Empowering global diasporas in the digital era
Diasporas are agents with the capacity to create transnational connections to support their communities both in their countries of origin and in their countries of residence. Technology provides an invaluable tool to galvanize these diasporic efforts to tap into the unlimited potential of the digital space and collaboration. Through technology, diasporas have been at the forefront in developing transnational initiatives to alleviate the ongoing COVID-19 crisis.
We are thrilled to present this special issue, a collaboration between iDiaspora and Routed Magazine. We would like to thank the authors for sharing their experiences and expertise; iDiaspora for this enriching and rewarding partnership, and for the initiative and unwavering commitment of Larisa Lara Guerrero, Transnational Communities and Digital Communications Officer at the IOM Headquarters in Geneva; and you, our readers. We wish you an inspiring reading!
The opinions expressed in this publication are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the International Organization for Migration (IOM) or Routed Magazine.