Related Country/Place of Origin: 
Rwanda
Related Country/Destination: 
Europe
Date: 
2020
Type of Resource: 
Public Information materials
Theme: 
Diaspora Capital and Development

Flyer for Diaspora Engagement in the Rwandan TVET and Health Sectors

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Migration and mobility: Where next ?

While the 2015 migratory crisis has impacted the relations between Africa and Europe until now, the COVID-19 crisis has demonstrated how reliant European Union’s economies are on migrant workers. The pandemic has also highlighted the existing skills shortage in Africa resulting from labour migration. It is therefore urgent to open a frank discussion among stakeholders on migration and mobility in order to ensure a true win-win cooperation on these issues.

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 international agencies who are working towards improving and maintaining the health of Nepali as migrants worldwide, as well as in Nepal. 

Date: 
2020
Type of Resource: 
Public Information materials
Theme: 
Diaspora and Humanitarian Support

Este breve informe describe las principales intervenciones de los panelistas y participantes, así como algunas de las buenas prácticas identificadas y los próximos pasos potenciales propuestos durante el tercer Encuentro Global Virtual de Diásporas sobre la Respuesta a COVID-19 organizado el 10 de junio de 2020 por iDiaspora y la OIM con el apoyo de sus co-organizadores: Coalición por Venezuela, UnidosUS y DEMAC.


This brief report outlines the main interventions from panelists and participants as well as some of the best practices identified and potential next steps proposed during the third Global Diaspora Virtual Exchange on Response to COVID-19 organised on 10 June 2020 by iDiaspora and IOM with the support of their co-conveners:  Coalición por Venezuela, UnidosUS, and DEMAC.

Preview of a Forthcoming Report - Migrant Economic Contribution Summary

 

The global economic crisis caused by the COVID-19 pandemic has brought significant attention to migrant remittances and the potential impact of a projected decline in their volumes. It is important, however, to recognize that migrants contribute much more, both in financial and indirect ways, to their country of origin (CoO). Responses and policies that are being considered should cover all aspects of migrants’ contributions, not only remittances.

Global Diaspora Coalition: Message of Solidarity with Victims of COVID-19 Related Xenophobia, Discrimination

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Leaders of diaspora and community organizations from around the world are coming together today to send a clear, unified message of solidarity with those facing xenophobia, discrimination and even violence due to COVID-19. 

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

Connect

Becoming a member of iDiaspora will bring your 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.

Learn

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 in countries of residence and...

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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.

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 Russel, co-founder of the forthcoming DiasporaLab

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