Two Ethiopian diaspora experts from the Netherlands, recently embarked together on a joint CD4D assignment. Their goal: to reduce youth and female unemployment in rural areas. Upon their return to the Netherlands, they have decided to continue in reaching their goals by starting a Ethiopian Diaspora Association.
Debritu Mogese is an Ethiopian entrepreneur and one of the founding fathers of Moyee Coffee. She sometimes works with IOM Netherlands to connect the Ethiopian community with CD4D, thus contributing to the development of her country of origin. She is currently participating on establishing an Ethiopian Foundation, bringing together Ethiopian professionals living in the Netherlands.
The EU delivered a communication on the Delivery of the European Agenda on Migration. Below is a summary of the communication in relation to Migration and Development. The document not only mentioned utilizing diaspora for development but also engaging diaspora on national and EU level to reduce the stay of irregular migrants.
“We found out that land is the primary constraint for horticulture developments and we moved one step forward to solve it,” Tadesse Haile, State Minister for Exports &Investment in the Economic Section.
IOM The Hague hosted its first CD4D pre-departure training on July 13th 2017. Four enthusiastic participants who will soon leave to Ethiopia and Sierra Leone took part. This training was developed in coordination with Voluntary Service Overseas (VS0 NL).