Together we are strong – networking events for Diaspora organisations

Are you working with a Diaspora organisation to improve the lives of people in your country of origin? Would you like to share your experience and ideas with other volunteers and organisations?

CIM Forum

  • Annual exchange and networking event
  • Around 100 participants from the diaspora of our 25 partner countries
  • Participants include representatives of BMZ, CIM and other organisations

Your profile

  • You work with a non-profit Diaspora organisations registered in Germany.
  • You carry out non-profit projects in one of our priority countries.
  • You are a highly qualified expert from a migrant background and want to actively support your country of origin.

Helping to build strong networks

We firmly believe that together we can achieve more. This is especially true in the non-profit sector. Many associations ask themselves the same questions when looking to successfully implement projects, find the right partners or initiate change. We want to help Diaspora organisations share their experience and build strong networks.

CIM Forum on Migration for Development

To this end, we organise an annual CIM Forum on Migration for Development, a networking event that offers a platform for representatives of the diaspora of our 25 partner countries to discuss their work, establish new contacts and maintain existing networks. The event programme addresses current issues relevant to development cooperation and offers various formats for discussion and exchange – from presentations, panel discussions and info points to mini fairs and interactive group work. Participants also have an opportunity to give a presentation on their projects and the areas they work in.

Around 100 participants take part in the CIM Forum each year. The event is also attended by representatives of BMZ, CIM, Engagement Global and other organisations.

CIM-Forum 2017

Sharing experiences at the CIM-Forum


If you or your Diaspora organisation would like to take part in the next CIM Forum, please email us.We will gladly add you to our mailing list and keep you informed about upcoming events.


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