Global Exchange Webinar Series on Maximizing Diaspora Engagement

Published Date:   Monday, Apr 26, 2021

Global Exchange Webinar Series on Maximizing Diaspora Engagement

In recent times there has been increasing awareness about diaspora engagement in homeland. Though some countries have successfully engageed their diaspora  for social and economic development, some other could not. There are challenges with regards to building trust among various diaspora actors and homeland, fund raising and providing a sustainable engagement. All these issues are important for long term collaboration and sustainable diaspora engagement for for stakeholders such as diaspora actors, home-host country development. 

The Webinar Series on " Maximizing Diaspora Engagement" is jointly organised by iDiaspora (IOM), GRFDT, CISAN, AEPT, will bring together diverse range of experts from different sectors, disciplines to engage in providing  concrete strategies on how to build trustworthy relationships, find resources and funding and develop long-term strategies, stakeholders will be able to boost their transnational initiatives.

The Webinar will be simultaneously translated into three languages: Spanish, French and English. The 1st Global Exchange 2021: Maximizing diaspora engagement with the theme “Building trust” to be held next Tuesday 27 April 2021.  The following experts will be participating in the discussion. 

Prof. Alexandra Delano - The New School (Mexico/US), Mr Mackendie Toupuissant  - Le Forum des Organisations de Solidarité Internationale issues des Migrations (FORIM), Dr. Hodan Osman Abdi - Center for East African Studies (Somalia/China). 

The respondents will be:  H.E. Nahida Sobhan - Ambassador of Bangladesh to Jordan  

Hon. Paul Raymund Cortes - Consul General of the Philippines, Dubai and Northern Emirates, United Arab Emirates 

The meeting will be moderated by Dr. Niloufar Rahim - CD4D Ambassador – KEIHAN (Knowledge, Education, Integration, Assistance (for) Afghans in the Netherlands and Afghanistan 

Dr. Andrés Solimano - International Center for Globalization and Development (CIGLOB), Chile 

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