Capacity-building and diasporic civil society

Peck, Sarah, Dickinson, Jen, Grieve, Tigist, Ogunpaimo, Olaiwola Jamiu and Olajide, Abiola Adekanmi (2023) Capacity-building and diasporic civil society. Development in Practice. ISSN 0961-4524 (In Press)

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Diasporic civil society stakeholders are increasingly incorporated into development programming in order to maximise the potential of their variegated roles in shaping development processes, outcomes, and trajectories. This viewpoint considers capacity-building in the context of diasporic civil society by providing an overview of the varying ways in which diasporic civil society capacity-building is operationalised within the “Northern” global development sector. We then proffer some notes of caution regarding this turn to capacity-building by discussing the implications of such interventions for wider development. We conclude that understanding the extent to which the capacity-building agenda further entrenches exclusionary practices and knowledges in diaspora-centred development approaches requires further research.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: development, Diaspora, capacity-building, migration, civil society
Subjects: F800 Physical and Terrestrial Geographical and Environmental Sciences
Department: Faculties > Engineering and Environment > Geography and Environmental Sciences
Depositing User: Rachel Branson
Date Deposited: 13 Feb 2023 09:23
Last Modified: 13 Feb 2023 09:30

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