Maximizing Diaspora Engagement: Building Trust


mar, 04/27/2021

Type of event


Thematic area

Participation de la diaspora

Lead organisation


In 2020, iDiaspora coordinated three global exchanges with members of the diaspora responding to the pandemic. These three global events contributed to the better understanding of diaspora engagement on three different levels. First, as a result of these events, it was possible to identify the different ways that transnational communities responded to the global pandemic through prevention, protection, relief, and recovery interventions. Second, during these sessions, participants shared a set of good practices in diaspora engagement based on connections, partnerships, and self-empowerment. Finally, through these discussions, participants were able to identify synergies and concrete collaboration opportunities. A key example was the foundation of the Global Diaspora Confederation, the world’s largest diaspora-led civic society organization to bring together diaspora organizations from across the world.

The 2021 Global Exchanges aim to gather experts on these topics to provide information on how to overcome common challenges faced by stakeholders engaging in transnational initiatives. By providing concrete strategies on how to build trustworthy relationships, find resources and funding and develop long-term strategies, stakeholders will be able to boost their transnational initiatives.

General Objectives of the Three 2021 Global Exchanges: 

  • Continue contributing to the self-mobilization and empowerment of diasporas by providing a space for sharing, coordination, and collaboration between different diaspora communities around the world.
  • Analyze and provide insights to self-identified common challenges such as trust, fundraising and sustainability.
  • Identify key lessons and best practices on the three key topics that will help global diasporas facing similar challenges to overcome  them.

Find the agenda and register for the 1st Exchange here