Posted on: April 26, 2023 Posted by: diasporadigital Comments: 0

The last edition of the Global Diaspora Virtual Exchanges for this year will be held on May 3, 2023 from 15:00-17:00 CET.

The event will focus on the use of innovative tools to boost communication for development.

The objectives of this last session will be to discuss:

•       Why digital tools are relevant for diaspora engagement and why they are unique.

•       How diasporas can adapt to the fast evolution of communication tools and methods.

•       Which tools are the most effective to communicate across generations?

•       How to use specific tools to enhance diaspora engagement?

Members of the stellar panel for this august event are: Ugochi Daniels from IOM – UN Migration, Maria Dolores Delgado Cartay and Kazeem Ojoye both from the Global Diaspora Confederation,  Prof. Binod Khadria from the GRFDT Forum, Yasmina Benslimane from the Migration Youth & Children Platform and Manuel Meneses-Namihira from Diáspora2030mx.

The 2023 Global Exchanges focuses on enhancing communication techniques, strategies and tools across the different phases of project management. By providing concrete strategies on how to enhance their communication skills, consider strategic techniques and implement new tools, stakeholders will be able to maximise the impact of their transnational initiatives.

Led by IOM – iDiaspora, the Global Diaspora Confederation (GDC), GRFDT and the Migration Youth and Children Platform (MYCP), the Global Diaspora Virtual Exchanges is a unique space where diasporas share best practices at the global level and collaborate with each other to empower themselves and other diaspora leaders and organizations as development actors.

IMAGE: Panelists for 3rd edition of Global Diaspora Virtual Exchanges 2023. Credit: IOM – iDiaspora


In 2020, iDiaspora coordinated three global exchanges with members of the diaspora responding to the pandemic. Through these virtual dialogues, different actors involved in the development of diasporic initiatives in America, Europe, Africa, and Asia were able to learn and share relevant experience to better include their members when responding to the global health crisis.

In 2021, iDiaspora, GRFDT, CISAN and ADEPT co-organised the second Global Diaspora Exchanges to respond to the common challenges highlighted by stakeholders during the 2020 exchanges such as the lack of trust, difficulties regarding fundraising and the sustainability of initiatives in the long term.

In 2022, IOM, co-hosted the first Global Diaspora Summit (GDS), in partnership with the Government of Ireland and other lead participating states.

In 2023, in response to the consultations held during the Global Diaspora Week 2022, organised by the Global Diaspora Confederation a request was made by diaspora organizations to keep supporting diaspora communities to boost their capacities for development.

It is on the back of these that the 2023 Global Exchanges has been themed to focus on enhancing communication techniques, strategies and tools.

Register Now to attend the event HERE.

Source: IOM – iDiaspora

Edited by: Theresa R. Fianko

Image Attribution: IOM – iDiaspora

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