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  • Title: Home
    Descriptive info: .. Home.. About us.. Mission Vision.. Organization.. DFD Board.. Working Commitee.. Staff.. Working at DFD.. Engagement.. Thematic.. Economic Development.. Gender Migration.. Health Education.. HR and Governance.. IT Communications.. Peace Building.. Projects.. EU Platform Building.. International Migration Day.. Circular Migration.. DFD Strategy.. Organizing Diaspora.. Building capabilities.. Engagement with M D.. Mobilising Diaspora.. Stakeholder's Collaboration.. Professionalizing DFD's Work.. DFD Networks.. Members.. Diaspora EU Partners.. Institutional Partners.. Resources.. General Reports.. Reports.. Event Reports.. Politiek Cafe.. Multi-Media.. Contact.. ABOUT DFD.. Diaspora Forum  ...   and Europe.. The mission of DFD is aimed at engaging and empowering diasporas to be actively involved in the field of migration and development in the Netherlands as well as their countries of origin; encourage solidarity and collaboration among diaspora organizations within and beyond the Netherlands; engage in constructive dialogue with policy makers, development agencies, private sector and other stakeholders.. Members.. Webmail.. WEBMAIL LOGIN.. European Diaspora Conference 2011.. DFD Politiek Cafe 2012.. Remittance, Human Mobility.. Scroll to Top..

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  • Title: About us
    Descriptive info: Who we are.. Diaspora Forum for Development (DFD) is a Diaspora-led platform of networks and organisations from Africa, Latin America, Asia and Europe.. DFD was formally registered as a foundation in the city of The Hague, The Netherlands on October 2007.. DFD envisions a just and humane society where migrants - both men and women - are equally empowered and visible and can exercise their fundamental human rights.. DFD recognizes the unique transnational role of migrants as actors in development.. It seeks to harness the capacities of migrants so that they can actively participate in social, economic, and political sphere and contribute to initiating viable interventions to improve the quality of life of migrants, their families and their wider communities.. Mission.. Engage, stimulate and empower diasporas to be actively involved in the field of migration and development both in the Netherlands and in their countries of origin;.. Encourage solidarity and collaboration among the diaspora organisations within and beyond the boundary of The Netherlands by promoting a broader unity around a shared platform and based on the spirit of complementarity in diversity;.. Strengthen and enhance the social capital of diaspora organisations through capacity building and its mobilization for development;.. Enhance endogenous skills and capacities of diaspora organisations and provide a platform to launch effective lobby and advocacy;.. Engage in constructive dialogues with policy makers, development agencies, private sector, microfinance institutions, and other stakeholders and establish strategic partnerships that support gender-sensitive initiatives that contribute to the improved quality of life of the poor, marginalized and vulnerable sectors specifically in migrants’ countries of origin; andFacilitate  ...   of diasporas in the policy making processes at all levels, and.. stimulating active involvement of diasporas in the development of their countries of origin.. Migrant communities.. DFD mirrors the diversity of migrant communities engaged in migration and development issues.. Members originate from different countries and have come to the Netherlands for different reasons.. Some fled for safety; others came for work, to study or for family reunification.. They are organized around various thematic development priorities such as peace building, economic empowerment, remittances and microfinance, human and migrants’ rights, gender and violence against women, youth, education, health (HIV/Aids), IT and development, good governance and democracy.. A good number of DFD member organizations have local counterparts and support projects in their countries of origin.. This diversity enables DFD to cover a wide range of development issues and establish a common stock of multi-faceted knowledge, skills and expertise from its members.. Hence, its principle of complementarity in diversity allows these individual strengths to become part of the common good.. Membership.. As of July 2009, the membership of DFD has grown from 23 to more than 40 including large networks and federations such as ENNOS (Ethiopian/Netherlands Network for Development), FAVON (Afghan diaspora platform), Recogin (Ghanaian diasporas), Sudan Civil Society Forum (Sudanese diasporas), Multicultural Women Peacemakers Network, Migrant women Initiatives in Netherlands for Development (MIND), etc.. Countries presently represented in DFD are: Afghanistan, Argentina, Bangladesh, Bolivia, Brazil, Burundi, Cameroon, Colombia, Congo, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Ethiopia, Georgia, Ghana, Guinea, Indonesia, Kenya, Mexico, Nigeria, Peru, the Philippines, Rwanda, Sierra Leone, Somalia, Sudan, Tanzania, Turkey, Venezuela and Uganda..

