Global Forum on
Remittances, Investment
and Development

United Nations – Nairobi, Kenya

In collaboration with

From commitment to impact at the last mile: Africa 2023

Opening of the Day

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Diaspora social responsibility: from assistance to sustainable impact

Keynote address

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Investing in the future of Africa: what diaspora wants

Round table, discussion points:

  • KYD – Know Your Diaspora
  • Matching diaspora investment capabilities
  • Diaspora as mainstream investors or a specific class of investors?
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Models and financial instruments for diaspora investment: addressing public and private investment opportunities

Round table, discussion points:

  • Peer-to-peer mechanism
  • Crowdfunding
  • Impact investment mechanisms
  • Diaspora bonds
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Bridging diaspora investment with climate finance: practical cases

Round table, discussion points:

  • Diaspora and climate finance linkages
  • From anecdotical data to evidence-based strategies
  • Scaling-up existing adaptative diaspora investments
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Entrepreneurship and SME investment: economic development back hom

Study snapshots

  • Malian diaspora preferences to invest in SMEs back home

Round table, discussion points:

  • The gap between willingness to invest and effective investment
  • Diaspora entrepreneurship additionality and the role of donors
  • Bringing human, entrepreneurial and financial capital back home
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Impact investment funds for local development: case studies

Round table, discussion points:

  • Aligning diaspora and impact investors strategies
  • Capacitating diaspora investors
  • Participation in the investment decisions
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