A Missing Link? Diaspora’s Place in an Enhanced International Humanitarian System
This conference on diaspora’s place in humanitarian action was part of Phase I of the DEMAC (Diaspora Emergency Action & Coordination) project, funded mainly by the EU Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection (June 2015 until October 2016). Convened by the DEMAC consortium, the conference brought together EU and international representatives from government, civil society, diaspora organisations, humanitarian organisations, and research institutes to explore and discuss opportunities and strengths related to diaspora humanitarianism. Case studies from multiple contexts and reflections on the overall issue of a more inclusive humanitarian system were presented during a series of keynote speeches, plenary sessions and panel discussions.