CIGI initiated a Project on mapping out the Diaspora Potential in Global South

Published Date:   Tuesday, Jan 22, 2013


The Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI), an independent think tank on international governance, run by some of the best practitioners and distinguished academicians in the world, has recently initiated a new project on “Diasporas, Development and Governance in the Global South”.  The project is in response to growing diaspora engagement with the state actors especially in the developing countries. The project will provide insight to understand the dynamics of diasporic engagement in the recent globalization process especially the role in the understandings of diasporas in development, identify best practices for policy engagement of diasporas and facilitate Canadian diaspora engagement in development. The project broadly has three components (1) critical examination of efforts by international organizations and governments in the South and North to facilitate development in the Global South through engagement with diasporas; (2) identification of new trends and best practices in diaspora engagement; and (3) assessment of the current and potential role of migrant diasporas in Canada in the economic, social and political development of the Global South.

The project which is first of its kind on diaspora issue is coordinated by very distinguished practitioners and academicians in the area of migration and development like Jonathan Crush, Manmohan Agarwal, Margaret Walton-Roberts.

CIGI's research programs focus on four themes: the global economy; global security; the environment and energy; and global development. Positioning as one of the world's leading think tank in the above domain area, CIGI intends to provide research insights into current global problems.

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