Date and Location

AVP International Conference “Developing Development”
Thursday, 14 March 2013, 12 pm – 6 pm
Friday, 15 March, 9 pm – 12 pm

Program of the Conference

CoMiDe Partnership Fair “Bridging the Gap”Friday, 15 March 2013, 2 pm – 6 pm

Program of the Partnership Fair

Venue: Karl-Renner-Institut, Hotel 2, Europasaal, Oswaldgasse 69/Hoffingergasse, 1120 Wien

Forum "Migration & Development"

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The Africa Networking Platform (AVP), the Südwind Agentur, the Vienna Institute for International Dialogue and Cooperation (VIDC ) and the Karl-Renner-Institut are organising the Forum “Migration & Development” to establish a better understanding between development organisations and Diaspora communities and to promote collaboration in the field of Migration & Development. The Forum comprises of an International Conference “Developing Development” and a Partnership Fair “Bridging the Gap”. The Forum is supported by the International Centre for Migration Policy Development (ICMPD) and the Federal Chamber of Labour in Vienna and co-funded by the EU and the Austrian Development Agency (ADA).

The aim of the conference is to produce a manifesto setting out key principles for how other development actors should work in partnership with the African Diasporas for a sustainable development in Africa and Europe. In addition, the Forum will focus on a critical review of current practices in development cooperation and intends to promote a reformulation of development policies.

Members of the Africa-Europe Platform (AEP) – a European-wide African Diaspora Platform for Development – are attending the conference to share ways and possibilities for cooperation between Diaspora and development organisations. Speakers like Gibril Faal, Chairman of the African Foundation for Development – AFFORD (Great Britain), Brice Monnou, Vice President of the Forum des Organisations de Solidarité Internationale issues des Migrations – FORIM (France) and Awa N´Diaye, Director-General of the Organisation Espace Afrique International (Swiss), will present perspectives of the Diaspora as development actors.

The partnership fair aims to foster concrete exchanges, project ideas and partnerships between development and Diaspora organisations. For more information about the CoMiDe project, please visit the website:

Produced with the assistance of the European Union. The contents of this website are the sole responsibility of the "CoMiDe" project and can in no way be taken to reflect the views of the European Union. The project is partly funded by European Commission, DG Development and Cooperation - EuropeAid.



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