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eGFRID - Remittances and investment: how migrants finance sustainable development

International Fund for Agriculture Development (IFAD)

Wednesday, Jan 26, 2022
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM (UTC)

Registration Required

Hosts

International Fund for Agriculture Development (IFAD)

Languages

English
English

Channels

Human Rights

Sustainable Development

Save the date for the upcoming eGFRID, jointly hosted by IFAD and the European Commission, on “Remittances and investment: how migrants finance sustainable development.”

The webinar will shed light on the two modalities of migrants’ financial contribution to their countries of origin – remittances and investment – and their complementarities, to offer cues on how they can be supported and leveraged, and to identify potential strategies in alignment with development challenges.

The discussions will draw from the recent report of the Joint Research Centre (JRC) of the European Commission (EC) “Diaspora finance for development: from remittances to investment,” which draws attention to the broad range of financial mechanisms which enable migrants to transfer funds to, and invest in, their countries of origin.

Following thereto, a panel discussion - composed of global experts and practitioners from both public and private sectors - will include sharing of direct experiences and lessons learned of successful initiatives.

Hosts

International Fund for Agriculture Development (IFAD)