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By the Numbers. $375 Billion: Estimated international recorded remittances to be sent to developing countries in 2012 #1: The U.S. ranks first as a host of the largest number of international migrants in the world.

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by the numbers
By the Numbers
  • $375 Billion: Estimated international recorded remittances to be sent to developing countries in 2012
  • #1: The U.S. ranks first as a host of the largest number of international migrants in the world.
  • 62 Million: Estimated number of first and second generation diasporas in the U.S.

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IdEA harnesses the global connections of diaspora communities to promote sustainable development in their countries of origin or heritage. By supporting partnerships around trade and investment, volunteerism, philanthropy, and innovation, the Alliance provides a platform for capacity-building and a forum for collaboration across sectors to scale efforts to improve lives in countries of origin.

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the five ideas
The Five Ideas
  • Entepreneurship
  • Diplomacy
  • Volunteerism
  • Technology
  • Philanthropy

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idea s functions
IdEA’s Functions

IdEA works to strengthen and support the role

of diaspora communities by:

  • Convening partners,
  • Mobilizing resources,
  • Developing Capacity, and
  • Building Knowledge and Support

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ADM II

  • Small Business Workshop

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caribbean idea marketplace cim
Caribbean IdEA Marketplace (CIM)
  • S/GPI
  • IDB | DFID | CIDA
  • Scotiabank
  • Digicel
  • OPIC

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Twenty Tunisians joined over 200 forum participants, including Arab-American investors and U.S. businesses leaders across three sectors (information and communications technology, tourism, and franchising) based on creating revenue-generating deals that will benefit both Americans and Tunisians by fostering job creation and economic opportunity.

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champions of change
Champions of Change

On January 30th, the White House honored 14 leaders in American Diaspora communities with roots in the Horn of Africa as Champions of Change. These leaders are helping to build stronger neighborhoods in communities across the country, and are working to mobilize networks across borders to address global challenges.

S/GPI | IdEA

what is the gdf
What is the GDF?
  • U.S. Secretary of State’s initiative to engage diaspora and diaspora-focused organizations
  • The Global Diaspora Forum is an annual celebration of America’s diaspora communities.
  • The gathering challenges diaspora communities to create new partnerships with the private sector, civil society, and public institutions in order to make their engagements with their countries of origin or heritage effective, scalable, and sustainable.

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objectives
Objectives
  • Expand engagement with diasporas – recognizing the important role they play in diplomacy and development worldwide
  • Foster diaspora-centric partnership models
  • Encourage intra-diaspora collaboration, learning, and mentorship

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how gdf is organized
How GDF is Organized

GDF is hosted by:

  • U.S. Department of State
  • U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID)

in partnership with:

  • Migration Policy Institute (MPI)

and powered by:

  • International diaspora Engagement Alliance (IdEA)

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how gdf is organized1
How GDF is Organized
  • The Forum will bring together over 500 diaspora leaders from across the world to acknowledge the work diaspora communities are doing to facilitate learning and to forge partnerships with the public and private sectors.
  • This year, the Forum will include two days of interactive panels, workshops, inspirational keynotes, networking opportunities, and announcements of public and private sector commitments.

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this year s theme
This Year’s Theme
  • The theme for the 2012 GDF is “Moving Forward by Giving Back.”
  • The Forum will focus on how new technology can empower and increase diaspora philanthropy, social entrepreneurship, volunteerism, and innovation.

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join us
Join Us
  • We hope you can join us to discuss how to build new partnerships, to share your experiences, and to invent new ways to build bridges between diaspora communities and their countries of settlement and origin. 
  • For more information, please visit www.diasporaalliance.org or e-mail diaspora@state.gov.

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thank you
Thank You

Thomas Debass

U.S. Department of State

Office of the Secretary

Global Partnership Initiative

DebassT@state.gov

202-647-9097

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