For three days running, global stakeholders will gather virtually to network, discuss and share insights on how the future of the diaspora is going to look like.
Organised by the European Union Global Diaspora Facility (EUDiF), the “Future Forum” will present persons interested in diaspora and development the opportunity to be part of 18 different sessions with over 80 practitioners which includes interactive workshops, panel discussions by fascinating speakers and an informal networking experience all from the 22nd till the 24th of June 2021.
The multi-stakeholder futuristic event will see players share ideas and best practices whilst looking ahead by finding ways to maximise the potential of diaspora engagement for development.
The European Union Global Diaspora Facility (EUDiF) has over the past year actively organised a series of virtual diaspora consultations, regional webinars and government roundtables successfully; and so, designed the Future Forum in response to calls from diaspora organisations in Europe to have more opportunities to communicate with each other, European institutions, countries of heritage and international organisations.
One of the exciting features of this forum, which will see a lot of youth involvement is that participants will have the option of building their own agenda by picking sessions that are of interest to them on each of the three themed days when they register. Discussions for the multi-day online conference will revolve around the following themes:
DAY 1: Tuesday, 22nd June 2021
The future of the diaspora-development ecosystem
The opening day, consisting of seven sessions will focus on taking stock of where we stand on diaspora engagement globally, considering what should and could be put in place to make the most of diaspora-engagement for development on all sides.
DAY 2: Wednesday, 23rd June 2021
Going green- what to expect with green transitions
Focus will be on diving into how the diaspora can drive effective green actions and participate in forward-thinking discussions on how to build resilient communities in line with international and European commitments.
DAY 3: Thursday, 24th June 2021
Youth drive – Speeding ahead
Focus on the inspirational power and potential of the youth diaspora as actors of sustainable development to explore the interests of younger diasporans, and asking how to support their drive and transnational interests because the younger generations are the #diaspora4future.
In partnership with the Major Group of Children and Youth (MGCY), an experimental online networking session is expected to be a major highlight of the second day of the conference with a lot to look forward to.
Speaking about the groundbreaking conference, Head of Global Initiatives at the International Centre for Migration Policy Development (ICMPD), Mr. Oleg Chirita said “We are excited to host the first Future Forum and look forward to the new ideas and collaborations that will most certainly come out of it.”
Be part of the Future Forum which will bring together policy makers, diaspora representatives and other development practitioners globally; and access this unique opportunity to learn, share and engage with other stakeholders within the diaspora ecosystem.
REGISTER and participate in the Future Forum.
Learn more about the Future Forum HERE.
To know more about EUDiF, kindly visit their WEBSITE.
Don’t forget to use the official hashtag “#diaspora4future” for engagement on all social media platforms.
By: Theresa R. Fianko
Additional Information By: European Union Global Diaspora Facility (EUDiF)
Image Attribution: European Union Global Diaspora Facility (EUDiF)