aim of the conference is to bring together individuals, organizations, government(s) and…
ddeketele

Newsletter Diaspora Engagement IOM the Netherlands

This newsletter is focused on diaspora engagement and on how we at IOM the Netherlands place the diaspora at the centre of our projects. I could not explain it better than our participants do in our promotion video, featuring our projects and highlighting their achievements. You will also have noticed that our website has been improved with a fresh new look and several additional features to…
Tanmoy BISWAS

Impact on Points of Entry BI-WEEKLY ANALYSIS 15 July 2020

The current COVID-19 pandemic has affected global mobility both in terms of international mobility restrictions and restrictive measures on internal movement. To better understand how COVID-19 affects global mobility, IOM has developed a global mobility database to gather, map and track data on these restrictive measures impacting movement. This report provides a global perspective of the COVID-…
Tanmoy BISWAS

Impact On Key Locations Of Internal Mobility Weekly Analysis 15 July 2020

The current COVID-19 pandemic has affected global mobility both in terms of international mobility restrictions and restrictive measures on internal movement. To better understand how COVID-19 affects global mobility, IOM has developed a global mobility database to gather, map and track data on these restrictive measures impacting movement. This report provides a global perspective of the COVID-…
Tanmoy BISWAS

COVID-19 Impact On IDPs 2 - 16 July

This situation report reflects the impact of COVID-19 restrictions on IDPs from 02 - 16 July 2020.
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Larisa LARA-GUERRERO

Cartographie des Tunisiens résidents en Italie - Profil socioéconomique et propension à l'investissement en Tunisie

La présente étude a été développée par le groupe de recherche de l'Association de la diaspora PONTES Ricerche e Interventi pour le compte de l'Organisation Internationale pour les Migrations (OIM) Tunisie dans le cadre du projet Mobi-TRE «la migration en tant que ressource : mobilisation de la diaspora tunisienne et stabilisation des communautés défavorisées en Tunisie » financé par l’Agence italienne pour la coopération au développement (AICS).
Larisa LARA-GUERRERO

Skills Mapping Through Big Data. A case study of Armenian Diaspora in the United States of America and France

Executive Summary Purpose: To profile the Armenian diaspora in two target countries, the United States and France using “Big Data” mining techniques. Databases are analysed to create demographic and skills profiles containing identifiers such as education level, and field of employment and field of study. To better understand skilled diaspora communities and how they might be reached for development through knowledge transfer initiatives, interviews with key stakeholders, experts, and diaspora members supplement quantitative analysis.
Larisa LARA-GUERRERO

DIASPORA INCLUSION - Harnessing the potential of the African diaspora in sustainable development

Diaspora engagement has generated increasing political interest in recent years. It has been explicitly included in the Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration in Objective 19: “Create conditions for migrants and diasporas to fully contribute to sustainable development in all countries”, as well as in the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development which recognizes that migration is a powerful driver of sustainable development, for migrants and their communities.
Larisa LARA-GUERRERO

Respuestas de las diásporas de todo el mundo frente a la crisis de la COVID-19: Las mejores prácticas desde el terreno

Este informe reúne las mejores prácticas aplicadas por las diásporas en respuesta a la crisis de COVID-19 en las regiones de África, América, Asia y Europa. iDiaspora pudo recopilar esta información mediante tres Intercambios Virtuales organizados por la organización durante los cuales las diásporas de todo el mundo pudieron compartir sus mejores prácticas en respuesta a la pandemia.
Larisa LARA-GUERRERO

Les diasporas globales réagissent à la crise COVID-19 : Les meilleures pratiques du domaine

Ce rapport rassemble les meilleures pratiques mises en oeuvre par les diasporas face à la crise COVID-19 dans les régions africaine, américaine, asiatique et européenne.  iDiaspora a pu recueillir ces informations lors de trois Échanges Virtuels organisés par l'organisation et pendant lesquels les diasporas du monde entier ont pu partager leurs meilleures pratiques en réponse à la pandémie.
Larisa LARA-GUERRERO

Sub-Regional Study on the Debt of Migrants Assisted with Voluntary Return and its Impact on the Sustainability of Reintegration in Countries of Origin

Migration is often seen as a resource optimization strategy at the individual and family levels. These strategies are meant to respond to a social and economic situation perceived as difficult, unsatisfactory or even precarious. The migratory experience allows to envisage a better future, new socio-economic opportunities and the possibility to better meet the needs of one’s family.
Larisa LARA-GUERRERO

