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In 2020 Ashoka’s Globalizer launched a new podcast series on systems change with the first 6-episode season. That season was produced in partnership between Fergal Byrne, the host of the well-known Inspiring Social Entrepreneurs podcast, and Odin Muehlenbein, partner at Ashoka Germany and co-lead of the Systems Unit at Ashoka Globalizer. The first season explores how experienced social entrepreneurs - Jordan Kassalow, Jeroo Billimoria, Michael Sani, Kendis Peris - and Silvia Bastante, as a s ...
 
There are huge global problems that we hear about on a daily basis, so it’s my goal to explore these with you; to get a deeper understanding of what makes these issues complex, who are the stakeholders involved, and what progress is being made to solve some of these challenges. Together, we’re going to speak with movers and shakers in the business and impact worlds to learn more about their work in creating a better world. We promise to be candid and open to having our views challenged, whil ...
 
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Hello and welcome to another episode of the Migration & Diaspora Podcast. We're taking a break from recording at the moment as we are in a particularly busy period delivering projects for several of our clients, but in case you were missing us, we wanted to make sure that we got this discussion to your airwaves ASAP. I really enjoyed this conversat…
 
Interview with Dr. Yuhyun Park, Founder of DQ - Global Standards for Digital Literacy, Skills, and Readiness, on building a new field, Digital Intelligence, and shifting mindsets around it. Dr. Yuhyun Park is a world-leading expert in digital skills and child online safety. She created the Digital Intelligence (DQ) concept and framework, which is t…
 
In this episode, we speak with Princess, former journalist turned social entrepreneur, on her groundbreaking work in Nigeria and Africa to prevent and reduce vulnerability and exposure to sexual violence, especially among women and children. Princess shares with us how she strategically set out to raise awareness around this issue, which, until rec…
 
The third season of the Ashoka Systems Change podcast explores how to influence the way people think, to change the way society works. In Episode 1 Olga Shirobokova, co-lead of the Systems Unit at Ashoka Globalizer and lead developer of the on-line course on this topic, speaks with Nadine Freeman, co-director of Ashoka Globalizer, to introduce list…
 
Hello and welcome to the Migration & Diaspora Podcast, with me your co-host, Aurore. Today, I'm joined by Fridah Ntarangwi, Founder and Managing Director of Zidi Circle to talk about how Zidi Circle is aiming to bridge the African diaspora venture funding gap. About Fridah Originally from Kenya, Fridah founded the first-ever diaspora entrepreneursh…
 
Hello and welcome to the Migration & Diaspora Podcast, with me your co-host, Aurore. Today, I'm joined Kemo Camara, CEO and Founder of Omek to talk about the complexity of the African diaspora and how a psychographic segmentation of the latter led him to found Omek. About Kemo Originally from Guinea, Kemo is the founder of Omek, a community-centric…
 
Hello and welcome to another episode of the Migration & Diaspora Podcast, with me your host, Loksan Harley from Homelands Advisory - your independent migration agency. Today, we've got a true rockstar of the migration and development field, Sonia Plaza, on the show to share her insights and lessons learned from a long and distinguished career worki…
 
Hello and welcome to the Migration & Diaspora Podcast, with me your host, Loksan Harley. Today, we're delighted to welcome Jenny Wright from the International Organization for Migration's (IOM) Tunisia country office on the show to talk about the integration of international migrants in Tunisia. About Jenny Jenny Wright has been either working or v…
 
Hello and welcome to the Migration & Diaspora Podcast, with me your host, Loksan Harley from Homelands Advisory. Today, I'm joined by my friend Asier Ansorena, Senior Change Leader at Ashoka, to talk about diaspora networks and social entrepreneurship. About Asier Originally from Spain, Asier completed his studies in Economics and Political Science…
 
Hello and welcome to the Migration & Diaspora Podcast, with me your host Loksan Harley. In today's episode, I'm delighted to be joined by Colleen Thouez, one of the foremost experts in the field of city-level migration governance. About Colleen Colleen Thouez is currently a senior fellow at the New School’s Zolberg Institute, where she directs the …
 