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  • Title: Mission & Vision
    Descriptive info: Vision.. DFD envisions a just and humane society:.. Where migrants -women and men- are.. empowered and visible;.. Where the transnational role of the migrant.. in development process is recognised;.. Where migrants actively participate in.. social, economic, and political affairs.. Engage, stimulate and empower diasporas to be.. actively involved in the field of migration and.. development both in the Netherlands and in their.. countries of origin;.. Encourage solidarity and collaboration among.. the diaspora organisations within and beyond.. the boundary of Netherlands by promoting a.. broader unity around a shared platform  ...   diaspora organisations through capacity.. building for development;.. Enhance endogenous capacities of diaspora organisations.. and provide a platform to launch.. effective lobby and advocacy;.. Engage in constructive dialogues with policy.. makers, development agencies, private sector,.. and other stakeholders and establish strategic.. partnerships in supporting gender-sensitive sustainable.. projects which lead to improved quality.. of life of the poor people specifically in.. migrants’ countries of origin; and.. Facilitate capacity building activities for migrant.. organisations to enhance their skills and highlight.. their endogenous positive contributions to the.. development of their countries of origin..

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  • Title: Organization
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  • Title: DFD Board
    Descriptive info: Executive Board:.. Santo Lewis.. President of the Board.. This email address is being protected from spambots.. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Samuel Guane Ackah.. Finance.. As DFD Treasurer, Samuel represents ASDA on DFD platform.. He is core member of DFD board with much drives and passion.. His interest in Africa socio-economic development issues with global economic trends is overwhelming.. He brings to the board a background from the corporate world.. Professionally, he has worked for Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) as Head of IT Finance Risk, Issues Control, in ABN AMRO Bank as Group Basel II Financial Controller.. In various firms such as AMB Property, Sita Aero, Solectron Europe BV, Bluewater Energy Services including ADM Cocoa, Samuel held positions as Business Analyst, Financial Analyst, Financial Accountant and Cash Management Accountant.. Samuel holds a degree in Master of Science in Finance Accounting at London South Bank University and a BA in International Business Management from Business School of Economics -Amsterdam (Hogeschool voor Economics Studies) with various certifications – specialisation in banking and financial products including professional project.. management of Prince2.. Basco Fernandez.. Senior Policy Advisor.. DFD Senior Policy Adviser since 2010, takes charge of research, innovations and special projects for the platform.. He studied  ...   in popular education and work among indigenous communities, he has applied his research skills -- upon arriving in the Netherlands in 1991-- towards studying migrant adaptation, and wrote the white paper on Third World seafarers on board Dutch ships.. He has also spearheaded several innovations in projects like port side HIV-Aids education, multi-cultural education in Dutch schools, inter-generational diaspora projects, economic-educational combinations in Nepal, and diaspora-rural women empowerment projects like Maria 4 MDGs.. He now brings to the platform, his development and theatre skills, research, policy and project design expertise.. Yesuf Gedefaw.. Board member.. Yesuf Gedefaw has been active in The Netherlands since 1991 as an Ethiopian Refugee.. Since 1992 actively engaged in diverse capacities within Ethiopian communities in The Netherlands.. He is also the founder treasurer of the Ethiopian Human Rights Counsel in The Netherlands and has been actively involved in building bridges within organisations engaged in Ethiopia Ethiopian related objectives.. In 2007 Elected as a board member treasurer of ENNOS; a platform for Ethio-Dutch organisations on international development in The Netherlands representing The Ethiopian communities in The Netherlands.. Since April 2010 board member of DFD representing ENNOS responsible Office Office related activities,TLP-HMD project supervisor on behalf of DFD board.. Sylvia v/d Berg-Ortega.. Board Member..

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  • Title: Working Commitee
    Descriptive info: DFD WORKING COMMITTEES COORDINATORS.. Economic Development Committee.. Vincent Gamrah, Coordinator.. Migrant Rights Commitee.. Grace Cabactulan, Coordinator.. Policy Research Committee.. Bruno Fon, Coordinator.. Social Media and IT Committee.. Basco Fernandez, Coordinator.. Task Force (Humanitarian Response Committee).. Farida Pattisuwasiwa, Coordinator.. DFD Youth Committee.. Enock Maiyo, Coordinator..

