DEMAC Seminar on 20 August 2018



At the occasion of the World Humanitarian Day, the DEMAC and Global Child Protection AoR Teams are organizing the Seminar “Diasporas in Humanitarian Settings – Creating Opportunities for Complementary Action” on Monday 20th of August at UNICEF, Ground Floor Conference Room, 5-7 Avenue de la Paix, Geneva.

At this seminar, we will explore Somali, Syrian and Nigerian diaspora engagement in complex and protracted crises. Conflict, political instability, and climatic shocks, such as drought and flooding, have caused large-scale displacement and loss of life. Today millions of people remain affected by severe food insecurity, a situation aggravated by continued insecurity, difficult access to crisis-affected populations and underfunding of the international humanitarian system. In this situation, diaspora humanitarians play a key role in emergencies and provide vital support to communities in countries of origin.

The presentation of the DEMAC Study Report “Creating Opportunities to Work with Diasporas in Humanitarian Settings” will be followed by a roundtable and group discussions with diaspora humanitarians and practitioners working with humanitarian interventions to discuss practices and implications of diaspora humanitarian response.


UNICEF, Ground Floor Conference Room, 5-7 Avenue de la Paix, Geneva.


Monday 20 August 2018 from 13:30 to 16:30 PM


To confirm attendance, please contact DEMAC Administrative Project Officer Khadija Ahmed at before August 8th 2018.

For questions or comments to the event, please contact DEMAC Project Coordinator, Béatrice Mauconduit at

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You are very welcome to join the Seminar and the discussion!

With best regards on behalf of the DEMAC and Global Child Protection AoR Teams.