Today, we have with us Larisa Lara from the International Organization for Migration (IOM) - one of the true unsung heroes of the diaspora engagement field - to tell us all about the landmark summit on diaspora engagement that took place just three weeks ago in April 2022. About Larisa Lara Larisa is the Transnational Communities and Digital Commun…
 
Hello and welcome back to the Migration & Diaspora Podcast, with me your host, Loksan Harley. Really excited to present you with the first of a new season of podcasts about everything migration and diaspora. And what better way to kick off the new season than by bringing to your airwaves one of the foremost migration communicators and someone who I…
 
In this episode we meet Sumitra Pasupathy, who is the Global Partnerships Director at Ashoka. Ashoka is absolutely legendary in the world of social entrepreneurship. And it's based on the idea that the most powerful force for good in the world is a social entrepreneur. Sumi is a social entrepreneur and the Co-founder and Director of Playeum, an inn…
 
Today I have a very special guest for you dialling in from Bangkok, Thailand. She leads the incubation programs for young entrepreneurs in over 24 countries at the Youth Co:Lab, an initiative co-led by the UNDP Asia-Pacific and Citi Foundation to economically empower the next generation in the region, through youth entrepreneurship and government i…
 
Hello and welcome to another episode of the Migration & Diaspora Podcast - a show about all things migration, with me your host, Loksan Harley from Homelands Advisory. Today, we're going local. We're talking all about city-level migration governance with Lamine Abbad from the International Centre for Migration Policy Development (ICMPD) and Fátima …
 
Hello and you're listening to another episode of the Migration & Diaspora Podcast - a podcast about all things migration. Today, I'm thrilled to welcome human trafficking expert, Lori Mann, to the show to talk about trafficking in persons legal cases in which the victims of trafficking themselves are on trial as defendants. But first, about Lori. L…
 
Hello and welcome to the Migration & Diaspora Podcast, hosted by me, Loksan Harley, from Homelands Advisory, your independent migration and diaspora agency. Today, I'm delighted to be joined by Aurélia Donnard to talk about mixed migration in West Africa. Aurélia became Mixed Migration Manager for West Africa at the Mixed Migration Centre (MMC) in …
 
Hello and you're listening to another episode of the Migration & Diaspora Podcast, powered by Homelands Advisory. Today, we've got Peter Kwok with us, who is the Chair of both the newly-formed Global Diaspora Confederation and the UK Federation of Chinese Professionals. Peter is originally from Hong Kong but has spent much of his career and life in…
 
Good morning and you're listening to another episode of the Migration & Diaspora Podcast, with me your host, Loksan Harley from Homelands Advisory. I'm delighted to present to you today a lovely interview with a team member and diaspora participant of the Connecting Diaspora 4 Development (CD4D) programme, which is implemented by the International …
 
A very good morning to you and you're listening to the Migration & Diaspora Podcast, one of the fastest-growing podcasts on migration and diaspora issues in the world... probably. I'm delighted to welcome to the show, Almaz Negash, the Founder and Executive Director of the African Diaspora Network (ADN), an exciting network, based in Silicon Valley…
 
Good morning and you're listening to the Migration & Diaspora Podcast, a show about anything and everything migration and diaspora. Today, I am most excited to share with you this interview with Oleg Chirita, Head of Global Initiatives at the International Centre for Migration Policy Development (ICMPD), about his experiences as an engaged member o…
 
Good morning and you're listening to the Migration & Diaspora Podcast, with me Loksan Harley from Homelands Advisory. Today, we've got my friend, Shabari Nair from the International Labour Organization's (ILO) New Delhi office, on the show to talk us through South Asia's migration mega trends. Shabari is the Labour Migration Specialist for South As…
 
Good morning and you're listening to the Migration & Diaspora Podcast, with me your host, Loksan Harley from Homelands Advisory. Today's guest is Oula Tarssim, the German Development Cooperation's (GIZ) Tunisia Coordinator for the Migration & Diaspora Programme. Oula was born and raised in Germany to Tunisian parents. She started her career in mark…
 
