Diaspora Engagement Affairs General Directorate, the former Ethiopian Expatriate Affairs General Directorate, was established in January 2002 within the Ministry of Foreign Affairs with the mission of working closely with Ethiopian Diaspora and facilitating their activities in Ethiopia. Its aim is to ensure that Diaspora issues are considered in the nation building process.
The stated objectives of the General Directorate are to:
• Serve as a liaison between different federal Ministries, regional Diaspora coordinating offices and Ethiopians in Diaspora;
• Encourage the active involvement of the Ethiopians in Diaspora in socio-economic activities of the country;
• Mobilize the Ethiopian community abroad for a sustained and organized image building.
The Directorate seeks to disseminate accurate information to the Ethiopian community abroad through various media outlets and to keep them informed of issues relevant to them. It also conducts research intended to inform policy as regards the Diaspora’s increased participation in nation building.
Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Diaspora Engagement Affairs General Directorate
P. O. Box 393
Tele +251 115 51 38 84, +251 115 51 73 45
Fax +251 115 51 43 00
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia