Mapping the Armenian Diaspora
To understand the potential of the Armenian Diaspora.
Though there has been a lot of discussion surrounding the professional, scientific, financial and human potential of the Diaspora, it has yet to be clearly identified. The kind of potential that exists, where it is located, and how it can be leveraged through diaspora-homeland partnerships needs to be ascertained.
To this end, the Office of the High Commissioner for Diaspora Affairs has allocated a significant portion of its 2020 budget towards “mapping” the Diaspora: aiming to bridge the significant gap in Armenia-Diaspora cooperation. Recognized as a strategic imperative, the program will be on-going and constantly updated. All personal data acquired during the process will be protected through a specially designed platform.
The mapping program will enable the involvement of Diaspora potential in the development process of the Republic of Armenia, the public life of Armenia, the implementation of joint programs, and the creation of pan-Armenian professional networks.