Connecting, representing and empowering Diaspora Organizations at the global level
Begin your journey with the GDC
GDC is now calling for Regular and Associate Memberships.
You can progress towards next membership grade when you meet the criteria. As Senior Membership will only be opened to application after two years at GDC, we encourage you to apply sooner if interested.
Every quarter, newly applied Diaspora Organizations will be elected at the GDC Membership Committee Meeting. Member DOs that joined in the year will be announced at the annual Global Diaspora Assembly.
There is no membership fee to join the Regular and Associate Memberships.
Please note, Gmail may be required for completing the Membership Application Form,
''The more connected we are,
the stronger our diaspora organizations''
The four types of membership are outlined below
Learn more about each member grade here
Senior Member (2024)
Coordinator of the Sector
Progression towards elected Fellowship
Guardian of the Sector
Progression towards GDC 21, GDC 100 and Senior Fellowship
Become a member
Get started to take your diasporic impact to the next level here
Some Benefits for Regular and Associate Membership
Represent and advocate for your diaspora community at a world's stage
Invitation to Global Diaspora Week and Global Diaspora General Assembly
Opportunity to participate in GDC high-level consultation committee meetings, working groups, and exclusive events
Enter GDAwards and Recognition Programs
Stay tuned for DO sector insights, funding and investment opportunities, and updates for your Diaspora Organization.
Showcase and record your inspiring work for diasporas.
Expand your professional network in the global DO sector, intergovernmental and public sector
Grow your Diaspora Organization by upskilling your team and peer sharing
Chance to become GDC Fellows and Senior Members and represent GDC across the world
Enroll in GDC Academy Programmes for diaspora leadership programs, training in humanitarian assistance, peer to peer exchange, mentorship program and more.