Last Tuesday, a coalition agreement was reached. The agreement touched upon many topics of importance but the burning question is how will it affect migration and development policies; and particularly diaspora engagement?
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.
Many diaspora members that engage in CD4D assignments are also engaged in other projects. For example, Mr. Hakeem Gibril, a Sierra Leonean participant also works as a volunteer healthcare consultant at the Centre for Collective Learning and Action (CCoLA) in Leiden.
According a to an IOM survey conducted in 2013-2014, Sierra Leone currently has over 62, 000 Sierra Leone health professionals living in the UK, Canada, USA and Germany alone. The survey also proved that an astounding number of these professionals were willing to contribute to achieving development goals in Sierra Leone’s health sector. Sierra Leone […]