On June 18, ADEPT participated in the first Annual Diaspora Forum hosted by the International Organisation for Migration (IOM) and the UN Assembly of the of the Council of Europe (PACE). The forum was dedicated to Diasporas as Partners for Development in the Globalized World.
This edition of the forum focused on the economic and development contributions of transnational communities in countries of origin and destination, and addressed the importance of a global approach to migration governance. It shed light on ongoing discussions on diaspora within the Global Compact for Migration, which is expected to be adopted on 10 and 11 December 2018 in Morocco.
ADEPT was represented by its special advisor, Mr Gibril Faal who took part in the panel on ‘The role of diasporas in global migration governance’ during which the guests discussed the latest developments in the Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration as it proceeds through its negotiation phase.
This year’s forum brought together parliamentarians, businesses, diaspora associations, governments and international organizations to discuss the complex intersection between diaspora, migration, and development and its implications for countries of origin.
IOM implements several diaspora engagement programmes, many of which are funded through the IOM Development Fund (IDF) at the request of Member States with large diaspora communities abroad.
Read more about IOM support to the diaspora here