Diaspora Humanitarianism | Webinars

Diasporas represent a key element in transnational humanitarian assistance because they may act as bridges between local, national, regional, and international actors. In addition, diasporas’ attachment to their homeland motivates them to create alliances with key stakeholders and navigate complex humanitarian systems to protect their communities from abroad. To explore different angles of  diaspora’s engagement in humanitarian assistance, IOM UK in collaboration with Shabaka, ADEPT and IOM mission in Washington DC organise a series of free-to-attend webinars. 

The first webinar on Key alliances and the transnational humanitarian system, on Wednesday 13th October, 2 pm (UK time), will look into existing or potential alliances, partnerships and coordination systems between actors responding to emergencies transnationally, to strengthen diaspora’s work in humanitarian assistance, for increased reach and effectiveness of assistance to affected communities.
"Key alliances and the transnational humanitarian system"
Wednesday 13th October, 2 PM (UK time)
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

Objectives of the webinars:
Enhance peer-to-peer collaboration among the actors involved in the diaspora humanitarian landscape.
Strengthen trust among diasporas and stakeholders responding to humanitarian emergencies at the local, national, regional, and international levels.
Contribute to the recognition of diaspora members as humanitarian actors and stakeholders with capacities and skills.


Next webinars will take place in November and January, please check this page for updates or get in touch with mcastiglioni@iom.it for more information.

"Migration is one of the key realities of our time. It cuts across communities, influences priorities, and shapes societies.
To realise the benefits of migration for migrants and host communities alike, our responses must be innovative, collaborative and designed beyond the immediate."


Dipti Pardeshi, Chief of Mission of the IOM UK Office