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About Jane Mwangi

Jane Mwangi Diaspora Interlink About us At Diaspora Interlink we believe in mutually beneficial linkages between the diaspora and their country of origin. We therefore specialize in twofold functions: a) We link the Diaspora to available opportunities at home. b) We work with government agencies, organizations, banks, institutions, counties and individuals to implement comprehensive strategies for them to gainfully connect with their Diasporas. Why we do what we do Many members of the diaspora are interested in seizing available opportunities in their home countries for personal and communal benefits but do not have adequate information about available opportunities and appropriate facilitation and linkages to exploit those opportunities. On the other hand, there is a growing interest among leaders and practitioners in the public, private non-profit and private for profit sectors who seek to engage the diaspora and are seeking for comprehensive strategies of engaging the diaspora more effectively. This is due to the realization that the diaspora have the potential to contribute to the economic, social and political development of their home countries through financial flows, investments and trade, as well as by bringing back home new skills and knowledge, ideas, cultures, attitudes and social and capital flows, and political identities and practices, among other benefits. Diaspora Interlink seeks to link the Diaspora to available opportunities at home as well as connect government agencies, organizations, banks, institutions, counties and individuals to their Diasporas. Vision To leverage diaspora potential to achieve a win-win situation for the diaspora and their home country. Mission - Our mission is to link the diaspora to opportunities in their countries of origin as well as devise viable strategies for government agencies, organizations, institutions, counties and individuals to engage their Diasporas. Core Values - Commitment to integrity, reliability and innovation Founder and Managing Director Dr. Jane Njeri Mwangi (Kenyan), is the Managing Director of Diaspora Interlink, with the responsibility of coordinating services to the diaspora and services to institutions, organizations, groups and individuals to engage the diaspora Relevant qualifications  PhD in Migration Studies from the University of Ghana, Legon.  PhD research - The development potential of the Kenyan Diaspora to contribute to Kenya Vision 2030.  Masters in Economic Policy Management from the University of Ghana, Legon  Masters in International Studies from the University of Nairobi.  Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology from the University of Nairobi Dr. Mwangi is an expert in Diaspora issues and she believes it is possible to have a win-win situation for the diaspora and their home country. In this pursuit, she is involved in linking the Diaspora to available opportunities at home as well as connecting government agencies, organizations, banks, and other institutions to the Diaspora. A native of Nakuru County, in Kenya, Jane moved to Ghana in 2002 and only returned back to Kenya in 2014. Her twelve years in Ghana gave her a wealth of first-hand experience as a member of the Diaspora. In the course of her stay in Ghana, she was at one time the liaison person between Kenyans living in Ghana, and the Kenyan High Commission in charge of West Africa, based in Abuja. She was also involved in research geared towards encouraging the Government of Kenya to establish a diplomatic office in Ghana. Dr Mwangi was also a lecturer at the University of Ghana for seven years. Jane is also an Associate Volunteer with the Fellowship of Christian Unions (FOCUS). What we Offer 1) Information to the Diaspora and people visiting Kenya • Investment opportunities in Kenya • Buying/selling property in Kenya • Finding a house to rent for a given duration in Kenya • Finding a car to buy/ hire in Kenya • Finding good medical care • Banking & other financial services in Kenya • Legal services in Kenya • Schools in Kenya • Employment opportunities in Kenya • Tours and Travel Services • Project Management Services 2) Consultancy Services to the Diaspora and People visiting Kenya a) Investment Advisory Services Provide independent analysis on suitable business and investment opportunities for the diaspora. Provide advisory services on investment options. Verify investment projects – e.g. checking and giving reports on the progress of on-going investment projects Verify documents e.g. certificates, title deeds and other legal documents. Do property and land searches. Facilitate business transactions:  Contacting banks on behalf of the clients.  Helping in the process of business registration.  Contacting business associates. b) Career link Provide employment information to diaspora professionals interested in returning home for employment.  By sending their resume and a registration form to the Diaspora Interlink, these professionals become eligible to receive periodic notices of available job openings.  In addition to sending the professionals notices of job openings, Diaspora Interlink also sends the prospective employers the resumes of interested job applicants. c) Consultancy services to diaspora returnees Facilitate reintegration of Returning diaspora: o Give consultancy services to returnees to help them reintegrate o Providing information on importation of goods from their country of residence to Kenya – duty exemptions, shipment etc. 3) Services to Potential Diaspora Consultancy Kenyans relocating to places like US, Canada, UK etc.  Giving them support in terms of where to settle, families to host them etc. Consultancy services to students who want to study abroad  Consultancy on possible education opportunities abroad  Providing university promotional materials to students who want to study abroad  Linking students with universities abroad 4) Services for Engaging the Diaspora We offer consultancy services to government agencies, organizations, banks, institutions, counties and individuals in their efforts to engage the diaspora. a) Strategy Consultancy • Analysing potential • Identifying specific opportunities • Implementing policies, programmes and projects • Measuring results b) Global Networking • Building database • Building networks • Changing skills and attitude • Following process • Measuring results C) Training and Capacity Building • Identifying needs • Designing material • Running courses • Measuring results D) Philanthropy and Fundraising • Researching prospects • Devising strategy • Launching campaigns • Measuring results E) Engaging • Building database • Identifying talent • Recruiting prospects • Measuring results F) Research Diaspora Interlink structures research around clusters and concentrations. These clusters and concentrations will not be mutually exclusive e.g. Diaspora Business and Investment, Diaspora Diplomacy etc. Contacts Rattansi Education Trust Building 2nd Floor Suite D18 Koinange Street TEL: +254737140000 EMAIL: info@diasporainterlink.com P.O BOX 19208-00100 NAIROBI, KENYA www.diasporainterlink.com
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