10th Edition | Marrakesh | Morocco | #DDD10Marrakesh

Diaspora Development Dialogue

8-9 December 2018   

THE ROLE OF THE AFRICAN DIASPORA AS CATALYST FOR SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT IN THE IMPLEMENTATION OF THE GLOBAL COMPACT FOR MIGRATION

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10th Edition | Marrakesh | Morocco

Diaspora Development Dialogue

8-9 December 2018

THE ROLE OF THE AFRICAN DIASPORA AS CATALYST FOR SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT IN THE IMPLEMENTATION OF THE GLOBAL COMPACT FOR MIGRATION

#DDD10Marrakesh

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Tenth Diaspora Development Dialogue

The role of diasporas as development actors is finally getting due notice, so much so that the Global Compact for Migration will be implemented ‘in cooperation and partnership with migrants, civil society, migrant and diaspora organisations’.

Organised by the Delegate Ministry to the Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation in Charge of Moroccans Living Abroad and Migration Affairs, the Africa-Europe Diaspora Development Platform [ADEPT] and the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit [GIZ] with the support of the Council of the Moroccan Community Living Abroad [CCME] and the Forum des Organisations de Solidarité Internationale issues des Migrations [FORIM], the Tenth Diaspora Development Dialogue [DDD10] aims at shedding light on the role of the African Diaspora as catalyst for sustainable development in the implementation of the Global Compact for Migration.

Held in Morocco during the Marrakesh Migration Week, the DDD10 is organised to coincide both, with the Global Forum on Migration and Development and the Intergovernmental Conference to Adopt the Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration.

Programme of the day

Saturday, 8 december 2018

The role of the African Diaspora as Catalyst for Sustainable Development in the Implementation of the Global Compact for Migration

Venue: Be Live Collection Marrakesh (Lot B6, Zone de Zahrat, Marrakesh)

 

TIMEFRAME

TOPIC

8.00 – 9.00

Registration and welcome coffee

9.00 – 11.00

Opening Session

Welcome Addresses:

  • Ms. Khady Sakho Niang, President, Africa-Europe Diaspora Development Platform [ADEPT]
  • Ms. Anna Wittenborg, Head of Unit Governance, GIZ Morocco
  • Mr. Jaouad Dequiuec, Director of Cooperation, Studies and Sectoral Coordination, Delegate Ministry to the Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation in Charge of Moroccans Living Abroad and Migration Affairs [MDCMREAM]

The Road Travelled: Lessons from the Global Compact for Migration Negotiation Process- Perspectives from Key Stakeholders

Discussant: Mr. Gibril Faal, Director of GK Partners, Visiting Professor LSE, ADEPT’s Special Advisor

Speakers: 

  • Ms. Stella Opoku-Owusu, Deputy Director, African Foundation for Development [AFFORD]
  • Dr. Andreas Isensee, Senior Policy Officer, German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development [BMZ]

Keynote Speech: Mr. Nadir El Habib, GFMD Co-Chair, Secretary General of the Ministry Delegate to the Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation in Charge of Moroccans Living Abroad and Migration Affairs [MDCMREAM]

11.00 – 11.30

Group Photo & Coffee Break

11.30 – 13.00

Creating an Enabling Environment for Diaspora Contribution

Moderator: Ms. Malin Frankenhaeuser, Head of Policy, International Centre for Migration Policy Development [ICMPD]

Speakers:

  • Strengthening multi-stakeholder partnerships between countries of origin and destination by Ms. Camilla Hagstrom, Deputy Head of Migration and Employment Unit, Directorate-General for International Cooperation and Development [EU Commission]
  • Financing Diaspora Development Initiatives: The Role of the African Development Bank by Mr. Babacar Sambe, Financial Inclusion Specialist, African Development Bank  [AfDB]
  • Civil Society good practices in supporting diaspora engagement by Thierno Camara, President, Forum des Organisations de Solidarité Internationale issues des Migrations [FORIM]
13.00 – 14.00

Lunch Break

14.00 – 15.30

A fair Global Compact for Migration for All

Moderator: Ms. Anne Hitzegrad, Advisor, GIZ Morocco

Speakers:

