Diaspora and Development

Enabling, Engaging and Empowering Diaspora for Development

Local content policies: a channel for diaspora reintegration in countries of origin?

News Date: 
06/14/13
Location: 
Switzerland

Local content policies: a channel for diaspora reintegration in countries of origin?

Lunchtime side event at IDM 2013: Diaspora Ministerial Conference

When: Tuesday 18 June 2013, 13:30 – 14:30

Where: Room 2, International Conference Centre Geneva (CICG)

Several governments have introduced local content policies to guide the hiring and purchasing behavior of foreign companies licensed to exploit their natural resources. This interactive panel discussion will explore ways that governments can align these policies with broader concerns to attract the return of their skilled diasporas.

This discussion will be of particular interest to governments that have developed or are developing local content policies (whether focused around natural resources or other sectors), their international development partners, and international organizations working to support migration and development strategies.

Moderator: Chukwu-Emeka Chikezie, Director, Up!-Africa Limited

Agenda

Case study presentation: “Leveraging local content policies for broader economic development: lessons from Mongolia” – Göran Hultin, CEO Caden Corporation and Vice-Chair, World Economic Forum’s Global Agenda Council on Migration

Panel discussion:

Ministers and experts in the field of labour, employment, and migration and development will enrich the discussion by sharing experiences and lessons learnt.

Audience Q&A