Expanding and strengthening the participation of the Diaspora

The Diaspora Participation Coordination Directorate has been set up with a number of existing experiences and the current type and purpose of the Diaspora. Under the Directorate of Trade, it is a key part of the business and tourism division. It will provide the Agency with a single window service for the business and investment activities carried out by the Diaspora. The Diaspora Tourism Organizations and Diaspora Associations engaged in tourism support to increase of the role of Diaspora and the country-promoting programs organized by the Diaspora. Formats and coordinates projects that will allow the Diaspora to visit and explore the tourist destination areas found of the in our country.

Knowledge and technology transfer Unit is one of the jobs that the Agency has been working on to build and strengthen existing experiences. Knowledge and technology transfer sector plays a major role working as part of the Ministry of Education particularly the Ministry of Innovation and Technology and the Ministry of Science and Higher Education. It will coordinate activities in modernizing the work of universities, hospitals, and other educational and training institutions through the support the Diaspora or other donor agencies acquired the Diaspora. It works jointly with the relevant institutions to organize the best practices of trade and investment participation in a systematic manner to expand and distribute in the country.

The resource gathering and project division is a third part, which primarily aims to widen of the source of resources and contribute to the national development with the help of projects that are already being developed. It will work to involve the diverse Diaspora communities in the selected small and intermediate projects in the home country. The Diaspora associations will also promote and support project activities to benefit from a variety of Civic Society Funds. At the agency level, it coordinates different tasks in designing projects and fund raising of diverse projects related to the Diaspora society (eg, children, women, seniors and persons with disabilities). Provides project assistance to help the diaspora coordinate their internal capacities and mobilize additional resources from outside sources to provide civic and charitable activities in their home country. It will work with international agencies to prepare projects for Capacity Building of agency, staff and government agencies related to the work of the Agency. Constantly supervises the use of additional resources available. Generally, this unit is dedicated to expanding resources and providing a better experience for the Agency as a strong institution.

The Diaspora Associations and Charities Welfare Department works to strengthen the Diaspora Associations at the foreign and national level. It will provide professional associations, ways to enhance their wealth options and legal support. It will coordinate the efforts of Ethiopian Diaspora and foreign nationals to volunteer in education, health, community services and other sectors.
It works to create a union between the various organizations established by the Ethiopian Diaspora and Ethiopian nationals living in various parts of the world. The society encourages the provision of community services in the home country and facilitates the conditions. It will seek legal and regulatory policies to address the problems the Ethiopian diaspora association encounters. It creates opportunities for Ethiopian associations in the country to work and the Diaspora unions to work together and build capacity. The Diaspora Associations coordinates the establishment of various types of charitable institutions in their countries and strengthen existing institutions through financial, professional and material support.