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  • Title: Staff
    Descriptive info: STAFF.. Paul Kamau.. Youth Programme.. Coordinator.. Associate.. (DFD, EDP).. Paul joined DFD in April 2013 as an intern from Maastricht University where he was enrolled in the Master’s program ‘Globalization and Development studies’.. As a recent MA graduate, Paul currently works on the dynamics and frameworks of engaging Diaspora youth for Development at DFD.. Göksal Karatas.. Interactive/Graphic Designer.. Göksal Joined DFD in January 2013 as a Graphic Designer as an intern from Grafisch Lyceum Rotterdam.. www.. goksalkaratas.. com.. Ruben Richardson.. MBO diploma in Social Services from the ID College and currently a student at The Hague University of Applied Sciences in the Netherlands, studying International Public Management with a minor in Globalization.. Speaks; English, Dutch and conversational Papiamento and Spanish.. DFD Task Fund/Grants Sourcing and Youth Community Management.. Ramiro Gómez Salgado.. Ramiro joined DFD in September 2013 as an intern.. He holds a Bachelor Degree in Political Science from the University of Santiago de Compostela (Spain), with a focus on policy-making and international relations.. At DFD, his duties are  ...   lives of citizens focusing on the 6 DFD thematic work areas.. As an intern she will also assist in other work areas as the producing of DFD weekly news digest and quartely newsletter, assist in the lead project coordinator of fundraising and collaborate in the communications and media staff in enhancing the online presence of DFD.. My name is Nicky Wako, born in South Sudan, raised in the Netherlands (Harderwijk to be precise) and the United Kingdom (London/ Nottingham) and currently living and studying Amsterdam.. I've recently started (May 06 20013) at the DFD Secretariat as the diaspora youth engagement programme coordinator tasked with the brilliant opportunity to reignite the youth department within DFD and the.. European Diaspora platform for development (EDP) and ensure that all relevant youth issues, stakeholders and knowledge are cooperating for the betterment of the diaspora youth.. I am going to be based at the DFD Secretariat in the Hague.. I look forward to engaging in value adding conversation with you towards achieving this goal..

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  • Title: Working at DFD
    Descriptive info: Internship / Trainee Position Autumn / Winter 2012/2013.. The Diaspora Forum for Development (DFD) is a platform of 40 organisations and 12 networks representing 20 countries and 4 continents.. The organization facilitates partnerships with different stakeholders in the field of migration and development; engage and empower Diasporas to be actively involved in development in the Netherlands and their countries of origin; encourage solidarity and collaboration among diaspora organisations within and beyond the Netherlands; engages in dialogue with policymakers, development agencies, private sector and other stakeholders.. In order to strengthen the work of the organisation at the national office in The Hague, internship / trainee positions are now available:.. Project Assistants (Policy Research).. Job description.. Coordinate activities, research projects, events and income-generating projects in the work areas of the organisation.. Coordinates the writing of project reports and evaluation.. Build and maintain a database of partners, donors, volunteers and members of the organization.. Coordinates activities and projects related to the European Diaspora network.. Co-develop and coordinate conferences, seminars and other activities as may be assigned.. Coordinates and ensures the proper organisation of DFD General Assembly meetings including preparing and disseminating the annual report, financial report and project reports to DFD Members before each Annual General Meeting.. Assists in project proposal writing, annual reports and dissemination.. Supports the finance department with fundraising activities, direct mailings and reporting to donors and DFD members.. Coordinates the re-structuring process of Working / Technical Committees in the work areas of the organisation.. Qualifications and Competencies.. Last year(s) or degree in Higher education and/or post-graduate studies in development studies.. Excellent verbal and written skills in English and Dutch.. Knowledge of Spanish/and or French of added advantage.. Ability to work well both independently and within a team.. Ability to work under supervision.. Strong writing copyediting skills.. Knowledge of excel, access and SPSS of added advantage.. More Information.. Internships are available for a semester, an academic year or by agreement, for a shorter time or possibilities of working from home.. A minimum commitment of 16 hours is required.. 16 - 40  ...   to the programme manager.. (32-40 hours per week).. The tasks of the officer shall include:.. Assist in the development, production and distribution of DFD publications and reports both digital and print (writing and proofing).. Help to strengthen internal and external communications of DFD, members and external stakeholders.. Monitor issues, news and events in the area of migration and development in the media and update the relevant publications and website.. Research, write and gather elements for the e-newsletter and news-alerts.. Assist in strengthening communication within DFD network and the European Diaspora Platform of which DFD is the secretariat.. Support with events organised in the Netherlands in filming, photo-taking, information stand etc.. Assist in maintaining the organisation’s Wikipedia page.. Maintain or build contact with external suppliers such as publishers, printers and other vendors.. Maintenance of DFD communications archive and House Style Manual.. Help with content management, design and administration of DFD website, and social media sites.. Assist the secretariat with general communication needs including organising meetings and taking minutes.. Assist the secretariat with general administrative needs of the organisation.. Required Knowledge and Skills.. We are looking for an intern that:.. Has a relevant educational background (communications, media, development).. Has good writing, editing and proofing-reading skills.. Competent in using Microsoft Office.. Experience with website content management and social media is an advantage.. Good team player and able to take on individual tasks.. Well-organised, detailed-orientated, flexible and has strong desire for professionalism.. What can DFD offer you?.. A challenging internship / traineeship at a non-governmental organisation operating in a multicultural environment and offers possibilities for career development and growth.. The internship is unpaid but commuter transportation will be paid if.. applicable.. Application Procedure.. If you wish to apply for the position, please send your cover letter and CV in English to Bruno Fon,.. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.. 45 Visiting Address.. 2516 BE, The Hague, Netherlands.. P.. O.. Box 13146, 2501 EC Postal Address.. +31 (0) 205 0513 Telephone.. d-f-d.. org Website.. E-mail.. 27327775 KvK number.. 47.. 82.. 98.. 315 ABN AMRO Bank.. NL34ABNA0478298315 IBAN..

