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TAN President/CEO to Speak at MPI/USAID Diaspora Entrepreneurship Round-Table

January

Brief description
Description TAN President and CEO, Dr. Paschal Iwuh, will be one of the speakers at this year’s Entrepreneurship Round-table in Washington, DC. This event is put together by the Migration Policy Institute (MPI) and USAID. It is aimed at examining the role that members of Diasporas play as entrepreneurs and investors in their countries of origin or ancestry. Recently, governments of migrant-sending countries are working to attract both the talents and resources of their emigrants. Governments of aid-sending countries hope to improve development assistance by engaging immigrants who know the circumstances in aid-receiving countries. There is also much involvement by diaspora groups or individuals who recognize opportunities or wish to improve the quality of life in their home countries. It will examine what is distinctive about diaspora entrepreneurship, the different forms it takes, and its relationship with broader development objectives.

This is part of a continuing work by the Migration Policy Institute on diasporas and development with a series of “scoping studies” on several of the means through which diaspora groups engage with their countries of origin and of destination. The series has been developed in partnership with USAID’s Diaspora Networks Alliance (DNA) initiative and with the support of The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation.

  • Date: Tuesday, January 26, 2010
  • Time: 9:30 am-12 noon. (A light breakfast will be available at 9:00.)
  • Venue: MPI’s offices at 1400 16th Street NW, Suite 300 (third floor) in Washington, DC

Please visit www.mpi.org for more information.