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Developing a Road Map for Engaging Diasporas in Development

Posted in Migration and Development, International Migration by migrationpolicy on June 26th, 2012

William Lacy Swing (IOM) and Kathleen Newland (MPI)In this Migration Policy Institute event, Kathleen Newland, MPI Co-Founder and Director of the Refugee Policy and Migrants, Migration, and Development Programs and William Lacy Swing, Director General of the International Organization for Migration (IOM) discuss the highlights and best practices from the recently published handbook, Developing a Road Map for Engaging Diasporas in Development.

To order the handbook or download for free, visit www.thediasporahandbook.org.

Additional Resources: Diasporas: New Partners in Global Development Policy
Closing the Distance: How Governments Strengthen Ties with Their Diasporas

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Update on the 2012 Global Forum on Migration and Development

Posted in Migration and Development, International Migration by migrationpolicy on June 22nd, 2012

Ali Mansoor, Financial Secretary of the Republic of Mauritius and Chair of the 2012 GFMD, and Demetri Papademetriou, President, MPIIn this Migration Policy Institute event, Ali Mansoor, Financial Secretary of the Republic of Mauritius and Chair of the 2012 Global Forum on Migration and Development (GFMD), gives an overview of preparations for the forthcoming GFMD, which is scheduled to take place in Mauritius in November. MPI President Demetrios G. Papademetriou offers his insights with a broad perspective on global migration.

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Engaging Diasporas in Europe for Development

Posted in Migration and Development, International Migration, European Migration by migrationpolicy on June 20th, 2012

In this Migration Policy Institute Europe event in Brussels, the co-author of a diaspora engagement handbook published by the Migration Policy Institute (MPI) and International Organization for Migration (IOM), Kathleen Newland, leads a discussion on the newly released book entitled Developing a Road Map for Engaging Diasporas in Development. Panelists are: Frank Laczko, Head of Research and Publications, IOM; handbook co-author Dovelyn Agunias, a policy and research analyst for both MPI and IOM; Eva Åkerman-Börje, Swedish Ambassador for the Global Forum on Migration and Development; Rodrigo Ballester, Policy Officer, Directorate-General for Home Affairs, European Commission; Santo Deng, President, Board of the Diaspora Forum for Development.

For more information on visit www.thediasporahandbook.org. For more information, visit www.MPIEurope.org.

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