Untapped resource

March 25, 2019 00:25 am

Diaspora is a Greek term made up of two words, dia meaning ‘through’ or ‘over’ and speiro meaning ‘dispersal’ or ‘to sow’. It owes much of its origin to the exile of the Jews beyond Israel mainly in the 8th to 6th centuries BC. It is now commonly used in a generic sense for communities of migrants living or settled permanently in other countries, aware of their origins and identity and maintaining various degrees of contact with the mother country.

KATHMANDU, Oct 11: Non-Resident Nepali Association (NRNA) is organizing a three-day ‘1st NRNA Global Knowledge Convention’ with an aim to ‘mobilize the diaspora’s knowledge pool to complement the government’s development efforts’.

WASHINGTON DC, Aug 6: Finance Minister Dr Yubaraj Khatiwada has urged Nepali diaspora to make investments in diverse areas including tourism and finance in Nepal.

KATHMANDU, June 10: Global Policy Forum for Nepal (GPFN), the Association of Nepalis in the Americas (ANA), and Canada Foundation for Nepal (CFFN), Nepali Embassy in Ottawa and NRNA NCC of Canada are jointly organizing a conference entitled “Role of Nepali Diaspora in Higher Education in Nepal” in Toronto, Canada.

How diaspora drives economies

International migration data shows Indians make up the biggest population living outside their country of birth, in 2017.

KATHMANDU, June 25: A group of Nepali living in Spain is set to invite about 1 million tourists visiting Spain’s tourist city Barcelona to visit Nepal via posters from the second week of July.

TOKYO, June 20: The newly appointed Nepali ambassador to Japan, Pratibha Rana, on Sunday received welcome from the Nepali diaspora in Japan.

RATNANAGAR (CHITWAN), June 5: The Nepali diaspora in Israel has extended financial support for Krishna Bahadur Pariyar, who suffered serious head injury after getting struck by a cycle.

TERATHUN, March 3: Terathun – Hong Kong Forum has extended economic support for the families suffering physical losses during the massive fire that ripped through the Sankranti Bazaar more than two months ago.

The journey of indentured labour from India to Mauritius and to other destinations such as Suriname, Guyana, Reunion Island, Fiji, after the abolition of slavery in 1834 has been unknown to many. It is a journey that is often forgotten.

TERATHUN, Jan 21: The victims of the massive fire which struck Sankranti Bazaar on December 16 received support from the Chelibeti Sajmaj UK.

PHALEBASH (Parbat), Oct 15: The Nepalis living in Belgium have extended financial assistance to aid further construction of an under-construction elderly home at Modibedi Dham in Parbat district.

KATHMANDU, Oct 8: Minister for Foreign Affairs Dr Prakash Sharan Mahat has urged the Nepalis all over the world to think about how they could utilize the skills, knowledge and technology they have acquired while living and working in different countries for the economic development and prosperity of Nepal.

LONDON, Oct 8: Nepal's ambassador to the UK, Durga Bahadur Subedi has said that he would work for the interest of Nepal and Nepali people during his four years’ tenure.