Book Launch: Development and the African Diaspora
Dr Claire Mercer and Dr Ben Page (authors of Development and the African Diaspora: Place and the Politics of Home ) and Gibril Faal, African Foundation for Development.
Chair: Dr Titilola Banjoko, AfricaRecruit
African civil society has been successful in forging global connections through an ever-growing diaspora. Against this background, this book - Development and the African Diaspora: Place and the Politics of Home - sheds light on the diaspora networks whose economic contributions are being used in development. Despite the fact that the flow of migrants' resources back to Africa now outweighs official development assistance, the relationship between the flow of capital and social and political change are still poorly understood.