Good morning and welcome to another episode of the Migration & Diaspora Podcast, where we discuss everything to do with the movement of people. Today, we've got Glen Hodgson from Free Trade Europa on the show to talk about a trend that has certainly defined my life, but also the lives of many others, and the global economy. I'm talking about the pl…
 
Hello, you're listening to the Migration & Diaspora Podcast, with me Loksan Harley. Today we're talking all about the state of free movement of persons across the African continent with Amanda Bisong. Amanda is a Policy Officer at the European Centre for Development Policy Management (ECDPM), an independent think tank based in Maastricht, the Nethe…
 
Welcome to a very special episode of the Migration & Diaspora Podcast. Today I have on the show Christine Esson, Co-founder and CEO of the Scottish Business Network (SBN), and Walter May, Founder and CEO of GlobalWelsh. First of all, a bit about of Christine, Walter, and their organisations. Christine is a practically focused economic development s…
 
Hello and welcome to another episode of the Migration & Diaspora Podcast, hosted from East Sussex, UK, by me, Loksan Harley. Today I am excited to bring to your airwaves a discussion with Julia Black from the International Organization for Migration's (IOM) Global Migration Data Analysis Centre (GMDAC). Julia coordinates IOM's Missing Migrants Proj…
 
Good morning and you are listening to the Migration & Diaspora Podcast, a podcast where we talk about all things migration. I'm your host Loksan Harley and as always I'm so happy to be bringing the best of the best migration and diaspora experts to your airwaves to share what they're working on and what they've learned. And today I'm joined by my f…
 
Hello, you're listening to the Migration & Diaspora Podcast, with me your host, Loksan Harley. Today, we've got Felipe Muñoz, Chief of the Migration Unit at the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), with us to talk about Latin America's migration mega-trends. A bit about Felipe. He's been in his current position leading IDB's migration practice si…
 
Hello and welcome to another episode of the Migration & Diaspora Podcast, with me your host, Loksan Harley. Today I'm joined by Jenna Holliday to take a look at migration through the gendered lens. So a bit about my friend, Jenna Holliday. Jenna is a migration, labour rights and gender specialist. Jenna consults extensively for United Nations and o…
 
Hello and welcome to a US presidential special edition episode of the Migration & Diaspora Podcast, a show with me your host, Loksan Harley, about all things migration. Today, I have Jessica Bolter from the Migration Policy Institute (MPI) with us to talk about the newly-elected President Joe Biden's migration agenda. Jessica Bolter is an Associate…
 
Hello and welcome again to the Migration & Diaspora Podcast, a show where we discuss everything migration. Today I'm speaking with a true powerhouse in the field of migrant rights in Asia, William Gois. William is the current regional coordinator of Migrant Forum in Asia (MFA), a regional network of grassroots organisations, trade unions, faith-bas…
 
Hello and a big welcome, or bienvenue, to another episode of the Migration & Diaspora Podcast, with me your host Loksan Harley. Today I'm absolutely thrilled to be joined by Audrey Jolivel from the International Centre for Migration Policy Development (ICMPD) to talk about the role of inter-state migration dialogues in migration governance. Audrey …
 
This episode invites you to a conversation among the representatives of three fields – a social entrepreneur, a former government official and a funder interested in supporting cooperation between social entrepreneurs and governments. Listen to the experiences and recommendations of Denisa Livingston, an Ashoka Fellow empowering Navajo communities …
 
The third episode of season two examines how cooperation among social entrepreneurs can help governments design effective support measures for the whole field of social entrepreneurship. We spoke to Markus Sauerhammer, Chair of the German Association of Social Entrepreneurs, and learned what helped them get to the point when every political party i…
 
Hello and welcome to yet another episode of the Migration & Diaspora Podcast, with me your host Loksan Harley. Today we're returning to the fascinating topic of migration and development and how each affects the other. And I have the ideal guest on to share her wisdom on the topic - Dr Melissa Siegel from the United Nations University Maastricht Ec…
 
In the second episode of Season 2, Sascha Haselmayer and Olga Shirobokova explore the role communities play in keeping governments accountable. You will hear examples of how social entrepreneurs from Peru, the UK, Romania, India and the US empower people affected by a social problem to take charge and effectively engage with governments in order to…
 
