What is Global Diaspora Week?
Global Diaspora Week (GDW), October 12-18, 2014, is a week dedicated to diaspora communities and their contributions to global development. GDW will be a truly global series of events — events organized by diaspora communities and organizations themselves — and will enable a greater spotlight to be shined on the work that diaspora groups do and the issues they feel are important. IdEA will work with participants to help drive attendance and attention to their events through IdEA communication channels.
Who can participate in Global Diaspora Week?
Anyone can be a part of Global Diaspora Week and need not organize a large event. GDW will feature a diverse range of events from formal panel discussions and conferences to google hangouts and group meetings at coffee shops, and everything in between. IdEA will post a full listing of events on our website.
Who is Participating in Global Diaspora Week?
Examples of events participating in Global Diaspora Week 2014:
- CADUS: The Consortium of African Diasporas in the United States will host a discussion on disability rights across Africa and on African Diasporas’ contributions to improve the lives African women with disabilities.
- CUSO International will organize an event on diaspora volunteering.
- University of California Los Angeles will organize several panels, as well as a reception that will address diaspora issues from a global and local perspective.
- The Office of the State Minister of Georgia for Diaspora Issues will host an event for engaging their diasporas around the world.
- African Cultural Institute will host the 3rd Pan-African/World Health Global Forum in conjunction with the 6th World Health Summit.
- Teach for México, in partnership with U.S. Mexico Foundation, will host a discussion on its exchange program with Teach for America in Dallas.
How do I sign up for Global Diaspora Week?
If you are interested in hosting an event, please read the full GDW information on our website, and then fill out the form to submit your event. To receive full marketing attention, events must be submitted to IdEA no later than September 15, 2014. Please wait for our confirmation about your event before you begin marketing it as a Global Diaspora Week event.