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Understanding and engaging with Diasporas [WP883]

Understanding and engaging with Diasporas [WP883]
Date
Monday 3 - Thursday 6 December, 2007
Venue
Wiston House

Wilton Park
Wiston House, Steyning
West Sussex
BN44 3DZ
+44 (0) 1903 815 020

For more information see Your stay at Wilton Park

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Event no.
WP883
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This conference discussed the following points:

  • Do governments understand diasporas?
  • What are the risks of getting it wrong?
  • In what ways do diasporas contribute to their host countries and countries of origin and is their contribution adequately valued?
  • Should host and sending countries develop common policies?
  • How can diasporas best exert their influence?
  • What about engagement with political processes, both in originating and host countries?
  • What is the role of diasporas in development and in post conflict re-construction?
  • How to explore the potential of existing networks?
  • Can the experience of more established diaspora groups assist newer communities?
  • What is the impact of diasporas on existing societal structures and identities?
  • What are the particular issues for women?
  • Do perspectives vary across generations?

Contacts

Julia Purcell: Programme Director

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Julia Purcell: Programme manager