Washington, DC - The U.S. Department of State is proud to announce Global Diaspora Week (GDW), which will run from October 11-17, 2015, and calls for the Department, organizations, and individuals to participate by hosting diaspora-related events and activities around the world.

GDW is held annually to create awareness, enable collaboration and enhance learning amongst those working with diaspora communities in different locations around the world. The week is organized by the International diaspora Engagement Alliance (IdEA), a partnership between the Secretary’s Office of Global Partnerships (S/GP), the U.S. Global Development Lab at the U.S. Agency for International Development, and the Calvert Foundation.

The 2015 GDW will provide a platform to showcase exemplary initiatives in international development and diplomacy by diaspora communities around the world, highlight paths to success for diaspora engagement, and allow for collaboration between the public and private sectors and civil society.