Federation of Irish Sports 2017 Conference

  • Posted by castle33
  • On June 2, 2017
Delighted to be asked by CEO James Galvin to MC this Conference which turned out to both illuminating and instructive. After a frank and fortright introduction from Minister of State for Tourism and Sport, Patrick O’Donovan TD there were presentations from a number of sports bodies including cricket, judo, gymnastics, handball, and sailing as well […]
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Diaspora Matters/FMI Commence 5 Million $ USAID Contract

  • Posted by castle33
  • On May 25, 2017
Dublin based consultancy company, Diaspora Matters, have teamed up as implementing partner with Washington based company,FMI, who have been awarded a 5 year $5 million contract from USAID, the foreign aid arm of the US Government. The project is to implement the ‘Harnessing the BiH Diaspora for Economic Activity’ initiative. BiH refers to Bosnia Herzegovina. […]
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Corporate alumni: Gone but not forgotten | The Economist

  • Posted by castle33
  • On April 25, 2017
Interesting article from the Economist about corporate alumni and how more and more companies are developing programmes to connect with former employees. McKinsey are the Rolls Royce gold standard in this space and now many others are following suit. Just think of it in terms of diasporas – but call them company diasporas and then […]
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The Skills Needed for Future Employment

  • Posted by castle33
  • On April 25, 2017
The Sydney based strategy company AlphaBeta recently compiled a fascinating report for the Foundation for Young Australians. The report, entitled “The New Basics” looked at the skills young people will need for the ‘New Work Order’. It is based on the belief that Australia is undergoing the most significant disruption in the world of work […]
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DM Networking Presentation and the National University of Singapore

  • Posted by castle33
  • On April 25, 2017
I recently had the opportunity of giving a presentation on Networking to the students and staff of the Centre for Future-ready Graduates (CFG) at the National University of Singapore (NUS), Asia’s leading university and in the top twenty in the world. The CFG has over 50 staff and is less than two years old and […]
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McKinsey on Migration

  • Posted by Diaspora Matters
  • On December 7, 2016
Kingsley’s Blog – Given the tumultuous and tawdry events of the past year there have been spectacular winners (and how…!!!) and dramatic losers and in that latter category must go migrants and the whole issue of migration – possibly the most toxic topic in current politics. Thus it is timely and encouraging that such a […]
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FT : “Silicon Valley’s European Stars Are Returning Home”

  • Posted by Diaspora Matters
  • On September 8, 2016
KINGSLEY’S BLOG – Interesting article featured in The Financial Times by Lars Fjeldsoe-Nielsen, on how, ten years ago, there was a wave of European born entrepreneurs who headed to Silicon Valley and now we are seeing a steady stream of them returning home to Europe. This just underlines the importance of continuously building networks in […]
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HRA Conference in Washington DC

  • Posted by Diaspora Matters
  • On June 15, 2016
KINGSLEY’S BLOG – Spoke at the HRA Conference in Washington DC – made up of Caribbean countries who want to develop ways to connect with their Diasporas and particularly interested in the Irish Diaspora Engagement Model.
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DM in Georgia to Present to the Innovation and Technology Agency

  • Posted by Diaspora Matters
  • On May 31, 2016
DIASPORA EVENT – Kingsley Aikins of Diaspora Matters is here pictured with Gila Dumbadze, The Minister for the Diaspora of Georgia, in Tbilisi last weekend. Kingsley was invited by the International Organisation for Migration and gave a presentation to the Innovation and Technology Agency with a particular emphasis on how Ireland, India, Israel and other […]
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