DDD8 LIVE STREAMING: Watch the Dialogue Day live today

Written by ADEPT

26 April 2018

DDD8 LIVE STREAMING: Watch the Dialogue Day live

‘Expanding and Enhancing the role of Diaspora Parliamentarians

Facebook Live, today, from 11.15 AM CET


Watch the different sessions of the Dialogue Day at DDD8 on live streaming today from 11.15 AM CET.

ADEPT Platform is live streaming the sessions on its Facebook Page. Don’t miss the opportunity to watch the discussions happening between Diaspora Parliamentarians and other officials, diaspora organisations, civil society and more development actors at the eighth Diaspora Development Dialogue (DDD8) happening in Dakar.

Programme for the day:

08.30 – 09.15 Welcome & Registration
09.15 – 11.00


Scene Setting & Keynote Speeches: Understanding Diaspora Parliamentary Representation: What is the history, rationale, current status and future prospects of Diaspora parliamentarians in national governance?
Welcome & Opening:  

Amb. Sory KABA, Director General of Senegalese Abroad, Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Amadou Bocar SAM, Coordination des Associations Sénégalaises en Catalogne

Moderator: Prof. Gibril FAAL, Director of GK Partners & Special Adviser of ADEPT


Opening Panel:

Khady SAKHO NIANG, President, ADEPT

Amb. Michel LASTCHENKO, Senior Project Coordinator, ICMPD

Cécile KYENGE, Member of the European Parliament

Alieu MOMARR NJAI, Chairman of the Independent Electoral Commission of Gambia

Moustapha NIASSE, President of the National Assembly of Senegal

AL Khalil Seck, SGA, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Senegalese Abroad

11.30 – 13.00


Government Dialogue: Actions by Governments and Public Sector

What policies, practices and initiatives should be implemented to expand and enhance the role of diaspora parliamentarians?


Makria DJELLOULE, TechnicalAdvisor on Migration and Development issues, GIZ

Nata SAMB MBACKE Administrator FAISE

Marie-Jeanne OMARI, Belgian Communal Councilor

Odile NDOUMBE FAYE, Center for Development and Gender ECOWAS

Moderator: Odile ROBERT, Deputy Head of Global program ‘Migration and development’, Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC)

13.00 – 14.00 LUNCH BREAK
14.00 – 15.15


Diaspora Dialogue: Actions by Migrants and the Diaspora

How should the diaspora improve their engagement, skills and networking in order to expand and enhance their impact on African parliaments and municipalities?


Aby SARR Coordinator REMIDEV

Yera DEMBELE, Euro-African Solidarity Federation

Bombo NDIR, Vice president of CASC

Emmanuel KAMDEM, President CHIALLA


Debbie ARYYO, AFRUCA Executive Director

15.15 – 15.45 COFFEE BREAK
15.45 – 17.00


Stakeholder Dialogue: Actions by Civil Society and Private Sector

What practical actions and initiatives should civil society, business, the media and other stakeholders implement to enhance diaspora participation in African parliaments and municipalities?                                                

Onyekachi WAMBU, Director, AFFORD / ADEPT

Nafi DIAGNE DIOUF, Founder AwaleBiz, Pan-African E-Commerce Platform

Karim SAAFI, Co-Chair, African Diaspora Youth Forum in Europe (ADYFE)

Eyachew TEFERA, Director, Institute of African Studies/ Board of Trustees

Moderator: Charlotte GRIFFITHS, Focal Point of the “Dialogue on Migration and Mobility” Project, ICMPD

17.00 – 17.30 Declaration on: ‘Expanding and Enhancing the Role of Diaspora Parliamentarians’
17.30 – 17.45 Closing remarks


Join the conversation, use the hashtags  #DDD8Dakar #Diasporatalk
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