Report: Mapping of Kyrgyz Diaspora Compatriots and Migrants Abroad 2021
The report on Mapping of Kyrgyz Diaspora, Compatriots and Migrants abroad was commissioned by IOM within the framework of the project “Leveraging Diaspora Funding into Climate Action” funded by IOM Development Fund and managed by IOM Kyrgyzstan in collaboration with the government and nongovernment stakeholders involved.
The overall goal of the project is to contribute to supporting the Government of the Kyrgyz Republic’s strategic vision in climate change adaptation with a special focus on channeling diaspora funding to support climate action. This objective will be achieved by generating evidence of motivational factors among diaspora members and compatriots with regard to supporting climate action (mitigation or adaptation) in the Kyrgyz Republic and improving awareness and capacities of national stakeholders, particularly relevant government institutions (e.g., Climate Finance Centre and National Council on Diaspora), about the role of diaspora funding in the context of climate finance. IOM generates knowledge through research, and leverages the knowledge generated through the research and stakeholder engagement to build the capacity of relevant government institutions through trainings on Migration, Environment and Climate Change and diaspora engagement, ministerial briefings, and by supporting relevant national initiatives such as the National Action Plan for Migration Policy. It is expected that the initiative will contribute towards the recognition of the role that diaspora can play supporting climate action in the Kyrgyz Republic.