This webinar will examine what roles diasporas play in the development cooperation programs of countries of destination, as well as the potential challenges and opportunities for policy design. The webinar is a collaboration between PRIO and Migration Policy Institute (MPI).
Reports discussed will include: Integration and Development: Need for Dialogue and Diaspora, Development and Integration: A Review of Policies and Practice.
Speakers will explore how integration in destination countries influences diasporas’ ability to contribute to development in their homelands. The discussion will include examples from the diaspora engagement actions and policies of western donor governments and lessons about effectiveness and sustainability, including from Canada, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Switzerland, the United Kingdom, and United States. The event will include a special focus on Norway, where policy development is looking into how to strengthen civil-society engagement in the field of integration, and exploring the connections to diasporas engagement in development cooperation.
To register for the event, visit the MPI website here.