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2ND Annual CGA-APRM Pan African Development Conference, “Creating the Africa, We Want; Creating the Sixth Region We Want”.
Kigali, 14 November, 2020
Appearing on the 2ND Annual CGA-APRM Pan African Development Conference, “Creating the Africa, We Want; Creating the Sixth Region We Want”,
SDGCA Dr. Enock Nyorekwa Twinoburyo while discussing Building Effective Partnerships with the Diaspora on Agenda 2063 (Aspirations 3 & 4) , underlined that diaspora partnerships are critical. He reiterated that partnerships follow effective governance and requires Africa getting internal governance and institutional frameworks in shape. This requires participatory engagements of all stakeholders.
Diaspora partnerships can also be enhanced through government to government engagements. Additionally, Diaspora has several roles to play including the prospects
- Knowledge transfer - skilled diaspora populations have significant technical expertise.
- Remittances – cost of remittances. It is still highest in Africa (about 9%). The investment in ICT frameworks and tax regime around diaspora flows is key
- Diaspora engagement plans – this also has to be result oriented – this could also relate with Advocacy and development policy engagement. There are some examples of crowd financing by some of the Africa nations- recent attempts by Ethiopia
- Diaspora engagement legal framework and regulatory environment can be strengthened.
- Data tracking frameworks around the diaspora activities and engagements are critical. This will espouce the still nascent research gaps in the respective area
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