Governments at both ends of the migration cycle increasingly recognize the value that diaspora populations bring to development efforts and are seeking ways to magnify the human capital and financial resources that emigrants and their descendants contribute to development in their countries of origin.
In the Asia-Pacific region, beyond the nearly $200 Billion in remittances transferred in 2011, diaspora members fulfill a key development role in their countries of origin - as major direct investors in critical and emerging industries, generous philanthropists and first movers in the growth of important sectors such as tourism and in the development of human capital.
A new handbook developed jointly by the International Organization for Migration (IOM) and Migration Policy Institute (MPI), Developing a Road Map for Engaging Diasporas in Development, offers practical advice to policy makers and practitioners and details the wide range of institutions that governments worldwide have established to work with diasporas.
Please join IOM and MPI for a panel discussion on Wednesday, 11th of July, 2012 from 6.00pm to 8.00pm at the Foreign Correspondents' Club of Thailand. Cocktail Reception at 5.30pm. Please RSVP on or before the 6th of July 2012 by contacting Sachini Weerawardena by email: AP-Events@iom.int or phone: (02) 343-9424.
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