Shabaka in review: 2019-2020

2020 has been a whirlwind year, with the coronavirus pandemic affecting every person in the globe.

For Shabaka, it was a year where we learned to work in the new normal and deliver high impact research and events on diaspora humanitarianism. That is a testament to the commitment and determination of our partners, our supporters and our staff. It has not always been easy. We have had to adjust our processes and make hard decisions. We have asked more from our supporters than ever. However, the result of all that effort is we, in a small way, are seeing a shift and opening of conversation to the importance of diaspora engagement in humanitarian action: preparedness, response and recovery.

Our values remain at the heart of what we do – connect people, collaborate instead of working in silos and innovate by learning from evidence-based research to create solutions outside the box- a risk worth taking to make
a change. This is embodied in our mission to facilitate diasporas’ role in strengthening humanitarian preparedness, response and recovery.

We know that mission is attainable, and humanitarian action can be more impactful. However, the onus is on everyone to work together, to do better as we recover from the pandemic. Are you willing to work together with us? Well, we are!