Based on a request of the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ), this study examines the characteristics of the Nigerian diaspora in Germany, the level and structures of their organizations and their existing and potential engagement in development. Moreover the potential for cooperation between diaspora organizations and the German Development Cooperation will be identified. Accordingly, the study addresses the following research questions:
1. How is the Nigerian diaspora in Germany comprised? What are the demographic and socio-economic characteristics of Nigerians in Germany?
2. What are the organizations, networks and umbrella associations that structure the Nigerian diaspora in Germany? How do they interact with each other and the Nigerian and German governments?
3. What different social, cultural, economic and/or political activities do Nigerian diaspora organizations carry out to promote development in their country of origin? Which contextual factors shape and influence the engagement?
4. What are the needs and goals of the Nigerian diaspora? What are the needs of the German Development Cooperation in this context? What are the potentials for collaboration?
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