Posted on: May 31, 2021 Posted by: diasporadigital Comments: 0

 The EU Global Diaspora Facility (EUDiF) and Shabaka will on 2nd of June 2021 present their latest findings of their research on diaspora engagement in times of crisis via a webinar from 14:00 to 15:30 CEST.

This research comes very timely as the world continues to grapple with the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, reiterating the need to have updated research to guide policy making and programming.

According to EUDiF, “we launched a research project to explore how diaspora engagement takes place in different crisis contexts and help fill the knowledge gaps about diaspora responses to humanitarian crises. Diaspora research specialists Shabaka looked at six crisis areas from Nepal, Nicaragua, Lebanon, Sudan, Ukraine and Zambia in order to understand the trends according to regional and crisis context. The resulting publication provides a wealth of information on each case and connects the dots between them in order to generate recommendations to the different actors in humanitarian response on how to collaborate with diaspora in order to maximise impact.”

Panelists at the webinar will be discussing the different contexts studied and what they show us about patterns of diaspora humanitarian response; and also, how governments and humanitarian partners can better support and coordinate with diaspora humanitarians for greater impact.

Speakers at the webinar to discuss the cases studied and recommendations generated include:

  • Amel Karrar, from the Secretariat for Sudanese Working Abroad (SSWA).
  • Alexandra Singpiel, a Co-Coordinator at DEMAC, speaking on Ukraine.
  • Paddy Siyanga Knudsen, a Migration Governance Analyst, speaking on Zambia.

The EUDiF project is being implemented by the International Centre for Migration Policy Development (ICMPD).  This research is commissioned by the European Commission’s Directorate General for International Partnerships (DG INTPA), which also funds the EUDiF project.

A shorter version of research is now available on EUDiF’s Website, with the full report ready for publication after the webinar.

REGISTER here to be part of this timely and dynamic discussion.

Read more about the launch (in English) HERE.

For more information about EUDiF’s work and partnerships in promoting effective diaspora engagement, kindly visit their WEBSITE.

By: Theresa R. Fianko

Image Credit: The EU Global Diaspora Facility (EUDiF)

Additional Information: The EU Global Diaspora Facility (EUDiF)

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