In the framework of the “Temporary Return of Qualified Nationals Programme”, IOM is organizing the conference:
DIASPORA IN ACTION
The conference will take place at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in The Hague (Bezuidenhoutseweg 67) on 2 June 2015.
Registration for this conference is no longer possible.
The overall objective of the conference is to share insights on how diaspora professionals can become agent for development and reconstruction in their country of origin. Further information you will find in the attached agenda.
This conference will gather government officials and representatives of host institutions from the nine target countries, representatives from the Dutch Ministry for Foreign Affairs, academia, diaspora organizations, country representations, politicians and other relevant stakeholders.
The working language of the conference is English.
Over the past decade, IOM The Hague has facilitated over 800 assignments for Diaspora experts via its Temporary Return of Qualified Nationals Program (TRQN), funded by The Dutch Ministry for Foreign Affairs. The programme offers a window for diaspora professionals to contribute to the social and economic development of their country of origin. Through the transfer of knowledge and skills, capacity at institutions in the targeting countries is strengthened. TRQN III targets nine countries: Afghanistan, Armenia, Cape Verde, Georgia, Ghana, Iraq, Morocco, Somalia and Sudan. More information about the project is to be found on: http://www.iom-nederland.nl/en/migration-and-development/temporary-return