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A colourful conclusion

Yannicke is managing knowledge broker, specialized in the field of civic action and social movements.
Kiza Magendane is knowledge broker with special interest in African politics, migration & identity.

And here it is! The Broker is proud to present the colourful Diaspora Inclusion magazine Download PDF
– the proverbial cherry on the cake of our online dossier on diaspora inclusion – developed with the support of IOM the Netherlands.

Last year, The Broker first launched an online dossier on diaspora inclusion in collaboration with Partos. Fuelled by the conviction that members of the diaspora and diaspora organisations could play a much greater role in making Dutch development policies and programmes more effective, our goal was to stimulate constructive dialogue on diaspora inclusion. We concluded the first series of much-read and thought-provoking articles with an online debate, bringing to light the ideas and enthusiasm sparked by the dossier but also revealing the many remaining questions and need for ongoing debate.

Recognising that much more could and should be said about diaspora inclusion, IOM the Netherlands reached out to The Broker to join forces and re-open the diaspora dossier. In a second series of articles, we paid the necessary attention to the potential and activities of diaspora professionals and entrepreneurs, adding a missing and important layer to our dossier. Only last week we finalised this second part with a synthesis article, bringing together the key insights of our expert contributors.

 

“Fuelled by the conviction that members of the diaspora and diaspora organisations could play a much greater role in making Dutch development policies and programmes more effective.”

And now, to celebrate the many colourful stories in the diaspora dossier, we are proud to share the Diaspora Inclusion magazine. In this booklet, you can find all the articles of the diaspora dossier, including our synthesis pieces. Additionally, Bart Romijn, Director of Partos, and Antonio Polosa, Chief of Mission of IOM the Netherlands, have written a preface, both underscoring the message of inclusion and diversity that runs through this magazine.

The Broker hopes you will read this magazine with interest and encourages everyone to share it widely within your network to spark and continue the conversation on this important topic. We are committed to keep working on the topic of diaspora inclusion in future and invite all parties interested to join this quest to reach out to us.

For more information, please contact the editors of this project: Yannicke Goris and Kiza Magendane.

Header image: designed by Kim van Wijk, using cropped versions of Detail – Masks (Nigeria) by Andrew Moore via Flickr (CC BY 2.0) & Trying the Light PMA (19) Regan Vercruysse via Flickr (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0)

 
Authors: Yannicke Goris, Kiza Magendane

About the authors

Yannicke is managing knowledge broker, specialized in the field of civic action and social movements.

Kiza Magendane is knowledge broker with special interest in African politics, migration & identity.

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