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Diasporas in Development 2016

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Diasporas in Development

Wednesday, October 12, 2016
8:30am - 5:00pm 

The Newseum - Knight Conference Center 
555 Pennsylvania Avenue, Seventh Floor
Washington, DC 20001 

This one-day forum provided an opportunity for development-focused diaspora practitioners to explore and share best practices in economic development, strategic partnerships, and entrepreneurship. Thought leaders and colleagues in the public, private, and non-profit sectors came together to support and empower diaspora populations in their countries of residence and origin.
 

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Diasporas in Development 2016

Summary 

( Click on the individual sessions below for resources and notes.) 

MORNING KEYNOTE:

Ripple Effect: The Value of Connection with Kingsley Aikins, Founder, Diaspora Matters: VIDEO LINK 


OPENING PLENARY:

USAID Regional Diaspora DownloadVIDEO LINK 


MORNING BREAKOUT SESSION ONE:  

Evidence Review: The Development Impact of Diasporas

Beyond Cash: Networks and Mentorship for Diaspora Success

Successful Healthcare Partnerships in Countries of Residence and Origin

Partnering with Diasporas in the DC Metro Area
 


MORNING BREAKOUT SESSION TWO: 

Case Studies in Successful Business Building 

Diaspora Engagement for Economic and Commercial Impact

Job Creation in the Tourism Sector: Opportunities & Challenges

DEV Talks: Short Format Presentations Highlighting Successful Diaspora Practitioners and Programs 


AFTERNOON BREAKOUT SESSIONS: 

What's Working (and not!) in Diaspora Entrepreneurship

Supporting Livelihoods in Crisis and Post-Crisis Situations 

Case Study: Creating Powerful Diaspora Networks 

Building Entrepreneurial Ecosytems 


CLOSING SESSIONS:

Special Partnerships Announcement: VIDEO LINK 

Diaspora Partnerships with the U.S. Government   

A Call to Action with Kingsley Aikins: VIDEO LINK


 

CLOSING REMARKS: 

Alfonso E. Lenhardt, U.S. Agency for International Development: VIDEO LINK