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  • Title: Engagement
    Descriptive info: Thematic area.. DFD.. provides a platform for influencing policy in the field of migration and development as it is a marketplace of ideas between and among member organizations.. Member-organizations are able to share their resources, expertise and knowledge, mitigating competition over scarce resources which hinders unity among migrant organizations.. DFD members realize only too well that they can collectively achieve more and reach fellow migrants effectively by combining efforts and through sharing as they move in unison from strength to strength.. As a platform, DFD believes in a participatory approach to decision-making, the process of arriving at consensual decisions.. This is both imperative and necessary in order to stimulate the participation of  ...   board, and through the committees and commissions it creates.. A great source of its strength lies in the fact that most of the core leaders of the member-organizations have tested leadership skills.. Most of the leaders of DFD member-organizations are key players in migrant work in the Netherlands and are acknowledged leaders in their respective communities.. Through DFD, the member organizations support each other, pool their resources together and share each other’s expertise.. The following provides an overview of DFD’s rich engagement in development cooperation, as seen through the active participation and involvement of its member organizations in various thematic priorities.. Economic Development.. Health Education.. Gender Migration.. HR Govenance.. IT Communication.. Peace Building..

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  • Title: Thematic
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  • Title: Economic Development
    Descriptive info: Poverty in the South could be attributed to the lack of economic development caused by several factors including the unequal access to resources, undeveloped productive sectors, and even the lack of access to markets.. Often, poverty also entails the existence of a economic development model that is not balanced, appropriate, and dependent on exports.. Such models discriminate against rural communities as agricultural production is increasingly devoted to export crops and less towards food security.. These imbalances of the economy results in stimulating migration to the cities.. The lack of job opportunities drives them further to eventually migrate to more developed countries.. Diaspora remittances are increasingly recognized as a possible resource that could help address the poverty situation in sending countries.. It has proven to be a durable source of foreign exchange even with the financial crisis.. Unfortunately, for most countries, the remittance flows have only been used to postpone decision on reforms needed to make the economy more balanced, equitable, and sustainable.. There is now a growing recognition among the diaspora that a more strategic intervention around remittances has to be done to realize its potential.. More and more diaspora organization are now designing their interventions to mobilize remittance in order to develop the economy.. DFD has made  ...   method.. This is not only safer but also encourages the proper use of the remittance for the needs of the household.. 2.. Afro-Euro.. has conducted financial literacy among the Ghanaian diaspora in The Hague.. While this encourages savings and develops the possibility to invest, the financial literacy also supports collective remittance for Afro Euro’s livelihood project among the women in Ghana.. This has also been combined with the project to get Ghanaian business to link up with the diaspora in the Netherlands through a business fair.. 3.. Damayang Pilipino.. maximized the financial literacy trainings conducted by COS Utrecht to mobilize investments for the Maria 4 MDGs enterprises.. The enterprises give both a guaranteed return on investment but also provides a means to contribute to social development goals.. It is now working on an alternative remittance system that would allow an automatic contribution to development and would involve the women cooperatives.. DFD through its Economic Development Committee is working on an evaluation study of remittance related interventions conducted by the membership.. Moreover, it is conducting an evaluation study of the impact on the South.. This will help it develop an economic strategy that would place remittance in a more key position to stimulate rural economic development in sending countries..

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