Africa

Diaspora, Moving from Potential to Action

Diaspora, Moving from Potential to Action

16 May 2017 By Samah Ahmed   To contribute scintillating and important debate around the role of diaspora in development and humanitarian action, it’s important to firstly ensure that the agency and capacity of second generation diaspora/children of migrants is given the (literal and metaphorical) space to flourish.   That was our motivation, when on 6th May, we brought together second g ...[Read More]

New Report: Diaspora, Development and Humanitarian Response

New Report: Diaspora, Development and Humanitarian Response

Diaspora, Development and Humanitarian Response: Motivations, Opportunities and Challenges for Children of Migrants March 2017 By Bashair Ahmed and Samah Ahmed Download full report here. Diasporas are growing communities globally and are becoming significant players in development and humanitarian response, whether in their new homes or countries of origin. However, most of the focus of diaspora e ...[Read More]

Radio Interview- US proposes Foreign Aid cuts by almost 30 percent

Radio Interview- US proposes Foreign Aid cuts by almost 30 percent

Newsday programme, BBC World Service| 17 Mar 2017 Radio interview with Bashair Ahmed, Executive Director of Shabaka Social Enterprise, discussing the impact of proposed cuts by the US Administration of its international affairs budget by almost 30 percent, the impact of the travel ban on citizens from 6 majority Muslim countries and President Trump’s relations with the Africa.