  • Gendering the GCM by Ms. Carolina Gottardo, Member of the Steering Committee, Women in Migration Network [WIMN]
  • Youth Voices on Migration and Development by Mr. Youssouf Simbo Diakite, Co-Chairperson and Founder of African Diaspora Youth Forum in Europe [ADYFE]
  • Ensuring migrants rights by Mr. Mamadou Goita, Civil Society Days Co-chair, GFMD
15.30 – 16.00

Coffee Break

16.00 – 17.00

Perspectives and Recommendations: Catalyzing Collective Efforts for GCM Implementation

Moderator: Mr.Colin Rajah, Civil Society Liaison on the GCM, International Organisation for Migration [IOM]

Speakers: 

  • Ms. Roula Hamati, GFMD Civil Society Days Chair, Research and Advocacy Officer, Insan Association
  • Mr. Badara Ndiaye, ECOWAS region Migration Expert, DIADEM Association
17.00 – 18.00

Declaration on: ‘The Role of the African Diaspora as Catalyst for Sustainable Development’

Moderator: Mr. Alexis Neuberg, Founder and Director, Radio Africa TV, ADEPT’s Vice-President

Speakers: 

  • Ms. Kékéli Kpognon, Acting Executive Director, Africa-Europe Diaspora Development Platform [ADEPT]
  • Mr. Yaya Sangaré, Minister of Malians Abroad and African Integration

Special guest: Ms. Rahma Hajji, Morrocan artist

 

Concluding remarks: Ms. Khady Sakho Niang, President, Africa-Europe Diaspora Development Platform [ADEPT]

18.00 – 21.00

Networking Reception

Sunday, 9 december 2018

Learning Exchange and Capacity Development Workshop

Venue: Be Live Collection Marrakesh (Lot B6, Zone de Zahrat, Marrakesh)

 

TIMEFRAME

TOPIC

8.00 – 9.00

Registration and  welcome coffee

9.00 – 9.15

Welcome and keynote address:

  • Ms. Khady Sakho Niang, President, Africa-Europe Diaspora Development Platform [ADEPT]
  • Mr. Joachim Langbein, Head of Sector Project Migration and Development, GIZ
  • Mr. Jaouad Dequiuec, Director of Cooperation,Studies and Sectoral Coordination, Delegate Ministry to the Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation in Charge of Moroccans Living Abroad and Migration Affairs [MDCMREAM]

Overview of the first day: Ms.Kékéli Kpognon, Acting Executive Director, Africa – Europe Diaspora Development Platform [ADEPT]

9.15 – 10.45

Plenary session: Framing the issue: African Diaspora as Catalyst for Development and Diaspora Engagement

Speaker: Ms. Awa N’Diaye, President, Espace Afrique International, Member of ADEPT’s Advisory Council

 

Workshops: Showcasing Diaspora Engagement Best Practices – Governments of Morocco, Senegal, Côte d’Ivoire and Mali

Workshop ISenegal by Amb. Sory Kaba, Director General of Senegalese from Abroad, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Senegalese from Abroad

Moderator: Mr. Djelloule Markria, Advisor, GIZ

Rapporteur: Ms. Charlotte Seck, Writter, Editor, Amina Magazine

 

Workshop IICôte d’Ivoire by Ms. Ouattara Goita Insiata, Director of Social Action and Information of Ivorians from Abroad Department [DGIE] at the Ministry of African Integration and Ivorians Abroad

Moderator:  Ms. Brice Monnou, Consultant in Migration and Development, President, FECODEV

Rapporteur: Mr. Eyachew Tefera, President, Institute for African Studies, ADEPT’s Board Member

 

Workshop III: Mali by Mr. Yaya Sangaré, Minister of Malians Abroad and African Integration

Moderator:  Ms. Sabrina Sassi, President, Bridging Divides Montréal

Rapporteur: Mr.Youssef Haji, Advisor, Council of the Moroccan Community Living Abroad [CCME]

 

Workshop IV: Morocco by Mr. Marwan Berrada, Head of Mobilisation of Moroccan Competencies Living Abroad, Delegate Ministry of Foreign Affair and International Cooperation in Charge of Moroccans Living Abroad and Migration Affairs

Moderator: Ms. Rachida Kaaoiss, Diversity Advisor

Rapporteur: MsLuiza Soares, Civil Council Member, the Municipality of Rotterdam

10.45 – 11.00

Plenary session by the rapporteurs

11.00 – 11.30

Coffee break

11.30 – 12.30

Speed Dating session: Learning from the Civil Society Organisations Best Practices

