Past event

Research Event

International Policy on Remittances, Migration and Development: What Role for African and Other Diaspora?

Chatham House, London

Africa Programme, Economic Growth and Investment


Clarissa Azkoul, UK Chief of Mission, International Organization for Migration (IOM)
Lord David Chidgey, Co-Chair, Liberal Democrat Parliamentary Party Committee on International Affairs
Arnon Mantver, Director General, JDC-Israel
Murad Qureishi, London Assembly Member, GLA
Richard Ottaway MP, Chair, Foreign Affairs Committee, UK Parliament
Chair: Gibril Faal, Chair, AFFORD


The importance of diaspora contributions to development, especially in terms of remittances, is increasingly recognised by policymakers. However, focus has traditionally been placed on the value and social impact of remittances, without necessary consideration of the interconnections between remittances, migration and development.

At this event, which will mark AFFORD’s African Diaspora and Development Day (AD3) 2013, experts and stakeholders will explore the links between remittances and development, and the impact which international policies on migration and development have on diaspora communities, with particular focus on the UN High Level Dialogue on International Migration and Development (UNHLDIMD).

The event is being co-hosted with AFFORD as part of the Comic Relief funded Africa-UK Programme.

An open reception will be held after the event.