From The OPIC Blog
OPIC has long recognized diaspora investors as valuable partners in global development and the latest Expanding Horizons workshop in Boston on October 14 drew large numbers of diaspora business owners and entrepreneurs from Sub-Saharan Africa.
OPIC hosted the workshop in partnership with The Aspen Institute’s DIAspora Investment Alliance, which works to help channel investments from diaspora communities in the U.S. into their countries of origin in ways that spur lasting positive development impacts. This mission is closely aligned with OPIC’s partnership with U.S. businesses and investors to address major development challenges around the world. Diaspora investors based in the U.S. often have not only a strong network and a deep understanding of business conditions in their countries of origins, but also a motivation to address poverty, insufficient infrastructure and other development challenges.