Moderator: Mr. Younes Foudil, Consultant in Migration and Communication

12.30 – 14.00

Lunch

14.00 – 15.00

The Role and the Implication of Civil Society in Reviewing and Following the Implementation of the GCM for Africa and the African Diaspora

Moderator: Dr Awil Mohamoud, Founder and Director, African Diaspora Policy Centre [ADPC], ADEPT’s Board Member
Speakers:

Ms. Naima Korchi, President, Africa Women’s Forum

Mr. Mamadou Mbengue, Executive Secretary, Prospectives Dialogues Politiques [ENDA DIAPOL]

Dr. Abdallah Boussouf, Secretary General, Council of the Moroccan Community Living Abroad [CCME]

15.00 – 15.30

Concluding Remarks

  • Mr. Jaouad Dequiuec, Director of Cooperation, Studies and Sectoral Coordination, Delegate Ministry to the Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation in Charge of Moroccans Living Abroad and Migration Affairs [MDCMREAM]
  • Mr. Joachim Langbein, Head of Sector Project Migration and Development, GIZ
  • Dr. Ahmed Zanya Bugre, Executive Director, Foundation for Shelter and Support to Migrants, ADEPT’s Board Member

 

Saturday, 8 december, 2018

The role of the African Diaspora as Catalyst for Sustainable Development in the Implementation of the Global Compact for Migration

Venue : Be Live Collection Marrakesh (Lot B6, Zone de Zahrat, Marrakesh)

8.00 – 9.00

Registration and welcome coffee

9.00 – 11.00

Opening Session

Welcome Addresses:

  • Ms. Khady Sakho Niang, President, Africa-Europe Diaspora Development Platform [ADEPT]
  • Ms. Anna Wittenborg, Head of Unit Governance, GIZ Morocco
  • Ms. Jaouad Dequiuec, Director of Cooperation, Studies and Sectoral Coordination, Delegate Ministry to the Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation in Charge of Moroccans Living Abroad and Migration Affairs [MDCMREAM]

The Road Travelled: Lessons from the Global Compact for Migration Negotiation Process- Perspectives from Key Stakeholders

Discussant: Mr. Gibril Faal, Director of GK Partners, Visiting Professor LSE, ADEPT’s Special Advisor

Speakers: 

  • Ms. Stella Opoku-Owusu, Deputy Director, African Foundation for Development [AFFORD]
  • Dr. Andreas Isensee, Senior Policy Officer, German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development [BMZ]

Keynote Speech: Mr. Nadir El Habib, GFMD Co-Chair, Secretary General of the Delegate Ministry to the Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation in Charge of Moroccans Living Abroad and Migration Affairs [MDCMREAM]

11.00 – 11.30

Group Photo & Coffee Break

11.30 – 13.00

Creating an Enabling Environment for Diaspora Contribution

Moderator: Ms.Malin Frankenhaeuser, Head of Policy, International Centre for Migration Policy Development [ICMPD]

Speakers:

  • Strengthening multi-stakeholder partnerships between countries of origin and destination by Ms. Camilla Hagstrom, Deputy Head of Migration and Employment Unit, Directorate-General for International Cooperation and Development [EU Commission]
  • Financing Diaspora Development Initiatives: The Role of the African Development Bank by Mr. Babacar Sambe, Financial Inclusion Specialist, African Development Bank  [AfDB]
  • Civil Society good practices in supporting diaspora engagement by Mr. Thierno Camara, President, Forum des Organisations de Solidarité Internationale issues des Migrations [FORIM]

13.00 – 14.00

Lunch Break

14.00 – 15.30

A fair Global Compact for Migration for All

Moderator: Ms. Anne Hitzegrad, Advisor, GIZ Morocco

Speakers:

  • Gendering the GCM by Ms. Carolina Gottardo, Member of the Steering Committee, Women in Migration Network [WIMN]
  • Youth Voices on Migration and Development by Mr. Youssouf Simbo Diakite, Co-Chairperson and Founder of African Diaspora Youth Forum in Europe [ADYFE]
  • Ensuring migrants rights by Mr. Mamadou Goita, Civil Society Days Co-chair, GFMD

15.30 – 16.00

Coffee Break

16.00 – 17.00

Perspectives and Recommendations: Catalyzing Collective Efforts for GCM Implementation

Moderator: Mr. Colin Rajah, Civil Society Liaison on the GCM, International Organisation for Migration [IOM]

