About Diaspora Development Dialogue

The Diaspora Development Dialogue [DDD] is a flagship event of ADEPT that brings together African Diaspora-Development Organisations, governments, civil society organisations, private sector and other development stakeholders, to work on practical means of improving diaspora interventions in African development. The DDDs are convened by the African diaspora, thereby providing the opportunity to mainstream diaspora perspectives, priorities and practices. The DDDs include:

 Development Dialogue between diaspora organisations and mainstream agencies and institutions

 Policy Development with focus on practical, effective and sustainable implementation

 Facilitated Networking for partnership action and improved development impact

Whenever possible and desirable, the DDDs are organised to coincide with professional trainings on capacity development of diaspora organisations. This dual scheduling enables more diaspora practitioners and experts to engage directly with diverse development partners.

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).