Cuso International Partnership With Manyatta Network Connects Professionals With Opportunities

Cuso International’s Diasporas for Development Programming builds upon over a decade of work the organization has undertaken to engage diaspora volunteers and communities in Canada and the US. The unprecedented size of the diaspora today combined with a greater than ever frequency in transnational movements, places them in a unique position to challenge current development models and experiment with new ideas and approaches.

In Canada, 6.18 million Canadians were born outside of the country. Statistics Canada estimates that by 2031 approximately 47% of the population will be immigrants, or have at least one parent who was born in a different country.

Canada is now the country with the highest proportion of diaspora population and Cuso International recognizes that members of diaspora communities have a long history of contributing in significant ways to the social and economic development of their country

Manyatta Network is a non-profit organization committed to creating professional networking opportunities for the African Diaspora. They champion positive change by showcasing social entrepreneurs and organizations that are making a positive impact in communities across Canada. With over 2,000 subscribers in 3 cities: Toronto, Montreal, and Ottawa, Cuso International and Manyatta Network share interests towards achieving common objectives and narrative of the African continent.

With the need to strengthen innovation and diversity in our programming, and respond creatively to the ever evolving North American and global context, the Diasporas for Development Program is an important and vital approach in our efforts to achieve greater development impact.

Cuso International’s partnership with Manyatta Network will connect the African Diaspora, build awareness, leverage key skills and resources to deliver quality programming and support the recruitment efforts of African’s to participate as agents of change that promote volunteerism, philanthropy, social action and good governance throughout the continent. Interested in sharing your skills and transforming lives, visit our volunteer opportunities!

Cuso International was proud to take part in the Manyatta Cares Gala in Toronto,  on October 21, 2017.