Diaspora 2022

WASD is very pleased to invite you to its 12th International Diaspora Annual Conference to be held Face to Face in Mohammed VI International Conference Center, Rabat Harhoura – Morocco, 25-26 July 2022. This multi-disciplinary conference is part of our Diaspora International Conference Series aims to provide the participants the opportunity to share their knowledge and experiences from all over the world on major global issues; the emphasis is on the importance of evidence-based planning to overcome the challenges facing their countries of origin efforts to achieve a sustainable future. The conference will analyse the status quo of the development strategies in Developing Countries (DCs) and the current challenges facing these  counties to achieve the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) of the United Nations 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development (SD) as well as the different dimensions and perspectives of the likely future opportunities for DCs

The conference program will be published two weeks before the conference date but for a sample program structure, please check our previous conferences programs and you can watch presentations from our previous events.

The aim of this conference is to ensure that all Diaspora individuals and groups are involved in all the development strategies and policies that will help and ensure their countries of origin achieve the UN’s Agenda 2030. In doing so, the conference will also examine the recent impact of coronavirus pandemic global lockdown across the world and more specifically on the DCs. The conference will discuss and critically examine the various emerging approaches and different ways which can contribute to enhance and support the implementation of Agenda 2030 in DCs. However, for all countries across the world to succeed in the post Covid-19 era, particularly DCs, all youth and women must be equipped with all necessary skills and capabilities to mange and adapt to future challenges. We therefore encourage the participation of youth and women in the conference and we are keen to make their voices heard and consequently enabling the decision makers to consider those views and ideas in their big decisions. It is hoped that during the conferences new perspectives on how these various efforts can be improved to better serve DCs to Agenda 2030. Finally, the conference also aim to learn lessons from the successful communities and countries across the world. 

To address the different topics in the conference, WASD is calling upon all experts and high level International Diaspora (students, researchers, practitioners, policy-makers, ordinary citizen) from academia, industry and business to present their latest research findings, plans for meeting the challenges ahead and exchange ideas for the roadmap for a sustainable future for our planet and achieving the UN SDGs. Participants are expected to share their strategic vision on the future of their countries of origin and how the Diaspora can contribute to help their countries of origin achieve a sustainable and inclusive SD.  Other participants in the conference include: UN agencies, NGOs, civil society groups, women, youth, private sector, SMEs, government officials and agencies, consultants and other stakeholders from around the world. You can browse sample of  our previous speakers here