Speakers: 

  • Ms. Roula Hamati, GFMD Civil Society Days Chair, Research and Advocacy Officer, Insan Association
  • Mr. Badara Ndiaye, ECOWAS region Migration Expert, DIADEM Association

17.00 – 18.00

Declaration on: ‘The Role of the African Diaspora as Catalyst for Sustainable Development’

Moderator: Mr. Alexis Neuberg, Founder and Director, Radio Africa TV, ADEPT’s Vice-President

Speakers: 

  • Ms. Kékéli Kpognon, Acting Executive Director, Africa-Europe Diaspora Development Platform [ADEPT]
  • Yaya Sangaré, Minister of Malians Abroad and African Integration

Special guest: Ms. Rahma Hajji, Morrocan artist

 

Concluding remarks: MsKhady Sakho Niang, President, Africa -Europe Diaspora Development Platform [ADEPT]

18.00 – 21.00

Networking reception

 

 

Sunday, 9 december, 2018

Learning Exchange and Capacity Development Workshop

Venue: Be Live Collection Marrakesh (Lot B6, Zone de Zahrat, Marrakesh)

8.00 – 9.00

Registration and  welcome coffee

9.00 – 9.15

Welcome and keynote address:

  • Ms. Khady Sakho Niang, President, Africa-Europe Diaspora Development Dialogue [ADEPT]
  • Mr. Joachim Langbein, Head of Sector Project Migration and Development, GIZ
  • Mr. Jaouad Dequiuec, Director of Cooperation,Studies and Sectoral Coordination, Delegate Ministry to the Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation in Charge of Moroccans Living Abroad and Migration Affairs [MDCMREAM]

Overview of the first day: Ms. Kékéli Kpognon, Acting Executive Director, Africa-Europe Diaspora Development Platform [ADEPT]

9.15 – 10.45

Plenary session: Framing the issue: African Diaspora as Catalyst for Development and Diaspora Engagement

Speaker: Awa N’Diaye, President, Espace Afrique International, member of ADEPT’s Advisory Council

 

Workshops: Showcasing Diaspora Engagement Best Practices – Governments of Morocco, Senegal, Côte d’Ivoire and Mali

Workshop ISenegal by Amb. Sory Kaba, Director General of Senegalese from Abroad, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Senegalese from Abroad

Moderator: Mr. Djelloule Markria, Advisor, GIZ

Rapporteur: Ms. Charlotte Seck, Writter, Editor, Amina Magazine

 

Workshop IICôte d’Ivoire by Ms. Ouattara Goita Insiata, Director of Social Action and Information of Ivorians from Abroad Department [DGIE] at the Ministry of African Integration and Ivorians Abroad

Moderator:  Ms. Brice Monnou, Consultant in migration and Development, President, FECODEV

Rapporteur: Mr. Eyachew Tefera, President, Institute for African Studies, ADEPT’s Board Member

 

Workshop III: Mali by Mr. Yaya Sangaré, Minister of Malians Abroad and African Integration

Moderator:  Ms. Sabrina Sassi, President, Bridging Divides Montréal

Rapporteur: Mr.Youssef Haji, Advisor, Council of Moroccan Community Living Abroad [CCME]

 

Workshop IV: Morocco by Mr. Marwan Berrada, Head of Mobilisation of Moroccan Competencies Living Abroad, Delegate Ministry of Foreign Affair and International Cooperation in Charge of Moroccans Living Abroad and Migration Affairs

Moderator:  Ms. Rachida Kaaoiss, Diversity Advisor
Rapporteur:
 Ms. Luiza Soares, Civil Council member, the Municipality of Rotterdam

10.45 – 11.00

Plenary session by the rapporteurs

11.00 – 11.30

Coffee Break

11.30 – 12.30

Speed Dating session: Learning from the Civil Society Organisations Best Practices

Moderator: Mr. Younes Foudil, Consultant in Migration and Communication

12.30 – 14.00

Lunch

14.00 – 15.00

The Role and the Implication of Civil Society in Reviewing and Following the Implementation of the GCM for Africa and the African Diaspora

Moderator: Dr Awil Mohamoud, Founder and Director, African Diaspora Policy Centre [ADPC], ADEPT’s Board Member

Speakers: 

