Focusing on the global pandemic, our team have recently published an article about the Algerian diaspora’s impressive outpouring of collective solidarity in the UK, asking what motivates such forms of activism. The article looks at concepts of diaspora philanthropy, youth activism and citizenship. We wanted to understand, firstly, how diasporas might be enabled in supporting their communities and then the wider impacts of their crisis responses on processes of social change.
From 10 to 12 November 2021, the RISING Global Peace Forum was back in Coventry, the historical city of peace and reconciliation and currently city of culture. The Youth Futures Algeria project was present alongside Sustainability Leadership Kosovo (SLK) to engage and interact in a panel on “Youth Leadership for sustainability and Peace in Kosovo and Algeria,” facilitated by Dr Jessica Northey.