We define the term “Diaspora” as a community of people who live outside their country of origin, ancestry but still connected with it. These communities regardless of where they came from can play an important role in supporting sustainable development goals in countries of their origins. The Global Diaspora forum estimates the number of people living outside of their country of origin at 230 million. Diaspora communities are usually the first to understand the hardship of people living in their countries and do contribute to solutions through remittances. “Remittances are an important source of income for millions of families in developing countries” World Bank.
We initiate projects to map diasporas communities within the United Kingdom and encourage their engagement in countries of origin in different ways, business development, aid, export and import activities and many more. Diaspora groups and individuals are playing significant roles in their countries of origin.
We seek to establish a partnership with various Diaspora organisations. These include associations of migrants originating from the same locality, ethnic affinity groups, alumni associations, religious organisations, professional associations, charitable organisations, development NGOs, investment groups, affiliates of political parties, humanitarian relief organisations, schools and clubs, and virtual networks.
Our projects in this area seek to address issues facing these communities, especially in the United Kingdom. These issues may include:
- How diaspora communities can leverage remittances to support economic growth in their countries of origin and especially those from developing countries.
- Campaign on behalf of these communities to influence policymakers not to impose a tax on remittances to their home countries.
- Capacity building, Business networks, community development for the diasporas communities.
And many other issues.