The Future of Diasporas

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29 sep 2021

The Future of Diasporas

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The Future of Diasporas project was born out of the realization that reflections around diaspora engagement all too often come down to States of play and lacked much-needed forward-looking vision. This publication contains 12 thought-provoking articles written by global experts who have devoted their careers to better understanding diaspora engagement and creating conditions for transnational communities to contribute to sustainable development.

The Future of Diasporas crystalizes successful collaboration across disciplines, areas of expertise and geographic regions to shed light on the potential of diasporas for development and the need to keep investing in and calling upon these communities, which have invaluable potential for both countries of origin and residence.

  • Foreword
  • Acknowledgements
  • Intergenerational diaspora engagement: Thinking in the long term
    • by Bashair Ahmed
  • The future of diasporas
    • by Kingsley Aikins and Martin Russell
  • Raising the future of diasporas on their own terms: A new sense of belonging
    • by Emira Ajeti
  • Using technology to channel diaspora knowledge home
    • by Ronit Avni
  • A world without diasporas
    • by Roberto Gil Cancel Comas
  • How does diplomacy fare in a digitized world? 
    • by Paul Raymund P. Cortes
  • The climate–development nexus and the role of the African diaspora
    • by Saliem Fakir
  • Diaspora and finance: A real partnership for home country growth
    • by Leon Isaacs
  • Diaspora engagement policies in South America
    • by Ana Margheritis
  • Africans in the diaspora: A force for good
    • by Almaz Negash
  • Diaspora development organizations: Becoming the usual suspects
    • by Carine Nsoudou
  • Thinking about the future of diasporas
    • by Manuel Orozco