On Tuesday, October 14, 2014, the Diaspora Innovation Institute hosted Diasporas and Impact on Development at the Centre for Management Development in Lagos, Nigeria as part of Global Diaspora Week. The event held multiple session to discuss diaspora engagement and diasporas’ impact on development through economic, political, and social lenses. For more details, contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Watch a five-minute video introduction to the African Diaspora Marketplace–a business plan competition on the IdEA platform–that was shown at the 2013 Global Diaspora Forum.
Despite a sluggish economy, a report issued by the World Bank finds that worldwide remittances grew in 2012, with diaspora members from developing countries sending home three times more than official development aid.