Global Diaspora and Development Forum

Global Diaspora and Development Forum

31 Oct- 1 Nov 2014

Funded by Irish Aid, Department for Foreign Affairs and Trade

There is growing international dialogue on the importance of linkages between diaspora and development.  Some countries have created ministries, institutions, and programmes to promote diasporas as development agents.  At the same time, there are diaspora-led initiatives to shape arenas of social, economic and political development through innovation.  There has been a simultaneous proliferation of the number of commercially driven diaspora products emerging across the globe.

The Forum, discussed the forms and functions of diasporas in development practice.  It brought together international policymakers, corporate/sector leaders, and scholars to address global examples of diaspora engagement, explore fresh trends and share best practices.

Report available: Forum Report

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