With the growing number of humanitarian crises and corresponding deficit in relief and aid workers, the Diaspora Emergency Action and Coordination project (DEMAC) has been set up to explore ways to improve diaspora emergency response capacity and coordination structures within the conventional humanitarian system.
DEMAC’s implementation partners are AFFORD, Berghof Foundation, and the Danish Refugee Council (DRC). These 3 organizations have a world of experience working with the diaspora, humanitarian aid and international cooperation within their specific communities and countries of operation. As implementation partners on DEMAC they are responsible for:
- Providing insight into current modalities of diaspora humanitarian initiatives;
- Conducting seminars for diaspora organisations and conventional aid actors to address and reduce identified gaps in knowledge, perception and coordination on both sides, and
- Developing recommendations for improved operational and strategic communication and coordination between Diasporas and conventional humanitarian actors.
To find out more visit www.demac.org or http://www.demac.org/sharing-knowledge/demac-publications