Diaspora contributions to international development
Bond and Comic Relief will be exploring the contribution of UK diaspora communities to international development and sharing learnings.
Bond researchers will present the top-line findings of newly commissioned research: What development means to diaspora communities, developed as part of the European Year for Development.
This will be complemented with reflections from AFFORD, a leading diaspora development agency on reflections on engaging with the development sector.
Dr Titilola Banjoko, a senior NHS professional and strong diaspora advocate
Gabriela Flores - research consultant, Bond. Co-contributor to ‘What development means to diaspora communities’
Georgina Awoonor-Gordon - Common Ground Initiative, programme manager, Comic Relief
Onyekachi Wambu - director, AFFORD
Farah Nazeer - director, policy and campaigns, Bond
17:30 Introduction and scene setting, Dr Titilola Banjoko
17:40 What development means to diaspora communities: Key Findings and Recommendations, Gabriela Flores
18:00 Common Ground Initiative successes and challenges, Georgina Awoonor-Gordon
18:10 AFFORD’s reflections on engaging with the development sector, Onyekachi Wambu
18.20 Group discussion and feedback, facilitated by Dr Titilola Banjoko
18.55 What’s next? Bond’s future plans for diaspora engagement, Farah Nazeer
19:00 Snacks and networking
This event is co-financed by the European Union as part of the European Year for Development.