In 2020-2022, as part of our work focusing on empowering political and social actors to achieve meaningful change in the region, we will be committed to leveraging diaspora communities as actors of political change, reconciliation, and peacebuilding. We recognize that the diasporas that have resulted from the region’s current conflicts in Libya, Yemen, Syria, and Iraq, as well as developments in Egypt and Lebanon, are political actors who closely monitor and interact with developments in home countries. It is for this reason that we aim to harness these communities and their efforts to contribute to peacebuilding, reconstruction and reconciliation, and transitional justice processes in the region. We will focus on researching these diasporas’ forms of organization and political roles and relations to the region, as well as convening discussions in order to advance coordination and collaboration. In light of the COVID-19 crisis, we  have also initiated a series of webinars dedicated to simultaneously providing a platform for voices from the diaspora to be heard and promoting cross-pollination of ideas in order to effect political reform.