The video recordings of the 16th Briefing session (“Population growth and its implications for ACP rural development”) are now available! (please click on the name of the speaker to watch his/her intervention): Introductory remarks: Mr Jean-Claude Boidin, European Commission Dr Hansjörg Neun, CTA Panel 1 - Prospects and trends of population growth Chair: Marianne Haslegrave, Commonwealth … Continue reading Briefing “Population growth and its implications for ACP rural development”: video material on line!
Leila Rispens-Noel (Programme Officer of Oxfam Novib) has worked for ten years with migrant Diasporas, thus she could give impetus from the field to the 8th Brussels Development Briefing. According to her, the role of remittances in agriculture is immense, and with effective financial and technical support and capacity-building, projects have the potential of successful … Continue reading Inclusive partnerships for successful Diaspora initiatives
Ken Ndiaye, socio-anthropologist and entrepreneur, was the last speaker of the 8th Brussels Development Briefing. He rounded up the session with a personal perspective on migrants' life in Belgium, arguing that they are burdened with a triple tax. He managed to bridge the gap between home and host country with his restaurant L'Horloge du Sud … Continue reading Triple tax for migrants
Alache Ode, Chairperson of the Board of the African Foundation for Development (AFFORD) and manager of the Diaspora Volunteering Initative of the Voluntary Service Overseas (VSO), focused her presentation on the Diaspora contribution to rural and business development. Diaspora is a very contested concept, which is constantly evolving. Aspects of the working definition include de-territoriality, … Continue reading The Diaspora option to support job creation