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Democratic Republic of Congo: Diaspora Engagement Policy

Key facts

Requesting authority: Ministry for Employment, Labour and Social Security
Experts involved: Mali, Senegal, Private consultants
Time Frame: October 2016-March 2020

Objective

Enhance the government of DRC’s capacities to engage the diaspora in national development through the development of a Diaspora Engagement Policy and capacity building activities.

Activities

Activity 1: Fact-finding mission and an introductory session on the development of the Diaspora Engagement Policy

Activity 2: Information session on diaspora capital, financial and non-financial, a workshop on the development of the Diaspora Engagement Policy followed by remote support

Activity 3:  Information session on strategic partnerships and the Diaspora’s role in post-crisis situations, a workshop on the development of the Diaspora Engagement Policy, and remote support 

Activity 4: Information session on a communication plan for Diaspora, a workshop on the development of the Diaspora Engagement Policy, and remote support

Activity 5: Consultative meeting on the Diaspora Engagement Policy with the Congolese diaspora and study visit to Belgium

Activity 6: Final workshop on the Diaspora Engagement Policy

Results and outputs

  • The capacities of Congolese authorities in the area of diaspora engagement are improved by enriching understanding, capacities and skills of institutions directly involved in reaching out to the members of the diaspora and in linking to civil society and the private sector;
  • A Diaspora Engagement Policy is produced and is widely endorsed by various government institutions, as well as private sector stakeholders, members of the diaspora and civil society organisations;
  • Closer ties to the diaspora and increased trust through a better understanding of the government's policy goals and how mutually beneficial links is established and fostered;
  • Inter-institutional cooperation, coordination and partnership on diaspora-related issues is strengthened, including with civil society organisations and private sector.

Located in: Diaspora affairs
 

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