Engaging diasporas in local development: An operational guide based on the experience of Moldova

This guide explains UNDP’s role in, and commitment to, supporting states to leverage diaspora investments in local development, building on the example of Moldova, which between 2015 and 2018 implemented the Migration and Local Development Project (MiDL), funded by the Government of Switzerland. This project was designed to support local governments in Moldova to develop and implement policies, methodologies and procedures related to emigration, and to link them to local development processes.
Larisa LARA-GUERRERO

Global Diasporas reacting to the COVID-19 crisis. Best Practices from the Field

In response to the COVID-19 crisis, iDiaspora organized three Global Diaspora Virtual Exchanges to create a collaborative space where diaspora groups from around the world could share their best practices responding to the pandemic. Through these events, diasporas were able to showcase their work and enhance synergies with policymakers, practitioners and stakeholders responding to the pandemic.
Global Shelter Cluster, Coordinating Humanitarian Shelter
Daphne Henning
16 June 2021
Event Calendar

Open Space Session 11: Increasing Communities' Knowledge and Access to Safer Shelters Practices Through Diaspora Engagement

Join the International Organization for Migration (IOM) and the Pilipino Resource Center (PSRC) for a session of the 2021 Global Shelter Cluster Online Meeting. The open session is on increasing communities' knowledge and access to safer shelters practices through diaspora engagement.
Re-Balance
10 June 2021
Blog Entry

Establishing my Identity

Establishing my identity has been a complex journey. Being a second generation immigrant, I’ve struggled to feel a sense of belonging to either my British surroundings or my Bengali heritage. Growing up in a traditional Bengali household, I was raised on different types of maas, shukti, borta and saag. I became accustomed to constantly having guests in my house, meeting cousins of cousins,…
Re-Balance
10 June 2021
Blog Entry

My Story

To say I’m a proud Bengali is an understatement. It has shaped my childhood and every part of my personality and identity. From those long summer holidays in Dhaka visiting family and not wanting to come home; to weekends feasting with our family friends; to celebrating Bangladesh’s landmark festivals singing at and hosting shows every year. I’m so lucky to have had such a vibrant upbringing and…
Re-Balance
10 June 2021
Blog Entry

How the War of Independence Forged a Culture of Resistance among British Bangladeshis

Dr Halima Begum was born in rural Sylhet and raised in London’s East End. A former British diplomat, Halima is Chief Executive of the Runnymede Trust, the UK’s race equality think tank. She sits on the board and acts as an advisor to various organisations including the British Academy, Office for National Statistics, Trades Union Council, and the NHS Race and Health Observatory.
Re-Balance
10 June 2021
Blog Entry

Remembering 1971: Bangladesh’s year of tragedy and triumph

So, my motherland – Bangladesh – turns 50 this week. The 1971 Liberation War, in which Bangladesh eventually won its independence after a brutal armed struggle, is a poignant and significant moment for both the narrative of Bangladesh and Bangladeshis across the globe. For a number of years now, I have been exploring, researching and documenting the experiences of British-Bangladeshi communities…
Re-Balance
10 June 2021
Blog Entry

Growing Up In Newport

Growing up in Newport, a small town in Wales, my experience of Bangladesh was through the narration of my Parents. For my Parents, being Bangladeshi in some sense meant feeling connected to the natural land. Their rose-tinted lense painted a picture of vivid green paddy fields, mango orchards and hot summers. My Brothers and I were desperate to visit this utopia and enjoy the experience for…
Re-Balance
09 June 2021
Blog Entry

Empowerment for Change

My Father arrived from Sylhet, in Northern Bangladesh, to London in 1963 [at the age of 27]. As a student, he worked, like many of his peers, at a series of Indian restaurants upon his arrival. My Mother joined him shortly after, in 1968 [at the age of 18] as his new bride. For my parents, London was a new world that presented new beginnings in the 1960s – and they had aspirations to build a…
Re-Balance
09 June 2021
Blog Entry

Fifty years ago

By day the streets of Dhaka were quiet. Some shops and offices were open, some were shut. The buses were half empty and not many taxis were operating. Now and then an army jeep would come roaring up the road, making pedestrians and rickshaws dart swiftly out of its way. Although the bustle and gaiety of normal civilian life were missing, law and order prevailed. But at night a hidden giant rose…

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