The Ethiopian diaspora’s humanitarianism has a long pedigree, but their enthusiastic adoption of technology has enabled them to increase the impact of their initiatives, even at a distance.
There is increasing interest in international NGOs partnering with diasporas.
Remittances data give an insight into how critical diasporas are in the development and humanitarian spaces.
Dr Bashàïr Ahmed, PhD, Shabaka shared her thoughts with Bond.
As everyone is adjusting to the new normal resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic, the humanitarian sector is having to adapt to delivering programmes from afar longer-term, showing how inevitable need for localisation, and decolonisation, of assistance.