There are common challenges faced by stakeholders working with diasporas such as lack of trust, difficulties regarding fundraising and sustainability of initiatives in the long-term.
The 2021 Global Exchanges thus aim to gather experts on these topics to provide information on how to overcome common challenges faced by stakeholders engaging in transnational initiatives. By providing concrete strategies on how to build trustworthy relationships, find resources and funding and develop long-term strategies, stakeholders will be able to boost their transnational initiatives.
General objectives of the three 2021 Global Exchanges:
- Continue contributing to the self-mobilization and empowerment of diasporas by providing a space for sharing, coordination, and collaboration between different diaspora communities around the world.
- Analyze and provide insights to self-identified common challenges such as trust, fundraising and sustainability.
- Identify key lessons and best practices on the three key topics that will help global diasporas facing similar challenges to overcome them.
The third Global Exchange to be held in collaboration with GRFDT, CISAN and ADEPT on the 17th of June from 16.00 to 18.00 CEST will focus on ensuring sustainability of diaspora engagement initiatives.
Discussions will be centred around the following questions:
- Why is it important to consider a long-term perspective in the development and design of diaspora engagement initiatives?
- What are the main challenges faced by practitioners working on diaspora engagement in ensuring the sustainability of their initiatives? How is it possible to overcome these challenges?
- What are they key elements that you have considered in designing diaspora engagement initiatives to ensure their long-term sustainability?
- How can diaspora leaders and networks maximize their long-term collaboration and synergies?