Diaspora contributions to the World Humanitarian Summit
Diaspora representatives at the World Humanitarian Summit, Istanbul, 23-24 May 2016
Ade Daramy, diaspora representative, speaking at the WHS
Elvina Quaison, diaspora representative, speaking at the WHS
Bashair Ahmed, diaspora representative, speaking at the WHS
Zedoun Alzoubi, diaspora representative, speaking at the WHS
Trudy Morgan, diaspora representative, speaking at the WHS
Diaspora Joint Commitments Statement
Diaspora organisations have come together to create a list of Commitments to present at the World Humanitarian Summit. These Commitments outline how the Diaspora will interact with the humanitarian sector going forward. If you would like to read the commitments and endorse them :
Diaspora video statements at the WHS Global Consultation in Geneva, October 2016
Ade Daramy, Sierra Leonean diaspora representative, reminded the international humanitarian community of the added value that diaspora inclusion can contribute to humanitarian response, while recognizing that diaspora organisations are complementary to other actors and modalities of assistance and cooperation.
Click on the picture to watch the video : Ade Daramy speaking at the WHS Global Consultation in Geneva on 16/10/2015
Copy of the speech
Video statement of Deeka Abdi Said, Somali diaspora representative, at the WHS Global Consultation in Geneva
Video statement by Christina Abraham, Abdulaziz Ramadan, Rasem Alatassi, Syrian diaspora representatives, at the WHS Global Consultation
Diaspora position paper submitted during the WHS Global Consultation in July 2015
Participants from Syrian, Somali and Sierra Leonean diaspora communities and relief organisations contributed to a joint position paper on humanitarian effectiveness for the World Humanitarian Summit Global Consultation .
The position paper provides an overview over current debates on diaspora-based emergency relief and entails recommendations to the World Humanitarian Summit.
The WHS recommendations by Somali, Sierra Leonean and Syrian diaspora-based humanitarian organisations :