On April the 13th, we had the pleasure of inviting our partners to the second Task Force meeting of the CD4D2 project. The support of the Task Force members is crucial to the success of the project, and we recognize that their continued input has allowed us to go from strength to strength.
As with much of our recent work the meeting took place online, however this did not detract from the lively debate. Indeed, adapting and showing flexibility with regard to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has been a critical part of the recent progress of the project.
The CD4D2 team were able to update the Task Force, with particular focus on the virtual and physical assignments that took place. The team presented, furthermore, the national media campaign ‘Connecting Diaspora for Development’ and the Diaspora Inclusion Magazine.
The meeting was supplemented with two excellent contributions from a current CD4D2 participant and a representative from a host institution. This allowed the Task Force to better understand how the project works on the ground and provide evidence of the positive impact CD4D2 is having on the transfer of knowledge to host institutions in the focus countries.
We are grateful for the continued support of the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs who are funding the CD4D2 project and also kindly provided the funding for the initial CD4D project.