  • Ms. Naima Korchi, President, Africa Women’s Forum
  • Mr. Mamadou Mbengue, Executive Secretary, Prospectives Dialogues Politiques, ENDA DIAPOL
  • Dr. Abdallah Boussouf, Secretary General, Council of the Moroccan Community Living Abroad [CCME]

15.00 – 15.30

Concluding Remarks 

  • Mr. Jaouad Dequiuec, Director of Cooperation,Studies and Sectoral Coordination, Delegate Ministry to the Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation in Charge of Moroccans Living Abroad and Migration Affairs [MDCMREAM]
  • Mr. Joachim Langbein, Head of Sector Project Migration and Development, GIZ
  • Dr. Ahmed Zanya Bugre, Executive Director, Foundation for Shelter and Support to Migrants, ADEPT’s Board Member

 

 

 

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About Diaspora Development Dialogue

Previous Editions

DDD1

DDD1 was held in Copenhagen, Denmark (26 November 2014) on the theme: ‘Enhancing Diaspora Role in Job Creation in Africa’. It was organised in partnership with African Chamber of Commerce Scandinavia (ACCS), Danish Refugee Council (DRC) and the Africa Danish Diaspora Rally (ADDR). (DDD1 was scheduled to coincide with professional training on 24, 25 & 27 November 2014).

DDD2

DDD2 was held in Valletta, Malta (28 May 2015) on the theme: ‘From Irregularity to Stability: Strategic and Viable Actions to Prevent Irregular and Dysfunctional Migration’. It was organised with support from Migrant Network for Equality (MNE) and Skop Malta. (DDD2 was scheduled to coincide with professional training on 27, 29 & 30 May 2015).

DDD3

DDD3 was held in Vienna, Austria (30 September 2015) on the theme: ‘Migration in Times of Crises: Collective Actions and Common Obligations’. It was organised in partnership with Radio Afrika TV and Vienna Institute for International Dialogue and cooperation (VIDC). (DDD3 was scheduled to coincide with professional training on 28, 29 September & 1 October 2015).

DDD4

DDD4 was held in Paris, France (5 December 2015) on the theme: ‘Climate Change, Migration and Development: How to Enhance the Impact of African Diaspora Organisations?’. It was organised in partnership with FORIM, African Diaspora Policy Centre (ADPC) and the Association des Jeunes Guinéens de France (AJGF). (DDD4 was scheduled during the UN Climate Change Conference [COP21]).

DDD5

DDD5 was held in Nairobi, Kenya (28 July 2016) on the theme: ‘Actions Needed to Reduce Remittance Cost in Africa’. It was organised in partnership with the Kenyan Ministry of Foreign Affairs and AU’s African Institute for Remittances (AIR). (DDD5 was scheduled to coincide with professional training on 26 & 27 July 2016).

DDD6

DDD6 was held in Piran, Slovenia (2 December 2016) on the theme: ‘Migration and Integration: Actions for Inclusive Development’. It was organised in partnership with the Institute of African Studies (Slovenia) and Humanitas Afrika (Czech Republic). (DDD6 was scheduled to coincide with professional training on 1 December, and Community Engagement Visits on 3 December 2016).

DDD8

DDD8 was held in Dakar, Senegal (26 April 2018) on the theme ‘Expanding and Enhancing the Role of Diaspora Parliamentarians’. It was organised in partnership the Ministry of Foreign Affairs & Senegalese Abroad and Coordination des Associations Sénégalais de la Catalogne (Spain). (DDD8 was scheduled to coincide with professional training for Senegalese Diaspora Members of Parliament on 24 April, Peer-to-Peer Exchange on 25 April, and Senegalese government presentation of Diaspora programmes on 27 April 2018).

DDD 7 & 9

DDD7 was held in Brussels, Belgium (9 November 2017) on the theme: ‘‘Diaspora Participation in Formal Institutions in Africa and Europe’’. It was organised in partnership with the AU’s Citizens and Diaspora Directorate (CIDO) & Ministry of Foreign Affairs & Senegalese Abroad. (DDD7 was scheduled to coincide with professional training on 7 November and ADEPT’s First General Assembly on 8 November 2017).

DDD9 was held in Brussels, Belgium (05 June 2018) on the theme ‘Gender and Women Empowerment: Engaging and Strengthening the African Diaspora Women Voices’. It was organised in partnership with Trivision Impacts, one of the ADEPT’s members based in Belgium. (DDD9 was scheduled to coincide with the ADEPT’s Second Ordinary General Assembly on 4 June, and the European Development Days on 5 -6 June 2018).

