Migration and Sustainable Development in The Gambia

Consultative Dialogue
Organised by
GK Partners & Office of the President
(Government of The Gambia)

REPORT OF THE
SECOND STAKE IN THE NATION FORUM

SNF2 Keynote Address:
His Excellency President Adama Barrow

VENUE: Coco Ocean Resort & Spa, Bijilo, The Gambia
DATE: Saturday, 12 January 2019
TIME: 9am to 7pm

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SNF2 RECORDING

RECORDING OF THE SECOND STAKE IN THE NATION FORUM

SNF2 Keynote Address: His Excellency President Adama Barrow,
Delivered by the Vice President, H.E. Ousainu A.N.M. Darboe

Saturday, 12 January 2019, 9am to 7pm

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“Some of you are regular visitors to The Gambia, and others have suffered the pain and isolation of exile, caused by 22 years of dictatorship. Yet, all of you, through different ways,
have maintained your emotional and
developmental ties with our great country”

H.E. President Adama Barrow – 23 September 2017

Gambian Diaspora Strategy Booklet

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GAMBIAN DIASPORA
EIGHTH REGION OF THE GAMBIA

DIASPORA STRATEGY

Phase 2 of the MSDG project focuses on:

Accredited training and CPD on Consular Services and Diaspora Diplomacy (CSDD), and Public Sector Management (PSM);
Diaspora engagement and the annual Stake in the Nation Forum (SNF);
Facilitation of diaspora voting and participation in municipal, national, regional and international policy processes;
Support the development of the Gambia Diaspora Directorate (GDD);
Reducing the cost of remittances and issuance of Diaspora Bonds;
Gambian Diaspora Technical Support (GDTS) and diaspora investment

Partnership between GK Partners, Swiss Government & Gambia Government

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Diaspora Strategy
(Research & Surveys)
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Gambia Diaspora
Directorate
Gambia Diaspora Month
(15 Dec to 14 Jan)
Remittances
& Investment
Stake in the Nation Forum
(Annual Event)
Capacity Development
(Training & Support)
Gambia House Model
(Diaspora Diplomacy)
Diaspora Networks
(Organisations & Groups)
Rabat Process
(Euro-African Dialogue)
Global & Bi-Lateral Engagement

Diaspora Strategy (Research & Surveys)

One of the major exercises of the MSDG Project is to undertake research, analyses, consultations, drafting, validation and adoption of a Gambian Diaspora Policy and Implementation Plan. This exercise will involve consultations with the key stakeholders in the diaspora and in Gambia, so that there is diverse engagement in the process and ownership of the emergent policy. The main outputs shall be a 10-year Gambian Diaspora Policy and Strategy (2018-27), and a 3-year practical implementation plan and operational schedule.  

The research involves review and analyses of relevant existing reports, including the assessment of the policies and strategies of countries comparable to the Gambia migration and diaspora situation. Primary research will be undertaken in the form Survey Questionnaires, Thematic Consultations, and Expert Interviews.

Thematic Consultations: To further explore how Gambians in the diaspora want to enhance their contribution to specific aspects of Gambian development, four thematic webinar consultations will be conducted. The schedule for the Thematic Webinar Consultations is as follows:

  • Optimising Actual, Virtual and Circular Diaspora Contributions – Date and time to be confirmed
  • Enhancing the Role of Commercial and Social Enterprises – Date and time to be confirmed
  • Enhancing the Role of Alumni, Home Town, and Civil Society Organisations – Date and time TBC
  • Facilitating Diaspora Participation in Gambian Policy and Elections – Date and time TBC

(There will be a separate face-to-face consultation meeting with Gambian irregular migrants in Italy).

Expert Interviews: The research exercise will also include anonymised interviews with experts, practitioners, and activists. These will include a stratified sample of Gambian diaspora in different regions of the world, and others such as: key diaspora organisations, diaspora media, diaspora returnees, non-diaspora bloggers and journalists, diplomats from countries with Gambian migrants, representatives of international agencies and NGOs, members of the public (urban, rural and semi-rural), etc.

Survey Questionnaire: If you are a Gambian Diasporan (including second generation) or migrant, please help shape the Gambian Diaspora Strategy by completing the Diaspora Strategy Survey Questionnaire.

(There will be a separate survey questionnaire for policymakers, government and institutional officials in The Gambia)