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Diasporas in Action

Organiser(s): Diaspora Learning Network Topics Cross-sector partnerships | Evidence-based practice | Humanitarian
2016-09-26 08:00:00 2016-09-27 17:00:00 Australia/Sydney Diasporas in Action This conference brought together diaspora community organisations, policy makers, NGOs and academics to advance dialogue and understanding of the role of diasporas in peacebuilding, development and humanitarian response. University of Melbourne Melbourne Diaspora Learning Network [email protected] Calendar
Diasporas in Action

Diasporas in Action: Working together for peace, development and humanitarian response is convened by the Diaspora Learning Network (DLN), led by Diaspora Action Australia and the University of Melbourne’s Refugee Studies Program, and comprised of leading development and humanitarian agencies in Australia.

Diasporas in Action brought together researchers, practitioners and agencies to explore the role of Australian diaspora communities in peacebuilding, development and humanitarian response in their countries of origin. Speakers from Australian and international diaspora organisations, Australian government agencies, and development and humanitarian agencies, presented in aa program structured around six themes:

  • Diasporas in human development
  • Diasporas, conflict resolution and peacebuilding
  • Diasporas, humanitarian issues and response
  • Diasporas and economic development
  • Diasporas and human rights
  • Diasporas and settlement in host countries

Diasporas in Action was generously supported by the Australian Government through the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade.

The RDI Network is a continuing member of the Diaspora Learning Network – to find out more, contact us .

You can view the conference Outcomes Report on our Resources page here.

For more information, visit the event website here: