On September 13, 2023, the Office of Global Partnerships (E/GP) led by Special Representative Dorothy McAuliffe hosted an event in collaboration with the International Organization for Migration (IOM) and the U.S. Agency for International Development and the Ukrainian Embassy in the United States to engage with leaders of Philadelphia’s Ukrainian American diaspora community and philanthropic foundations on Ukraine’s recovery and U.S. humanitarian assistance. During Secretary Blinken’s most recent trip to Kyiv on September 6, he pledged an additional $1 billion towards security assistance, humanitarian aid and recovery efforts. This roundtable through GP’s Diaspora Voices and the Ukraine Partnership Series initiatives, aims to mobilize greater private sector investment into these efforts, while simultaneously highlighting the importance of diaspora perspectives on matters of humanitarian aid and recovery.
This private roundtable was the fourth event of the Ukraine Partnership Series—launched in April 2023 as an action-oriented series composed of interactive panels, forums, talks and deep-dive sessions to discuss opportunities for planning, collaboration and investment in Ukraine’s short- and long-term recovery. The goal was to convene diverse stakeholders to share expertise and analyze key sectors in the ongoing efforts.
Diaspora organizations are uniquely positioned to serve as important donors and frontline responders with their ability to quickly mobilize and release funds as well as provide essential humanitarian aid to those in need.
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