FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions
What is GD4D?

GD4D, short for ‘Grenadian Diaspora for Development’ is a project implemented by the Government of Grenada through the Office of Diaspora Affairs, Ministry of Foreign Affairs in partnership with the International Organization for Migration (IOM), which seeks to engage the Grenadian Diaspora all over the world. The project will facilitate the collection of data on skills, resources and the return interest and plans of those willing to support the development of Grenada through organizations and institutions in Grenada. The information collected through the GD4D Project will help to guide Government policies aimed at engaging the Diaspora.

Who can participate in the GD4D project?

All Grenadians living overseas

Do I have to share personal information in the GD4D survey?

Yes.  The information requested will be used by the project’s representatives to compile data on who constitutes the Grenadian Diaspora, where they can be found (state and country), what skills, resources and experiences they would like to share, and what interests they may have in sharing their skills in Grenada.

Will the information shared in the GD4D survey be kept confidential?

Yes, the information shared will be dealt with the strictest confidentiality and will only be used for the purpose intended.

How will the information collected through the GD4D survey be used?

The information will be collated on a database to inform the Government of Grenada on Diaspora skills, experiences and interest that can support development in Grenada. The information will also be used to guide Government policy on a structured framework to engage the Diaspora.

Can existing Diaspora groups/individuals currently supporting development in Grenada participate in the GD4D survey?

Groups/individuals currently supporting development initiatives in Grenada are encouraged to participate in the survey.

Do I need to have specific educational skills and professional background to participate in the GD4D survey?

No specified educational, professional background or skill is required for participation in the survey.

Can a person who lived and worked abroad for a number of years but is currently residing in Grenada participate in the GD4D survey?

Re-migrants are not considered part of the Diaspora.  Only persons who currently live abroad will be eligible to participate in the survey. However the project team would love to connect with such persons by email at diaspora@mofa.gov.gd

Will the GD4D project help me to find a job in Grenada?

This project itself does not offer opportunities for employment but facilitates the mapping of Diaspora skills.

Who will have responsibility for the information shared in the survey?

The information will be managed by the International Organization for Migration, GD4D Project staff and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Would funding/monetary donations be considered as resources which could support the development of Grenada?

Yes, they are considered resources which will support Grenada’s development, please contact the Office of Diaspora Affairs directly at diaspora@mofa.gov.gd to discuss proper channels to ensure these donations reach the intended target group.

 

How soon can we get involved in developmental activities?

This phase of the project will focus on engaging the Diaspora and mapping existing skills/resources and experiences that can support development. This however does not preclude initiating projects, the Office of Diaspora Affairs would be happy to assist, please contact diaspora@mofa.gov.gd

What options are available for Diaspora return?

The Government of Grenada has established a Returning Nationals Programme, which offers concessions for returning nationals. Please visit the Office of Diaspora Affairs website: grenadiandiaspora.gd for more information on how to apply.

Are there any business/investment opportunities for Diaspora to undertake?

Yes, there are. Grenada is open for business and investments. Please visit the website for the Grenada Investment Development Corporation which offers a number of investment and business opportunities in the different sectors, with international market access for trade through the different trade agreements along with concessions and incentives.

Why is the GD4D project a priority for Grenada now?

The GD4D Project is a priority for Grenada because the Government has recognized the important role that the diaspora has played in Grenada’s development thus far and is desirous of creating a more structured way of engaging diaspora to contribute to national development. This project with technical assistance from IOM will help the Government of Grenada to know more about the composition of the Grenadian Diaspora, what their interests are and to catalogue the ways in which they would like to contribute to Grenada’s development. The information obtained from the GD4D Project will also help to guide Government policies on engaging the Diaspora.

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