Diaspora for African Development (DfAD) in collaboration with the International Organization for Migration (IOM), and with the support of Comic Relief’s Common Ground Initiative (CGI), invites you to the launch of the REPORT on the DfAD Roundtable Discussion – Zambia at 50 Years: Engaging the Diaspora in Inclusive Development.

The report reflects the proceedings of the DfAD Zambia Roundtable discussion held on 19th February 2014 at the Olympic Youth Development Centre (OYDC) in Lusaka, Zambia, in partnership with Diaspora Support Initiative (DSI) Zambia. The event was attended by representatives of the Diaspora, academics, policymakers and practitioners, in both the private and civil society sectors. The meeting was convened to explore how Zambia can best harness the potential of its diverse Diaspora for national development. The Roundtable discussed issues relating to the Zambian Diaspora, its diversity and impact on development, and the potential of furthering inclusive development policies that engage Diaspora as drivers of development. The main recommendations from the Roundtable discussions, which centered on the need for improved coordination amongst development actors and practitioners in Zambia, are tabulated in the report.

Key Zambian Government officials, Zambian Diaspora, representatives of academia, development partners and other African Diaspora leaders among others will participate, with the purpose of reviewing the report, and exploring the practical implications of implementing the recommendations made in the report.


·   His Excellency, Paul William Lumbi – Zambia High Commissioner to the United Kingdom
·   Chibwe Henry – Founder and CEO, Diaspora for African Development (DfAD)
·   Annie Lane – International Organization for Migration (IOM), Zambia
·   Onyekachi Wambu – Engagement and Policy Director, African Foundation For Development (AFFORD)
·   Siddo Deva – Common Ground Initiative (CGI), Comic Relief
·   Miniva Chibuye – Institute of Development Studies (IDS), Zambian PhD Candidate
·   Dr Jennie Jewitt-Harris MB BS MFPM MA – Chief Executive, Transplant Links

To attend, please register at EVENTBRITE.  Attendance is FREE but spaces are limited. So please register early.

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