Jammu Kashmir Diaspora Chamber of Commerce

Building peace and prosperity in Jammu Kashmir through International trade and commerce

Introduction

Jammu Kashmir Diaspora Chamber of Commerce (JKDCC) exists to provide opportunities for chamber members and J&K business community to develop sustainable networks and partnerships for their development, growth, economic vitality, and building peace and prosperity in Jammu Kashmir through International trade and Commerce.

 

A recent research study “Rejuvenating the economic environment in Jammu Kashmir” supported by the Conciliation Resources to explore opportunities for, and barriers to, trade and investment in Jammu and Kashmir suggests that Kashmiri Diaspora engagement will significantly enhance the prospects for economic regeneration in all regions of Jammu and Kashmir and in the long run, open doors for international trade and investment. This, in turn, is likely to contribute to the overall peace and stability of the region.

Background

KDF working in partnership with Conciliation Resources facilitated three workshops in Luton, Manchester and Birmingham in 2013 for Kashmiri Diaspora Business leaders. The participants of these workshops agreed to establish a “J&K International Trade and Investment Network” and asked Kashmir Development Foundation to facilitate the development of this network.

In the 1st annual general meeting on 22 February 2014 in Birmingham, the members of the Network agreed and on 07 May 2014 in their meeting at London approved the mission, aims and objectives of the “J&K International Trade and Investment Network”. These objectives further reviewed in 2015 and a working committee formed to formally establish ‘Jammu Kashmir Diaspora Chamber of Commerce’ as a formal entity in the United Kingdom.

Kashmir Development Foundation (KDF) has been providing infrastructure support for the network of Kashmiri Diaspora businesses and entrepreneurs of J&K origin and heritage in the United Kingdom to interact with each other and explore opportunities for their development, growth and international trade and investment within all the regions of the erstwhile State of Jammu and Kashmir.