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AFFORD Communication and Marketing  Consultant

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an experienced communications and marketing professional to communicate this phase of AFFORD’s journey, especially telling the story of the diaspora as a powerful agent of development, and the role AFFORD has played and continues to play in empowering this sector. As we seek to build new relationships with national governments, financial institutions, funders, multilateral agencies, and other key stakeholders, we are looking for an enthusiastic imaginative and creative individual, who is excited at the prospect of managing a successful communications and marketing campaign in a challenging niche market, and with a limited budget. Reporting to the Director, the post holder will work as part of a small but dynamic Communications team.

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Webinar: Strengthening Diaspora business risk management and resilience during disasters

Organiser: ABC (AFFORD Business Centre)

Trainer: Jacqueline Williams

Date: Wednesday 27 July 2016

Time: 14.00 – 15.00 UK time

Location: Webinar

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Our recent AFFORD Business Centre study highlights that only half of diaspora and UK-based investors had any risk assessment and mitigation plans in place prior to the Ebola outbreak in Sierra Leone. The report states that risk planning and management “improves business resilience and chances of weathering the worst consequences during a major crisis, thereby improving the prospects for business continuity.” Additionally, “It also improves the chances of finding emerging opportunities, which can then be capitalised on and translated into success in the face of disasters.”

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Webinar - Diaspora and Migrants as Entrepreneurs and Social Investors

As part of preparations for the Global Forum for Migration and Development (GFMD) 2015, which will take place in Turkey from 12 to 16 October, the Global Working Group on Diaspora and Migrants in Development, coordinated by AFFORD, would like to invite you to its first webinar on ‘Diaspora and Migrants as Entrepreneurs and Social Investors: Creating an Enabling Policy Framework’.

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AD3 2015: Responding to African Humanitarian Disasters: The Role of Diaspora Actions and the Policy

 We are excited to announce that African Diaspora and Development Day (AD3) 2015 will take place on 3 July from 6pm at the School of Oriental African Studies, University of London (SOAS).  In partnership with Centre of African Studies (SOAS), this year’s AD3 will focus on the role of the diaspora in African Humanitarian disasters and the implications for policy.

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The APPG on Diaspora, Development and Migration (APPG-DDM)

Britain’s seven million strong diaspora communities now have a new channel of engagement with national politicians to promoting international development in their countries of heritage.


The All -Party Parliamentary Group on Diaspora, Development and Migration (APPG-DDM) was launched on February 3rd at a packed event in the House of Commons, with attendance from MPs, Peers, and diaspora communities from Africa, Asia, the Caribbean and Latin America.


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AFFORD AD3 4th July 2014