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Mobilizing Next-Gen Diaspora Engagement and Leadership

By Andrew O’Brien, Special Representative for Global Partnerships at the U.S. Department of State. Originally posted at http://blogs.state.gov/.  I’ve been leading a “Diaspora Tour” across the United States, where I have had the honor of visiting and speaking at a number of conferences and universities about the important role that America’s diaspora communities play in advancing […]

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Administrator Dr. Rajiv (Raj) Shah speaking at the 2013 Global Diaspora Forum - Photo Credit - Pat Adams, USAID

Harnessing the Commitment & Energy of Diaspora Communities to Transform Development

The diaspora community has a uniquely important role to play in addressing the challenges of today and shaping a brighter future for tomorrow, says USAID Administrator Dr. Rajiv Shah.


Volunteering in Unstable Environments, Lessons from Egypt’s Coptic Diaspora

In the wake of the Arab Spring, the organization Coptic Orphans wanted to help Egypt but was concerned about the safety of its volunteers. Nathan Hollenbeck discusses the difficult choices that diaspora organizations like his face when providing services to their homeland during a crisis.

Photo courtesy of Coptic Orphans