Maximizing Diaspora Engagement: Building Trust, Mobilizing Resources and Ensuring Sustainability

This reflection paper brings together key highlights and recommendations from the 2021 Virtual Global Diaspora Exchanges. These exchanges brought together various actors from around the world involved in the development of diasporic initiatives and explored best practices in diaspora engagement across the regions, highlighting connections, partnerships, and self-empowerment of diaspora.

The reflection paper unpacks concerns and opportunities in supporting diaspora focusing on key themes such as trust building, resource mobilisation and sustainability. It highlights stakeholder acknowledgement of the growing importance of empowering diaspora actors to participate in homeland development.

The Global Diaspora Confederation, the world’s largest diaspora-led civic society organization, was established as a key outcome of these exchanges.

 

Year of Publication: 
2021
Publisher: 
IOM