DDD1

DDD1 was held in Copenhagen, Denmark (26 November 2014) on the theme: ‘Enhancing Diaspora Role in Job Creation in Africa’. It was organised in partnership with African Chamber of Commerce Scandinavia (ACCS), Danish Refugee Council (DRC) and the Africa Danish Diaspora Rally (ADDR). (DDD1 was scheduled to coincide with professional training on 24, 25 & 27 November 2014).

DDD2

DDD2 was held in Valletta, Malta (28 May 2015) on the theme: ‘From Irregularity to Stability: Strategic and Viable Actions to Prevent Irregular and Dysfunctional Migration’. It was organised with support from Migrant Network for Equality (MNE) and Skop Malta. (DDD2 was scheduled to coincide with professional training on 27, 29 & 30 May 2015).

DDD3

DDD3 was held in Vienna, Austria (30 September 2015) on the theme: ‘Migration in Times of Crises: Collective Actions and Common Obligations’. It was organised in partnership with Radio Afrika TV and Vienna Institute for International Dialogue and cooperation (VIDC). (DDD3 was scheduled to coincide with professional training on 28, 29 September & 1 October 2015).

DDD4

DDD4 was held in Paris, France (5 December 2015) on the theme: ‘Climate Change, Migration and Development: How to Enhance the Impact of African Diaspora Organisations?’. It was organised in partnership with FORIM, African Diaspora Policy Centre (ADPC) and the Association des Jeunes Guinéens de France (AJGF). (DDD4 was scheduled during the UN Climate Change Conference [COP21]).

DDD5

DDD5 was held in Nairobi, Kenya (28 July 2016) on the theme: ‘Actions Needed to Reduce Remittance Cost in Africa’. It was organised in partnership with the Kenyan Ministry of Foreign Affairs and AU’s African Institute for Remittances (AIR). (DDD5 was scheduled to coincide with professional training on 26 & 27 July 2016).

DDD6

DDD6 was held in Piran, Slovenia (2 December 2016) on the theme: ‘Migration and Integration: Actions for Inclusive Development’. It was organised in partnership with the Institute of African Studies (Slovenia) and Humanitas Afrika (Czech Republic). (DDD6 was scheduled to coincide with professional training on 1 December, and Community Engagement Visits on 3 December 2016).

DDD8

DDD8 was held in Dakar, Senegal (26 April 2018) on the theme ‘Expanding and Enhancing the Role of Diaspora Parliamentarians’. It was organised in partnership the Ministry of Foreign Affairs & Senegalese Abroad and Coordination des Associations Sénégalais de la Catalogne (Spain). (DDD8 was scheduled to coincide with professional training for Senegalese Diaspora Members of Parliament on 24 April, Peer-to-Peer Exchange on 25 April, and Senegalese government presentation of Diaspora programmes on 27 April 2018).

DDD 7 & 9

DDD7 was held in Brussels, Belgium (9 November 2017) on the theme: ‘‘Diaspora Participation in Formal Institutions in Africa and Europe’’. It was organised in partnership with the AU’s Citizens and Diaspora Directorate (CIDO) & Ministry of Foreign Affairs & Senegalese Abroad. (DDD7 was scheduled to coincide with professional training on 7 November and ADEPT’s First General Assembly on 8 November 2017).

DDD9 was held in Brussels, Belgium (05 June 2018) on the theme ‘Gender and Women Empowerment: Engaging and Strengthening the African Diaspora Women Voices’. It was organised in partnership with Trivision Impacts, one of the ADEPT’s members based in Belgium. (DDD9 was scheduled to coincide with the ADEPT’s Second Ordinary General Assembly on 4 June, and the European Development Days on 5 -6 June 2018).

About Us

Africa-Europe Diaspora Development Platform [ADEPT] is a Europe wide network of the African Diaspora Development Organisations based in 28 EU countries, Norway and Switzerland that are engaged in development actions in Africa.

Our aim is to ‘improve and enhance the capacity and impact of the African diaspora organisations that are involved in development activities in Africa’.

Created in 2010 by a consortium of five diaspora orgnisations, we cherished a vision of a united, strong and professional African diaspora engaged in sustainable development actions beyond borders and countries.

Today, our network counts:

General and associate members

African diaspora organisations