The Role of the Diaspora in Meeting Africa’s Development Needs
In this edition of Wilson Center NOW we are joined by Southern Voices Network for Peacebuilding Scholar Richmond Commodore. He discusses his Wilson Center project Beyond Remittances: Engaging the Diaspora to Meet Africa’s Development Financing Needs. Commodore examines how African diaspora populations around the world continue to provide a key revenue stream for countries throughout the continent.
The Africa Program works to address the most critical issues facing Africa and U.S.-Africa relations, build mutually beneficial U.S.–Africa relations, and enhance knowledge and understanding about Africa in the United States. The Program achieves its mission through in-depth research and analyses, including our blog Africa Up Close, public discussion, working groups, and briefings that bring together policymakers, practitioners, and subject matter experts to analyze and offer practical options for tackling key challenges in Africa and in U.S.-Africa relations. Read more