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X-posted from H-West-Africa From: Charles Becker, <firstname.lastname@example.org> ___________ X-Posted from H-NET Discussion List for African American Studies <H-AFRO-AM@H-NET.MSU.EDU> From: Abdul Alkalimat <mcworter@ILLINOIS.EDU> __________ From: email@example.com From: Pambazuka Editor <firstname.lastname@example.org> Date: Thu, Jul 18, 2013 at 9:24 AM PAMBAZUKA NEWS 639: SPECIAL ISSUE: THE DIASPORA AND AFRICA'S DEVELOPMENT The authoritative electronic weekly newsletter and platform for social justice in Africa Pambazuka News is delivered free to you with the support of donations from Friends of Pambazuka. KEEP PAMBAZUKA FREE AND INDEPENDENT! BECOME A FRIEND OF PAMBAZUKA NOW! http://www.pambazuka.org/en/friends.php Follow Pambazuka #PambazukaNews Pambazuka News (English edition): ISSN 1753-6839 CONTENTS: 1. Features, 2. Announcements 1 Features DIASPORA AND DEVELOPMENT: AN INTRODUCTION Onyekachi Wambu This Special Issue focuses on the role of the diaspora, especially the UK diaspora, in Africa's development by beginning the process of opening up the themes and issues surrounding this important segment of the African people http://www.pambazuka.org/en/category/features/88288 ****** THE 2013 UN HIGH LEVEL DIALOGUE ON INTERNATIONAL MIGRATION AND DEVELOPMENT Paul Asquith The UN High Level Dialogue on International Migration and Development in October 2013 will consider what role - actual and potential - migrants and diasporas play in development, and in the global development framework. Key trends in thinking and policy-making on migration and development are examined http://www.pambazuka.org/en/category/features/88299 ****** DIASPORA VIEW OF THE POST-2015 MDGS ARCHITECTURE An abridged version of the final text submitted by the diaspora platform to the European EC Public Consultation 'Towards a post-2015 development framework'. Drafted by Onyekachi Wambu on behalf of diaspora organisations http://www.pambazuka.org/en/category/features/88291 ****** DEVELOPMENT POST-2015: WHAT ROLE FOR AFRICAN DIASPORA? Chukwu-Emeka Chikezie A post-2015 agenda must not only focus on jobs but must also be bold in setting some goals for job-creation. The diaspora has a big role in this. After all, what good is development if it doesn't result in decent jobs? http://www.pambazuka.org/en/category/features/88301 ****** DIASPORA AS DILEMMA 'Developmentalising' the African Union's sixth region? Mbongeni Ngulube Beyond chanting mantras and slogans, the devil seems to lie in the details. How does the AU-diaspora engagement take place and in what form? Who actually are the diaspora and who represents them? http://www.pambazuka.org/en/category/features/88292 ****** THE ENIGMA OF DUAL CITIZENSHIP IN AFRICA Chibwe Henry Being a Zambian citizen and a permanent resident in the UK, the lack of dual citizenship in Zambia has over time become an increasingly massive inconvenience in the pursuance of my activities as a diasporan engaged in work that involves development and influencing policy http://www.pambazuka.org/en/category/features/88290 ****** A DIASPORAN PERSPECTIVE Mbeke Waseme Africa's development remains in the hands of Africans. However, the role which the diasporans play will depend on their own awareness and recognition as being a part of this bigger picture http://www.pambazuka.org/en/category/features/88298 ****** ALL HANDS ON DECK Second generation diaspora and their place on Africa's growth agenda Chike Eduputa The second generation of UK Africans is a well-educated population with huge expertise and diverse skills, eare xposed to global trends and best practices, and embrace modernisation. They are a huge Africa should tap into for development http://www.pambazuka.org/en/category/features/88296 ****** DIASPORA BUSINESS SUPPORT IN AFRICA Toyin Dania Business support programmes tailor-made for the diaspora have demonstrated that when entrepreneurs have access to quality business support, including access to finance, they flourish http://www.pambazuka.org/en/category/features/88297 ****** DIASPORA EMERGING FROM THE SHADOWS Knox Chitiyo While remittances from the diaspora remain a vital part of the development agenda of Africa, the engagement is about much more than remittances. African diasporans are, in increasing numbers, actively engaged in nation building in Africa as well as in their domiciles abroad http://www.pambazuka.org/en/category/features/88300 ****** WHERE ARE THE YOUTH? Africa's development and the contribution of its young diaspora Fadhili Maghiya Re-connecting with the continent, meeting long distant relatives and friends are ways of supporting Africa. But crucial to all this, and central to the theme, is the need for personal development and entrepreneurship http://www.pambazuka.org/en/category/features/88295 ****** DIASPORA AND DEVELOPMENT Sam Foxman Remittances, amounting to #60 billion in 2012, are the first step in harnessing the potential of the diaspora for African development. Individuals and organisations in the diaspora are ideally suited to drive key projects, as they have better local understanding and a clear commitment to seeking sustainable change http://www.pambazuka.org/en/category/features/88289 ****** ROLE OF DIASPORA IN POST-ARAB SPRING RECONSTRUCTION Albert Che Suh-Nwji As emerging transnational stakeholders or co-development actors, the diaspora holds the key to sustainable peace and advancement of North Africa following the 'Arab Spring.' http://www.pambazuka.org/en/category/features/88294 ****** 2 Announcements AFRICA SMALL RESEARCH GRANT COMPETITION Review of African Political Economy The Review of African Political Economy (ROAPE) is pleased to announce the establishment of a small research grants competition for African scholars/activists based in Africa and pursuing a political economy agenda. This is a call for applications. http://www.pambazuka.org/en/category/Announce/88202 ****** MEDIA IN AFRICA: A CALL FOR ARTICLES Pambazuka News is planning a special issue on the media in Africa. We are inviting our readers and contributors to celebrate as well as critique the media on the continent. http://www.pambazuka.org/en/category/Announce/88203 ****** --