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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. Coming soon: video recording of each plenary session.) 

MORNING KEYNOTE:

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


OPENING PLENARY:


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


MORNING BREAKOUT SESSION TWO: 


AFTERNOON BREAKOUT SESSIONS: 


CLOSING SESSIONS:

Diaspora Partnerships with the U.S. Government   

A Call to Action

A conversation with Kingsley Aikins, founder of Diaspora Matters, Marina Manke, head of Labour Mobility and Human Development Division, IOM and Semhar Araia, founder and Executive Director of the Diaspora African Women's Network (DAWN).


CLOSING REMARKS: 

Alfonso E. Lenhardt, U.S. Agency for International Development