Roundtrip: Bansalan-Holland by Leila Rispens Noel

Roundtrip: Bansalan-Holland by Leila Rispens Noel

ROUNDTRIP: BANSALAN-HOLLAND: I Shall Pass This Way But Once. By Leila Rispens-Noel

GOUDA, The Netherlands (MindaNews/03 April) -- A day before I left for Ouagadougou, the capital of Burkina Faso, we agreed that we would meet on August 4 at 09:30 in the morning at the hotel lobby. That morning I woke up early and just drank a cup of coffee, afraid of being late for my appointment.

ROUNDTRIP: BANSALAN-HOLLAND: Migrant Remittances: Revisited. By Leila Rispens-Noel

GOUDA, The Netherlands (MindaNews/21 January) -- The World Bank began working on international migration and remittances issues with the publication of the Global Development Finance 2003. Chapter 7 was dedicated to remittances. The report captured an unprecedented interest from the financial sector, governments, and international organizations. Since then, migrant remittances had become a regular feature in many conferences and policy discussions on migration and development. In a way, remittances also effectively reversed the tone of the debates. Policy makers are now talking more about the positive contributions of migrants to development because of the money they send home.

ROUNDTRIP: BANSALAN – HOLLAND: Mindanawons’ transnational engagement

GOUDA, The Netherlands NETHERLANDS (MindaNews/26 August) --  Ever heard of diaspora philanthropy?  This collective donation by migrant communities to their homeland is increasingly becoming part of the global philanthropic landscape.