Diaspora matters — now more than ever

    The Global Diaspora and Development Forum kicks off today in Dublin, Ireland. In this guest commentary, Diaspora Matters’ Kingsley Aikins reminds the international community that diasporas can play a larger role in development, more than just through remittances and financial flows.

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    About the author

    • Kingsley Aikins

      Kingsley Aikins is founder and CEO of Diaspora Matters, a consultancy firm that gives advice on diaspora issues to governments, companies and individuals. A former Irish trade representative in Australia and director of the worldwide Ireland Funds, Aikins produced in 2011 a Global Diaspora Strategies Toolkit and two years later chaired the Global Diaspora Forum held in Dublin.