Diaspora in strengthening health system in a fragile state: Somali diaspora experts as innovation agents.

Research summary

The main objective is to study the ways in which temporarily returning Somali diaspora health experts contribute to strengthening of the health system in Somalia.

We investigate ideas and modes of behaviour that diaspora transfer to communities in their country of origin (Somalia) with intended or unintended societal transformation and capacity building such as transferred skills and knowledge.

The study focuses on the Northeastern regions of Somalia - Somaliland and Puntland, which enjoy relative security, autonomy and progress in development compared to the other regions of the Federal Republic of Somalia.

Description

Research info

Research title
Diaspora in strengthening health system in a fragile state: Somali diaspora experts as innovation agents.

Research timeline
1.1.2018 -

Keywords
building health systems development co-operation diaspora fragile states health care health systems health systems strengthening innovation

Region
Africa

Countries
Finland, Somalia

Institution
University of Tampere
Global Health and Development
Tampere, Finland

Head of research
Anneli Milen

Research team
Saeed Soleman, Mikko Perkkiö, Annariina Koivu, others from Somalia to be decided

Partners
University of Hargeisa, Somaliland University of Tampere

Contact information
Anneli Milen
+ 358 40 5521337
anneli.milen@uta.fi

Record last updated
11.2.2019