The second season of the Ashoka Systems Change podcast explores how social entrepreneurs can effectively work with governments to improve systems together. In Episode 1 you will hear a conversation between Sascha Haselmayer, a seasoned social entrepreneur and an Ashoka Fellow who has worked with 135 municipal governments across the world to improve…
 
Hello and welcome to another episode of the Migration & Diaspora Podcast, with me your host, Loksan Harley. Today I've got Colin Rajah on the show to talk about, in his words, the "messy but beautiful" business of advocating for civil society in global migration governance. Colin is the Coordinator of the Civil Society Action Committee (AC), the la…
 
Hello and welcome to another episode of the Migration & Diaspora Podcast, a show in which we talk about anything and everything to do with migration; with me your host Loksan Harley. Today I have the honour of being joined by Onyekachi Wambu, Executive Director of the African Foundation for Development (AFFORD-UK), to talk about his illustrious car…
 
Hello, you're listening to the Migration & Diaspora Podcast, with me your host, Loksan Harley. It's January 2021 so a very happy new year to you and let's hope this year is much better than 2020; I mean, it really has to be, right. For those of you subscribed already to this podcast's mailing list, I hope you enjoyed the new year update that I sent…
 
Today you’re in for a treat. I have a really interesting guest for you who works in the impact investment space. Now you might have heard about impact investing before, but for many people this is quite a new and up and coming area of investing. So, we’re going to find out more about what exactly it’s all about. Kevin is the Head of Impact Investme…
 
Hello and thanks for joining me your host, Loksan Harley, for another episode of the Migration & Diaspora Podcast. I'm very lucky to be joined today by Dr Marika McAdam to discuss a special birthday that is taking place this year: the 20th birthday of the three Palermo protocols to address trafficking in persons, the smuggling of migrants and the t…
 
Welcome to the Migration & Diaspora Podcast with me your host, Loksan Harley. Today I'm joined by Dr Daniela Villacres to talk about the fascinating topic of diaspora engagement in humanitarianism. Daniela specialises on diaspora, remittances, and civic engagement mechanisms in the context of both international development and humanitarian assistan…
 
Hello, I'm Loksan Harley and you're listening to another episode of the Migration & Diaspora Podcast, a show about all things migration. I'm joined today by Hannah Thinyane to talk about Apprise, which is a tool for screening vulnerable populations with the potential to unmask situations of forced labour and human trafficking. A little bit about Ha…
 
Hello and welcome to today's episode of the Migration & Diaspora Podcast, a show in which we talk about anything and everything to do with migration; with me your host Loksan Harley. Today, we are lucky to have with us Katy Barwise from the International Organization for Migration's (IOM) European Regional Office to talk about her and IOM's mission…
 
Good afternoon, you're listening to the Migration & Diaspora Podcast, a podcast where we discuss all things related to migration and diaspora, with me your host, Loksan Harley. On this week's episode, we're joined by an absolute rockstar of a guest, Eric Guichard. Calling in from his home in Maryland, USA, Eric is CEO of Homestrings, which he found…
 
Hello and welcome to today's episode of the Migration & Diaspora Podcast, with me your host Loksan Harley. Today, I have Jermaine Grant on the show, who joins us from his hometown of Georgetown, Guyana. Jermaine has been working in the field of migration for the past 10 years. Most recently he was a Technical Officer, working with Guyana's Minister…
 
Hello and welcome to today's episode of the Migration & Diaspora Podcast, a show in which we talk about anything and everything to do with migration; with me your host Loksan Harley. For today’s episode, I was joined by a rising star in the migration world, Timo Schmidt, to talk about the European Union’s brand-new Pact on Migration and Asylum, whi…
 
Welcome to today's episode of the Migration & Diaspora Podcast, a podcast about all things migration, with me your host Loksan Harley. Today I'm joined by Paul Clewett to discuss the fascinating topic of strategic communications and behavioural-based migration interventions. Paul is an independent consultant specialising in research, evaluation and…
 
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