Migration & Development

Cooperation with diaspora organisations brings more quality to international and multicultural issues, more diversity and creativity, more effectiveness and more public support, both in the Netherlands and in developing countries.


Year Client Summary
2015 Wadi Foundation What?  Advised on a proposal on female leadership contributing to Women, Peace and Security in Sudan.
2015 Hirda What?  Co-developed young entrepreneur training and support programme (LEAD —MinBuZa). And supported the fundraising strategy and the proposal writer in applications on economic participation of women and WASH (e.g. Achmea Foundation).
Result: The proposals were rejected.
2015 Lynckx What? Operated as sparring partner on the development of a Dutch-African entrepreneurs’ programme.
Result: (Work in progress)
2012 -2014 Pimp My Village What? Co-developed Charity-Meets-Business project which is part of the Best of Both World’s proposal for diaspora’s private initiatives, including matchmaking, capacity-building and innovative fundraising and financing, like crowdfunding and social business. (Migration & Development fund—MinBuZa).
Result: The proposal met all criteria, it was rejected during the final selection.
2013 – 2015 Transcode What? Developing a 2-day workshop for European diaspora youth: from idea to implementation, including matchmaking. Preparations involve a research and mapping of young diaspora willing to support the development of their countries of (family’s) origin. Currently, we are in discussions with (potential) partners and fundraising to make it happen in 2015.
Result: (Work in progress)
2012 – 2014 Diaspora Forum for Development (DFD)
FSAN and member organisations
What? Supporting the development of a strategy for mobilising financial resources, developing programmes and proposal writing.Working with diaspora from Burundi, Ethiopia, Ghana, Iran, Somalia and Uganda.
2013 CCoLA What? Operated as team member aiming for practical and collective community-building in the Netherlands and elsewhere.
2012 – 2013 Wilde Ganzen
What? Conducted trainings on proposal writing & presentation for Dutch migrant organisations.
Training and expertise in Migration & Development:

  • Blog: “The Diaspora’s Voice is louder’
  • Member Community of Practice (CoP) knowledge platform on Migration & development: a Dutch network of migrants and/or professionals working on development sharing knowledge and experience (since 2013).
  • Master course at CIDIN: Migration & Development by Hein de Haas, Co-Director of the International Migration Institute (2005).