Changing Dynamics of Migrant Entrepreneurial Activities: Implications for the African Diaspora and the UN SDGs (Presentation Slides)

Paper presented at the Migration, inter-connectivity and regional development (MICaRD) Symposium. Regional Studies Association, University of Lincoln, 26 April 2018

11 Pages Posted: 13 May 2018

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Nnamdi O. Madichie

School of Business, Law and Social Sciences, University of Abertay, Dundee

Chinedu Madichie

Nigerians in Diaspora Organisation Europe (NIDOE)

Date Written: April 26, 2018

Abstract

This paper presents a radical departure from what is now replete, and well documented in the literature - i.e. ‘mom and pop’ shops in European migrant populations. Rather our focus is on budding returnee migrants, and transnational entrepreneurs, who have navigated away from traditional means of remittances to their home countries to forging, and leveraging, more structured diasporic connections/ networks as alternative foreign investment mechanisms in and out of ‘home’ and ‘host’ countries. Indeed, from our combined experiences as practitioners and scholars, such missed opportunities need to be acknowledged by key stakeholders in order to mainstream the contribution of the diaspora towards the attainment of the sustainable development goals (SDGs) especially in the light of the missed targets of its predecessor, the millennium development goals (MDGs). In this context, we use the illustrative case of Nigerians in the Diaspora, tapping into the Nigerians in Diaspora Organisation (NIDO) activity network, as well as other similar experiences under the broader framework of the African Diaspora Network Europe (ADNE). Overall the study highlights the medium to long-term implications of these trends/ developments, for the attainment of key pillars of the SDGs in the region of interest – sub-Saharan Africa (SSA).

Keywords: Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), African Diaspora, Nigerians in Diaspora Organisation (NIDO), Diasporic networks

Suggested Citation

Madichie, Nnamdi O. and Madichie, Chinedu, Changing Dynamics of Migrant Entrepreneurial Activities: Implications for the African Diaspora and the UN SDGs (Presentation Slides) (April 26, 2018). Paper presented at the Migration, inter-connectivity and regional development (MICaRD) Symposium. Regional Studies Association, University of Lincoln, 26 April 2018. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3170064

Nnamdi O. Madichie (Contact Author)

School of Business, Law and Social Sciences, University of Abertay, Dundee ( email )

Bell Street
Dundee, DD1
United Kingdom

HOME PAGE: http://https://www.abertay.ac.uk/schools/school-of-business-law-and-social-sciences/

Chinedu Madichie

Nigerians in Diaspora Organisation Europe (NIDOE)

Embassy of Nigeria to Belgium, Luxembourg and EU
288, Avenue du Tervuren
Brussels, 1050
Belgium

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