Samuel Yenesew is a native Ethiopian who wanted to contribute to the capacity-building in his home country. With the help of CD4D, he was assigned to the Ministry of Agriculture and Natural Resources (MoANR).
At the world-leading academic institution for Agriculture and Forestry, six Ethiopian agronomy experts joined a 2-week training program to learn more theoretical and practical knowledge in regards to soil management at Wageningen University.
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.