DEMAC: Diaspora Emergency Action & Coordination


As a humanitarian collaborative platform and community of practice, DEMAC is providing data, analysis, information and coordination on diaspora humanitarian action, as well as offering and strengthening access to capacity building for diaspora initiatives.

The DEMAC platform enables diaspora humanitarian organisations, their local partners and formal humanitarian institutions to share knowledge and information, and to build complementarity partnerships to influence policy and practice for increased collaboration and coordination, towards a better overall response.


The objective is to provide a vital service to both the diaspora and the humanitarian sector, supporting complementary, localized approaches to humanitarian assistance, and encouraging smarter use of existing resources such as remittances.

The change we are seeking to induce is a more effective diaspora-led emergency response and a more inclusive, interoperable humanitarian eco-system.