DEMAC International Conference "Enhancing coordination in humanitarian settings"

DEMAC invites for our annual international conference with participation from diasporas, institutional humanitarian actors, relevant researchers, and policy makers to present and discuss current topics on diaspora engagement in humanitarian responses.

The objective of the conference is to

  • provide a space for relevant actors to come together and exchange on the latest developments in the sector;
  • connect the community working on and/or in diaspora humanitarianism; and
  • provide a platform to engage and build ties with each other.

This shall create and strengthen strong networks across the globe between the various actors. Some of the essential questions to be discussed at the international conference will be around how the diaspora engagement can be further reflected and integrated in the humanitarian system, and what could make it attractive for diaspora actors to engage with the humanitarian system.

We invite you to join this conference to be part of forward-thinking panels and discussions.

Date and Time

Monday, May 30th, 2022 - 10:00 - 4:30 PM

Tuesday, May 31st, 2022 - 09:00 - 3:30 PM Diaspora-to-Diaspora Meetings (upon invitation only) 

In-Person Event

Geneva, Switzerland


Conference Programme 30 MAY

09.00 – 10.00       Registration and Coffee

10.00 – 10.45       Opening and Key Note Speeches

10.45 – 12.15       Panel Discussion

12.30 – 13.45       Lunch

13.45 – 15.00       Sharing & Learning: Parallel Sessions

15.00 – 15.20       Break

15.20 – 16.15       DEMAC Research & Findings: A Conversation

16.15 – 16.30       Closing Remarks


Conference Programme 31 MAY

Upon invitation or for diaspora organizations only!

09.00 – 10.15       Strategic Advisory Board Meeting

10.15 – 10.45       Break

10.45 – 12.00       Technical Reference Group Meeting

12.00 – 13.30       Lunch

13.30 – 15.30       Diaspora meets Diaspora: Networking and Learning from each other

15.30 – 15.35       Closing Remarks


See the full conference programme HERE




The language of this conference will be English

COVID-19 Requirements

DEMAC will ensure that Swiss COVID-19 safety measures at the time of the conference will be followed, which can include a vaccination requirement, testing, masking and social distancing. Further information will be shared with participants closer to the start date of the conference.



Genève, Geneva, Switzerland

Registration Deadline

09 May 2022

Event Type



DEMAC - Diaspora Emergency Action & Coordination


DEMAC - Diaspora Emergency Action & Coordination

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