Regional maps depicting some of the places Vancouver diasporas identify with. Photo: Franciska Hidayat
On January 19, 2011, members of Vancouver's diaspora and development communities came together to exchange stories and ideas.
A Sri Lankan immigrant to Canada writes about the experience of promoting development in her country of origin.
Members of the diaspora in Vancouver are shaping development projects - from the medical to the educational.
Members of the diaspora engage their communities, here in Vancouver and around the world, to facilitate change in their places of origin in a variety of ways.