Publications

 
 

Research: Creating Opportunities to Work With Diasporas in Humanitarian Settings (DEMAC, 2018)

Creating Opportunities to Work With Diasporas in Humanitarian Settings - DEMAC, 2018

While the contribution of diasporas to development has been widely researched, their input into the humanitarian sphere remains underexplored. This study reviews the work of six Diaspora organisations (DOs) in Syria and Somalia, when emergency and early recovery responses are needed as a result of droughts, terror attacks or active conflict. It provides a critical analysis and a case study approach to advance the understanding of Diaspora organisations’ contributions in humanitarian settings.

Research: Syrian Diaspora Groups in Europe (2018)

Syrian Diaspora Groups in Europe - Report, 2018

This research was commissioned by Danish Refugee Council’s (DRC) Diaspora programme as part of a project with the Durable Solutions Platform (DSP) joint initiative of DRC, the International Rescue Committee (IRC) and the Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC). This study seeks to explore Syrian diaspora mobilisation in six European host countries: Denmark, France, Germany, Sweden, Switzerland and the United Kingdom. The mapping and study seeks to provide a basis for further engagement with the most relevant group of Syrians (associations and individual) across Europe for consultations on future solutions scenarios for Syrian refugees, as well as to enable DRC’s Diaspora Programme to develop activities specifically targeting the Syrian diaspora looking towards the reconstruction and development of Syria.

Conference report: Diaspora Support to Durable Solutions - Syrians in Europe (2017)

Diaspora Support to Durable Solutions: Syrians in Europe - Conference Report, 2017

The report presents highlights from the one-day conference, which took place on November 24, 2017, in Berlin. Through an intra-diaspora dialogue, the conference enabled knowledge-sharing and peer-to-peer learning between the different diaspora groups, and facilitated networks among the groups and with other international actors, including UNHCR, IOM, GIZ, DRC, NRC and IRC. 

Research: Diaspora Humanitarianism - Transnational Ways of Working (DEMAC, 2016)

Diaspora Humanitarianism - Transnational Ways of Working - DEMAC, 2016

Funded by ECHO, this DEMAC research report outlines the basic features of formalised collective interventions by Sierra Leonean, Somali and Syrian diaspora-based relief organisations and initiatives based in the UK, Denmark and Germany, respectively, by elucidating their responses to the humanitarian crises in their countries of origin/heritage and neighbouring countries. 

Research: Diaspora Drought Response – Somaliland and Puntland (DEMAC, 2016)

Diaspora Drought Response – Somaliland and Puntland - DEMAC, 2016

This report provides findings on the Somali diaspora response to the regional drought/crisis that affected Somaliland and Puntland in early 2016. The report includes a broad mapping exercise and discussion of responses from the European diaspora, as well as an overview and some more detailed case studies of actual responses in Somaliland and Puntland.

Research: Somali and Afghan Diaspora Associations in Development and Relief Cooperation (DIIS, 2015) 

Somali and Afghan Diaspora Associations in Development and Relief Cooperation - DIIS Report, 2015

This DIIS report exams how Somali and Afghan diaspora associations in Denmark help rebuilding their home countries. Representatives of diaspora organisations have been idenfitied through the DRC Diaspora programme.

Conference report: Business as Unusual (DiaGram, 2015)

Business as Unusual - DiaGram, 2015

The report presents key discussions and recommendations from the conference "Opportunities and Challenges of Diaspora Engagement - Lessons Learned from Diaspora Support Programmes", which was held on November 20, 2015, in Copenhagen. The conference brought together diaspora members, international scholars and policy makers to share experiences and discuss the way forward for diaspora engagement.

Workshop report: Integrating Migration Into Development (IOM, 2014)

Integrating Migration Into Development - IOM, 2014

Diaspora as a development enabler. Summary report from international workshop by the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and IOM, Rome, Italy. October 2014. (DP Head of Unit Mingo Heiduk was amongst the speakers).